Radiohead has to be one of my all time favourite bands. Yes, you may think that the band is pretty depressing, weird and at times just WTF however I can’t help it, I will die a Radiohead fan. My father was actually a great fan and I remember as a child that I would listen to them in the car singing along (when most kids were listening to S Club 7 or the Spice Girls, but I was never an ordinary kid :)). Twenty years on, with a number of quality produced albums, Radiohead remain one of the biggest bands in the world.
Radiohead’s music is emotional, technical and beautifully put together. Radiohead released their debut single ‘Creep’ in the early 1990s. The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit after several months of the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey. Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums and the band’s work has been placed highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists. In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time” and I could not agree more.
I’m sharing with you one of my favourite songs, High and Dry. Now according to Q magazine, it was never intended for the album ‘The Bends’ as the lead singer, Thom Yorke dismissed the track as ‘very bad’. Of course, I disagree! I think this song conveys an emotion that unfortunately a few of us have experienced. The song for me is about a person in love with somebody, but they take them and their feelings for granted which as a result treats them badly. In the beginning the person wants to stay with them, because they are in love, but being hurt becomes too much. The tables turn and once they realise what they’ve done it’s too late …. ‘drying up in conversation, you will be the one who cannot talk, all your insides fall to piece, you sit there wishing you could still make love’ – now they are speechless and heart broken because they lost that one person who really cared for them the most because he realised the people he was trying to impress would not care and now they are left ‘high and dry’.
‘It’s the best that you ever had, the best thing you had has gone away’