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Old 06-24-2005, 12:44 AM   #46
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I'm not the hugest Radiohead fan but I think they're very good at what they do. There's a certain "sexlessness" to their music, true, but IMO it's just a matter of style rather than a weakness. And, with very few exceptions, I find U2 music rather sexless as well; even when they try and aim for hip-shaking effect it's only hip-shaking compared to the rest of their music. As for "trying everything", IMO bands can be like actors in that even the greatest of them ultimately have limitations to their range and can look completely wrong and miscast in certain roles. Thom Yorke as a smooth Love God makes as much sense as Tom Hanks playing James Bond.
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Thom Yorke as a smooth Love God makes as much sense as Tom Hanks playing James Bond.


There are enough bands out there that put out "booty shakin' " music. Sex isn't the bottom line for all bands and it isn't the bottom line for a lot of fans.

Radiohead doesn't need to change a thing.
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they just need more cowbell.
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they just need more cowbell.
A weakness has been found. End of discussion.


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and here i always thought radiohead's biggest weakness was their music... silly me
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and here i always thought radiohead's biggest weakness was their music... silly me
Go back and think up of something actually funny to say.
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Go back and think up of something actually funny to say.

a man brought his wife to see the doctor. the doctor checked her out, and told the husband "i have some bad news... your wife is very sick. she either has alzheimer's or aids."

"alzheimer's or aids?," says the man, "how do i know which one it is?"

"well," says the doctor, "drop her off 10 miles from your house. if she comes back, don't fuck her."
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Hahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha.

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Hahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha.

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an old irish couple are driving home from a night out at the pub.
the man is driving and is very drunk, swerving and weaving all over the road at a very fast speed.
finally, the police pull him over. the officer says: "sir, do you know that your wife fell out of your car about a mile back?"
the man replies: "oh, thank God. for a minute there I thought I had gone deaf."
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mickey mouse wants to divorce minnie mouse. so he goes to divorce court and explains to the judge the reasons for why he wants to divorce minnie.

so the judge says "let me get this straight... you want to divorce your wife because she's mentaly imbalanced?"

"no," says mickey... "she's fucking goofy"
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Great Radiohead thread!
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I agree that Radiohead does have a problem (in my mind). Alot of people don't mind, but I do. The range of emotion in their songs is very limited to me. They have very few songs that communicate emotions other than confusion and gloom.

We'll take U2 as an example (because we're all familiar with U2) of the opposite. They have songs that are expressive of every emotion.

One expresses desperation
One Step Closer expresses depression
Love and Peace or Else expresses coolness
If You Wear that Velvet Dress expresses sexyness
Zooropa expresses confusion
Elevation expresses fun
Beautiful Day expresses joy

I could go on and on. Not only are the subjects of these songs different but the FEELING of the songs are different. Radiohead are masters at what they do but their songs span such a tiny range of emotions I just couldn't view them as being a truly great band. I wouldn't call one of their songs fun or joyful. Maybe Nice Dream is a happy song, but it's still very suppressed. Sure, their songs have different subjects and such, but they all communicate one feeling: gloom.
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an old irish couple are driving home from a night out at the pub.
the man is driving and is very drunk, swerving and weaving all over the road at a very fast speed.
finally, the police pull him over. the officer says: "sir, do you know that your wife fell out of your car about a mile back?"
the man replies: "oh, thank God. for a minute there I thought I had gone deaf."
A drunken Paddy joke. But I don't mind cos it's quite funny.
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Radiohead are masters at what they do but their songs span such a tiny range of emotions I just couldn't view them as being a truly great band. I wouldn't call one of their songs fun or joyful. Maybe Nice Dream is a happy song, but it's still very suppressed. Sure, their songs have different subjects and such, but they all communicate one feeling: gloom.
Radiohead span the entire range of emotions from deeply gloomy to mildy pessimistic!

I take your point but I find the Bends (the album) strangely uplifting. OK Computer is a bit unrelenting admittedly.
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