Anglo For Your Ear: Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”

This somber track from 1995′s The Bends launched my passionate love affair with Radiohead, which peaked somewhere between OK Computer and Kid A and waned around Amnesiac. The vocal features Thom Yorke at his most emotive; he digs deep into his inner Bono. Great for dorm-room depression. The video’s quite amazing, too.

In related news:

Thom Yorke gets bitchy when making Radiohead albums.(NME)

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey says the band owes its whole existence to Radiohead: “I think they’re a terrific band – there’d be no Elbow without Radiohead.”(Gigwise)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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