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    Default Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    One band I never got. I just don't understand their popularity.

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    "What's the deaaal w/ Radiohead...?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
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    Choke on some bug spray, dumbass.

    I saw them in 2003 at the Hollywood Bowl because I wanted to see Supergrass. The crowd was near rabid but it sounded like elevator music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMotionApocalypse View Post
    Choke on some bug spray, dumbass.

    I saw them in 2003 at the Hollywood Bowl because I wanted to see Supergrass. The crowd was near rabid but it sounded like elevator music.
    So this thread goes in here because....................................

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    Where else would it go?
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    So this thread goes in here because....................................
    Music Lounge Coachella fans discussing all sorts of music related topics

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    Where else would it go?
    In the most current radiohead thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    In the most current radiohead thread.
    I never even noticed it. Is my question answered there?

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    It's a pretty dumb question. Why do people like a band I don't like?
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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMotionApocalypse View Post
    I never even noticed it. Is my question answered there?
    Could be, if you paid any fucking attention.

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    It's a pretty dumb question. Why do people like a band I don't like?

    Amen.

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    How the hell was I supposed to know that was a Radiohead thread?

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    Pay more attention and...
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    I'm a reasonable man, get off my case....

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    Isn't this the same guy who said Foreigner had a big impact on his life?

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    see dale's post
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    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    When Foster the People played Pumped Up Kicks I freaked the fuck out because I thought that song was long gone

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    OMG WIN!
    Wow, 12 step meetings at Coachella, who knew? SOBERCHELLA.COM

    I'm a reasonable man, get off my case....

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    Woke up with this in my head

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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    To be honest, I never "got" Radiohead either. I still don't.

    It could just be the fact that I've never taken the time to really listen to them, but the stuff I've heard hasn't really "stuck" with me.

    I am curious though- everyone on the boards seems to be rabid about them. Can someone give me recommendations of where to start?

    (I felt the same way about Arcade Fire pre-Coachella last year. Luckily some of you guys helped me out and I familiarized myself with enough of their stuff to end up making their set one of my favorites of the festival. Hopefully it pays off that well again!)
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    Default Re: Radiohead - what's the big deal?

    Start from the beginning
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    When Foster the People played Pumped Up Kicks I freaked the fuck out because I thought that song was long gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Start from the beginning
    Once upon a time, there was a group called Radiohead. THE END.
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bus McRider View Post
    To be honest, I never "got" Radiohead either. I still don't.

    It could just be the fact that I've never taken the time to really listen to them, but the stuff I've heard hasn't really "stuck" with me.

    I am curious though- everyone on the boards seems to be rabid about them. Can someone give me recommendations of where to start?
    I doubt many will agree with me, but I say start with In Rainbows. It's very accessible and very "Radiohead," if that makes sense. After you familiarize yourself with the band and their sound, then start back in the mid 90s with the Bends or Ok, Computer and work forward as their sound developed. Again, this may draw criticism, but Kid A or Amnesiac, though exceptionally brilliant, can be a bit difficult for new listeners. I certainly had trouble with Kid A when it came out, and was not until college that it clicked for me.

    But really, you can start anywhere because their catalog is pretty fucking stellar. Except Pablo Honey, that's a real weak spot.
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    The Glastonbury 2003 bootleg is what got me into them.
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    OK Computer is the one which got me into Radiohead. If you like the experimental/electronic aspects of that album, you should be fine with the shift in approach they take on Kid A, et. al.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    I just got done recommending someone to start with Kid A.
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    Tell your non Radiohead friends to watch this and they'll start listening to them afterwards......


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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    I doubt many will agree with me, but I say start with In Rainbows. It's very accessible and very "Radiohead," if that makes sense. After you familiarize yourself with the band and their sound, then start back in the mid 90s with the Bends or Ok, Computer and work forward as their sound developed. Again, this may draw criticism, but Kid A or Amnesiac, though exceptionally brilliant, can be a bit difficult for new listeners. I certainly had trouble with Kid A when it came out, and was not until college that it clicked for me.

    But really, you can start anywhere because their catalog is pretty fucking stellar. Except Pablo Honey, that's a real weak spot.
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