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

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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