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I lived in a military base in Germany until ’95, when my family moved to New York. It was there that I discovered music outside of MC Hammer (my favorite at the time) on the now defunct ZRock radio station. So when I first heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the radio in ’95, I was 13 and thought I had just discovered some amazing new band. I listened to the radio every day after that just to hear it again before I mustered up the courage to call the station directly and request it. I’ll never forget the Deejay’s reaction. Here I am thinking I’m wanting them to play this super obscure indie band and the deejay replied with “Yeah, okay sure” in the most nonchalant fashion as to say “Not THAT song again.” I was in disbelief and thought that maybe he just didn’t know who Nirvana were. It wasn’t until months later I would start to learn the tragic truth.
Yeah, I’d just have fun with the thing. Take it everywhere and see what crazy awesome sounds I can make with the environment around me.
Definitely a good idea. Call it “Say Whaaaaat?!?” ha ha. Naw, that’s too 90′s.
The Psychedelic Furs: Love My Way
ha ha ha so true.
This song is great. It actually inspired me to give the album a closer listen. Still don’t like it as much as their other two albums (and Casablancas’ solo album) but this song is definitely one my favorites from them now. I love the “even though Casablancas appeared to be on the run from the law or the sun” line too. His get up did kinda look like he made a quick stop to Hot Topic before the performance. The song is one of the more mellow cuts on the album so I wouldn’t expect high voltage energy during a performance but the musicianship is solid.
Seriously. I love that someone goes out of their way to create covers for these. Much appreciated! No matter the format, album art is an important part of the music experience.
I love this remix series! I was wondering when the next one was coming out! Many thanks!
I wasn’t attacking you personally so don’t take it that way. I’m merely stating my preferences that’s all. I love all their music. That’s not to say it’s a terrible album, it’s good. Kid A is quite possibly my favorite and that is arguably the most experimental. Personally I just think The King of Limbs would have been better as Atom’s For Peace’s debut album, as opposed to a new Radiohead album. Also, I’m just expressing my own growing tastes as I personally grow older and documenting this change on a music site that is supposed to be a place where idea’s can be shared and discussion can be had. Statements like “get your head out of your ass” are counter to this and discourage any type of elevated discussion. My opinions are my own and you are free to disagree, but no need to be a jerk.
I can only speak for myself, but being a Radiohead fan since “Creep” first came out, I can honestly say that they really don’t interest me anymore, which is sad for me to say. I more look forward to Donwood & Yorke’s album artwork more than the music these days. If they broke up after In Rainbows I would’ve been content. I’m just indifferent to The King of Limbs and these two songs. It just doesn’t sound like a total band effort anymore, but more like Thom Yorke solo material. They are most powerful when they play their guitars (i.e. “2+2=5″, “Bodysnatchers”, etc.). Leave the experimental electronics to those whom do it best (Flying Lotus, Ae, etc.). Maybe they are just trying to stay relevant to the younger generation that are getting excited over James Blake and Jamie XX, in that case I would say they are succeeding.