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Old 10-28-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
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How do I introduce my dad...

To Radiohead?

I really like Radiohead and I want to slowly introduce my dad by playing him some stuff. Trouble is I don't know what to play for him. Here's some details about him so you can get your mind around it.

He's 45, married, etc. He likes most music, but hates rap. His favorites are Pink Floyd (courtesy of yours truly) and most other classic rock. He also likes some metal (AC/DC & Metallica, mostly).

So what should I play for him? I was considering just popping The Bends in the CD player, but now I'm leaning more towards a compilation. So what are your suggestions?
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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i'm probably way off here, but i think you should start with pablo honey. sure no self-respecitng radiohead fan would say that, but it most closely resembles a rock band album, rather than an experimental rock band...and base the next stuff you play for him on the songs he likes off that...
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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pablo honey, then the bends... maybe, if he's daring, recommend ok computer... anything beyond that is at your risk.
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:56 PM   #4
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I'd say go with The Bends, or OK Computer. Or maybe a mix of the two. If your dad likes Pink Floyd, I think he should be open to liking Radiohead
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I'd say Bends and OK Computer. If he likes straight out rock more than the mroe experimental than go with Bends, and maybe PH.
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If you love someone, don't expose him to Pablo Honey.

The Bends isn't really very experimental like, say, Kid A. It also isn't really very painful like, say, Pablo Honey. Start there instead. (OK Computer isn't that strange either, really.)

Alternatively, start him off on Kid A, which is where I started. If he can get into that, the rest is easy.
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heh...i'd say make a mix of bends, ok comp, and a couple good songs off ph. when i make a rh mix for someone, i tend to put on the songs i like plus the songs that people may have heard before (creep, karma police, etc)
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I would give him a large dose of the Bends, if he likes it, let him listen to it again and again.
Then, slowly bring him into OK Computer and even more slowly into Kid A and Amnesiac.
My dad is a very big radiohead fan, hes 52, and has all thier stuff, except Pablo Honey....
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I would give him a large dose of the Bends, if he likes it, let him listen to it again and again.
Then, slowly bring him into OK Computer and even more slowly into Kid A and Amnesiac.
My dad is a very big radiohead fan, hes 52, and has all thier stuff, except Pablo Honey....
i actually agree with ep, but did it slightly differently. i started my dad on ok, then onto the bends, then kid a & amnesiac. he actually then asked ME to burn him a copy of httt. HE ASKED ME.
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very cool HOS, HTTT was my fathers day present to my dad....
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I played "My Myxmatosis" for my dad after he asked me about the band I saw in NYC when we had our family weekend. I am sure he tuned it out in the first ten seconds....but he is in his mid-sixties and doesn't like "the loud noise."
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Add me to the list of people who say the Bends.
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Call up Thom Yorke, see if he and the band are free for dinner, bring your Dad, have them shake hands and introduce them: "Dad, this is Radiohead, radiohead, this is dad."
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hail to the thief

it's like all that you can't leave behind in the sense that it's a very good distillation of a band's previous work into something new
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Call up Thom Yorke, see if he and the band are free for dinner, bring your Dad, have them shake hands and introduce them: "Dad, this is Radiohead, radiohead, this is dad."
Nice.

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