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EMB5490  
29 Sep 2010 20:06 | Quote
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Hey all, so...

Im at my music school, with my trippy clothes long hair and love for pink floyd and im showing them some songs, and then one of my friends there says, dude you like radiohead, and i said, idk ive only heard one song... and didnt really like it but idk im open, and since then EVERYONE in that school has been pushing me to listen to them... SO i checked them out, started listenening to a song from ok computer (they said to listen to this alubm) and i didnt really dig it, and couldnt really hang on to it...

Anyway, whats your opinions of radiohead, what songs should i check out, are they as pink floydish as they say?

thanks :)
case211  
29 Sep 2010 20:31 | Quote
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To be honest I don't believe many bands could ever achieve the "cool mysticism" of the songs that Pink Floyd has done. I don't know, to me, Pink Floyd's work has always kind of been like a musical journey that is different than most anything else. I don't think that people could really tap into exactly what PF did with their work, since it really is something that is very different FEELING.
I've never really listened to Radiohead but if you aren't really diggin' anything that you've heard so far either a) it will take some time to get more of a feel for it and start to dig it or b) it really just isn't your type of thing. I'm not you so I don't know which it is but I wouldn't give up on them so easily... just listen to a bunch of songs and if you can't really get into it, put it on hold for a little while(say a couple of weeks) then come back and listen to it again. You might actually start to enjoy it by then.
It took me about 3 years to start to really thoroughly enjoy Metallica's Load, ReLoad, and Stanger albums, and now I would consider those some of my favorites of Metallica's(top spot is still Justice). But as you start to "mature" with your musical ear you will probably start to take pleasure in listening to song and artists that you really didn't before. I have recently started to get this sort of thing happening to me and I am opening up all kinds of musical options for what to listen to now, and it's honestly great.

BUT, don't write them off just yet man, give a little bit and you might be surprised ;)
EMB5490  
29 Sep 2010 21:35 | Quote
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i almost never write bands off right away and with such huge backing i figured id at least check them out, maybe i just found bad songs? i just didnt really like the vocals.

and i agree. no band will ever be in the same category as pink floyd
btimm  
29 Sep 2010 22:07 | Quote
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Pink Floyd is meh. There I said it.

Radiohead is good. Check out the album OK Computer.
EMB5490  
30 Sep 2010 05:47 | Quote
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I did but what songs specifically?

And i disagree, i just take you as more of a 90s person at least from the bands you like. but the musical perfction and harmony in pink floyd i think is almost impossible not to like. Songs like us and them, time, brain damage, echoes, shine on, sauceful....
btimm  
30 Sep 2010 06:04 | Quote
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I am just pulling your leg EMB.

CHeck out these songs by Radiohead: Fake Plastic Trees, Karma Police, and High and Dry.
ChicagoMedic  
30 Sep 2010 10:35 | Quote
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wow is this enough links. I love radiohead. love PF too, completely different bands though
tinyskateboard  
30 Sep 2010 10:54 | Quote
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I'm going to say to add Creep, Morning Bell, knives out and 2+2+5. Ideally find live performances. They are a live band, but I like some of their records too.

My favorite album = The Bends. I did't like Kid A or In Rainbows too much tho'.

People say lots of junk...no other band is like PF.
macandkanga  
30 Sep 2010 11:13 | Quote
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Yeah. Pink Floyd is unique. You can't really compare them to anyone else because of this. I think Radiohead is unique too. They have a huge following. I'm not really into them though.
gx1327  
30 Sep 2010 11:19 | Quote
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honestly... hail to the thief is my favorite.

favorite songs:
optimistic (one of two songs which mention "dinosaurs ruling the earth" in the lyrics)
there, there (hail to the thief)
lucky (OK Computer)
no surprises (OKC)
reckoner (in rainbows)
everything in its right place (kid A)

the cool thing about radiohead is that you can kind of follow their transformation. pablo honey and the bends are two great '90s british alt rock albums. there's even a live video of them on MTV spring break doing "creep" at a pool party and they look like they're effing oasis or the verve pipe with their glammed up brit-rock looks.

the bends is a really good album, too. ok computer is probably their most cherished and for good reason. but after OKC comes kid A which is a pretty trip-tastic album. my favorite song "everything in its right place" is best listened to while drowning yourself with booze (me and 5-6 of my college friends helped popularize it at the local bar and got it in the top ten on the jukebox).

after kid A we have hail to the thief which brings back some more major market friendly rock but still has that kid a weirdness. then in rainbows, their newest is also a really good album.

the main difference between radiohead and pink floyd is the attitude. i haven't listened to a lot of pink floyd, but radiohead's theme is gloomy anti-establishment fear. a lot of their songs are written anti-government, a lot of their early songs are written inspired by thom yorke's fear of sickness and disease (my iron lung, the bends, and more). the overall attitude of radiohead music is '90s fear and angst.

i don't get that same feeling when i listen to pink floyd songs. the subject matter may be the same (for instance in "the wall" the subject matter is similar) but the attitude is different. in the wall i get more of a feeling about rising up and triumphing over our oppressors. radiohead instills a feeling of "your opprossors are going to get us. the bombers are on the way. slag off."

if you can find it, the ultimate radiohead live televised performance is when they did idioteque on SNL. they did national anthem also, but thom yorke's frenetic freak out dancing on idioteque is something you have to see.
gx1327  
30 Sep 2010 11:19 | Quote
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oh p.s. that bear with the giant teeth in my picture is a radiohead logo!
EMB5490  
30 Sep 2010 16:06 | Quote
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listened, didnt really like, some songs are ok but nothing id listen to unforced.. idk
nullnaught  
30 Sep 2010 16:09 | Quote
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Not my cup of tea.
gx1327  
1 Oct 2010 08:36 | Quote
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well another thing i should point out about radiohead is that they are an acquired taste. some poeple got into them the first time they heard them. i really didn't like them at first. it wasn't until i had a roommate in college who loved them and listened to them a lot that i got into them. one of the problems is that their catalog is so large, and each album has its own unique sound. so you could start off liking 2-3 songs from one album, one song from another, and none from a different one. but the more you listen to it the more recognize how cool the other songs are.

i'm not saying you HAVE to listen to them, but with a lot of people (me especially) it's an acquired taste
EMB5490  
1 Oct 2010 14:07 | Quote
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yeah i mean i wanna give them a chance, but i dont really dig
tinyskateboard  
1 Oct 2010 15:16 | Quote
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It took me at least 10 years before I ended up liking the Grateful Dead.
Doz  
2 Oct 2010 09:22 | Quote
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First off, you seemed to have started listening to them whilst comparing them to a band you really, really like. Bad idea, artists shouldn't be compared (especially when they differ vastly).

gx1372 raises a good point. People are more inclined to enjoy a genre or artist they have exposed to a lot, or know a lot about. Sometimes things just hit people, and that's all fine... but sometimes things take time before you can appreciate it, and start to hear things you like that you perhaps didn't pick up on before.

I really like Radiohead, and I suggest that if you want to get into them, then leave it for a month and then try and find something you like, without thinking about Pink Floyd, because they are not equatable. Or, just don't... if you don't like it, you don't like it.

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EMB5490  
2 Oct 2010 09:28 | Quote
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no its not like i want them or am hearing them as pink floyd, people told me to listen to them because i liked pink floyd, but i just dont dig...
Doz  
2 Oct 2010 09:31 | Quote
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Then just forget about it?


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gx1327  
3 Oct 2010 03:49 | Quote
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thumbs down
deefa  
3 Oct 2010 08:33 | Quote
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@ Doz

Know where you're coming from Doz. Back in the days of Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac (Late '60s) I couldn't stand listening to them. PG himself as a guitarist I loved, but I just couldn't get my head around all the 'bluesy' stuff and slide guitar (Jerry Spencer) that was going down with them. Now, 40 years later, I just can't get enough of them!
macandkanga  
4 Oct 2010 13:25 | Quote
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Ya know I felt this way about the Beatles when I was a kid. I just couldnt see what all the hype was about. I even thought Ringo was a crappy drummer. But my friend that I hung with was totally into them. I started hearing more about their story as a band and listening to whole albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver and then I was hooked!

I think that Doz has a point though. It's important to note that my friend NEVER tried to convince me to like the Beatles. It was just my exposure to them that finally got me into them. You have these little moments with a song or an album that get you sucked in and then you want more.

I have to be honest though. I don't think that will happen with Radiohead. Not because I don't like them or I think they are a bad band, but I'm not really exposed and I have'nt really heard anything that will make me persue liking them. Time will tell though!


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