radiohead the bends

Fake Plastic Trees
Fake Plastic Trees

fake plastic trees//radiohead

she looks like the real thing
she tastes like the real thing
my fake plastic love
but i can’t help the feeling
i could blow through the ceiling
if i just turn and runit wears me out, it wears me out
it wears me out, it wears me out
if i could be who you wanted
if i could be who you wanted all the time
all the time, all the time…

ATN: Tell me some interesting fan encounters.

Jonny Greenwood: “Someone grabbed me, when I was onstage at a Canadian show and said ‘Quick, write your name on my arm.’ Which wasn’t a first, but they showed up at the next show, which was like 300 miles away, which was quite strange. But stranger still was that my name, was sort of, very roughly… didn’t even look like my name… they had it tattooed on… permanently.”

Thom Yorke: “There’s a lesson there. Always write neatly.”

JG: “Yes, that’s a good lesson.”

ATN: Did that freak you out?

JG: “Nooo… I just wish they would’ve asked Thom to draw something. It’s better than an anchor, or a lion’s head.”

ATN: So you just signed “Jonny?”

JG: “Well, it was more like Jeremy actually…” [laughing]

You Can Tell A Lot About A Person By Their Favorite Radiohead Album

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Add anything/ tell me what you think differently about i am only one person generalizing many things

The Bends: friendly, though not necessarily in the first meeting,wise, cool and attractive, though they may not believe it, have a thirst for life, can be aggressive, assertive, may not seem immediately warmhearted but are very understanding when someone is genuinely in need of help, proactive and good at getting things done, even if it’s in the last minute, guarded with their emotions

OK Computer: very aware about the world around them, cynical, introverted, deeply concerned about a variety of issues, interested in science, very intelligent (though not necessarily in the way reflected in grades), detail oriented, perfectionists, not quick to trust people, impatient, stubborn, individualistic, independent, moody, more analytically and mathematically inclined, secretly much more vulnerable and caring than they let on, more pessimistic in comparison to fans of other albums.

Kid A: quirky, deep appreciation for art, often in their own heads and not as concerned with the present, sometimes seem aloof or in a trance-like state, hard to read at times as they don’t over-share, wallflower, if they say they don’t want to talk about it they probably actually don’t want to talk about it, may lack common sense when they become deeply involved with their own thoughts/thoughts about the world around them

Amnesiac: odd, though not in a negative way, enjoy a good bit of solitude and reading time, deep thinkers, very loyal to a handful of close friends, good sources of unconventional wisdom, feel like outsiders at times, good at pursuing a skill until they have developed and mastered it, determined and not quick to give up, cultured and with a wide variety of interests and acceptance for things and people, refuse to be a part of something they don’t agree with

Hail to the Thief: tend to be more extroverted, believe firmly that actions speak louder than words, good at making friends of all different lines of thinking and keeping them all engaged, easygoing and a calming presence to have around but despite this they will defend their convictions and do not like their core values being affronted, present and skilled at active listening, well-dressed

In Rainbows: warm personalities, very creative, often in multiple art forms, can be overemotional, lively and fun when they want to be, don’t like to be tied down, deeply compassionate, good listeners, self-doubting, generous, people-pleasing, form deep attachments to people and things, tend to put their needs aside to take care of others, always moving, even if it’s just fidgeting or playing with something in their pockets, tend to not give themselves enough credit in areas they excel in

The King of Limbs: maintain a calm, cool, collected exterior most of the time, even if it’s not representative of how they feel, good dancers! spacey, have a hard time focusing on one thing for too long, eccentric, and very funny to anyone who appreciates their original take on things, optimistic and complimentary

Pablo Honey: constantly apologizing for their favorite album choice


It’s 2017. What do we love this year? We love being angry. There’s lots to be angry about. But we also love to feel hope. We love love. This year’s Thom Yorke Valentines are dedicated to romanticizing resistance…and of course, to you.


Radiohead - Just (1995) - Directed by Jamie Thraves. | “You do it to yourself, you do / And that’s what really hurts / Is that you do it to yourself / Just you, you and no one else / You do it to yourself.” 

What Happens: A man inexplicably lies down in the street. A crowd gathers to try to help him get up but when he refuses they demand to know what’s wrong with him. Meanwhile Radiohead play “Just” in a nearby flat. Eventually, the man reluctantly agrees to tell them why he’s lying down. The subtitles cut out so we only see him mouthing the words. When they hear his reason they all lie down as well.