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What Radiohead songs should I buy?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by HooBass, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. HooBass


    May 27, 2003
    As I amass a fairly large collection of Pepsi iTunes give-away bottle tops, I'm thinking of finally trying out Radiohead.

    Any song suggestions from you folks? I lean toward guitar-oriented rock, and of course stuff with good basslines.

    Talk soon,
  2. Depends how wierd you like your guitar driven rock.

    Airbag, Electioneering, Lucky, Just, The Bends, My Iron Lung, Paranoid Android are all examples of reasonably straighforward guitaristic Radiohead. If you like wacky, try stuff from Kid A/Amnesiac such as Idioteque, Kid A, Optimistic, You And Whose Army, Morning Bell.
  3. if you want guitar type rock, i'd go back to Pablo Honey. great songs like "anyone can play guitar" and "ripcord". mellower, but great songs are the classic "creep," "stop whispering" and "thinking about you". does the pepsi thing have just the mainstream stuff? if they have it, find "talkshow host". amazing song.
  4. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    I've only heard OK Computer, so I'd recommend Paranoid Android and Karma Police.
  5. HooBass


    May 27, 2003
    Thanks, everyone! -- HooBass
  6. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    ummm, all of them!
    great band, not my fave, but great none the less.
  7. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    I'd go for the earlier stuff.
  8. So, this is it. The future of music is here. I can't argue with it, but the days of buying full albums in a store seem to becoming obsolete. But, I'm 16, what do I know?
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I think my two favorite Radiohead songs of all time are Exit Music (for a film) and Airbag. I love the drums on Airbag and Exit Music is just freakin' cool.

    brad cook
  10. HooBass


    May 27, 2003
    In some way I, too, feel this "loss." I remember the days when I couldn't understand folks who'd buy an album and listen only to one or two "hits" that were on it, or who would listen without reading the lyrics or, worse still, not knowing the darn songs' or musicians' names!

    Now I routinely listen to music while I'm working, while cleaning the house, or while driving. I'm literally not learning the songs names (until I find the tunes that I really like), and usually don't read the liner notes and lyrics.

    It's just not where I'm at right now. Aside from being a lot older now and consequently being busier, I now listen to music mostly for the mood it imparts. Music is a background for my life. Now that I'm starting to write again, I'm starting to get back into reading and digesting the lyrics, and digging into the bio's of the bands. So, with RH, if I love what I hear I'll be buying the physical materials (just not yet).

    - HooBass

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