Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Have It All Here On Videotape

This post has no other purpose then letting me shout out my love for Radiohead from atop a mountain, but unfortunately I don't have a mountain. What I do have though, is the internet and, of course, this lovely blog. So for everybody out there reading this, let it be known, "I Love Radiohead!"

Now, with releasing six critically acclaimed albums, from 1995's The Bends to 2007's In Rainbows and in between releasing arguably one of the greatest albums of all time, with 1997's OK Computer Radiohead has solidified themselves in the argument for greatest band of all time.They have composed masterpieces from "Karma Police" and "Paranoid Android" to "15 Step" and "The National Anthem", and can also be considered one of the most influential bands of our time.

I'd like to go off record and say that "Videotape", the closing track off In Rainbows, is my favorite Radiohead song. I am saying it off the record because it changes as often as Chandler's diaper, and so I very well may change my mind before I finish this post.

"Videotape" strips Radiohead of their home field advantage, consisting of numerous layers of intricately woven melodies and counter-melodies. It exposes them and gives them a sense of vulnerability. And let me tell you, they show that they can strive in any environment. Yorke's vocal frighten and calm simultaneously. The spectrum of frequencies that the timbral piano excretes chills the body as if a light feather has gently crawled up your spine. As Yorke's layered vocals start to blend, emotions begin to swirl around the body and once the verse returns they begin to align as if to shoot you upward, ascending you to unsurmountable heights, where the narrator starts the song.

I could go into heavy detail about every moment in every song that I find fascinating, but I don't have that kind of time and I highly doubt any of you would read all of it. Many of the people who view this post very well may just be here to watch the video and/or download the mp3, but for those of you who made it this far, I appreciate you took the time to hear [read] what I have to say. Hopefully since you read this you will enjoy and appreciate the music that much more than those who didn't.

Radiohead - Videotape
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

they are great!!!!