Sunday, June 01, 2008

Radiohead Teen Idols!

I was just reminded of this song, which is one of the more enjoyably catchy Cure/U2-esque albums from-- the, I would submit, almost underrated-- Pablo Honey:

But check out that video! Look at all of them being all skinny and floppy haired (and in some cases, not bald!). Colin Greenwood, especially, had perfected that disaffected gothy stare while he played bass. And look how much happier Ed O'Brien must have been to be striking guitar hero poses with an open button-down shirt than he must be now, playing sundry percussion instruments during Thom and Johnny's electro-experiments. The less said about Thom Yorke's Kurt Cobain bleached blonde long hair, the better. Johnny Greenwood, of course, looks and plays exactly the same. Nice to know some things aren't as susceptible to change.


Via Chicago said...

Man I have not listened to Pablo Honey in probably 10 years. This makes me think I should do so again. It's not that I dislike it, it's just - why would I ever listen to it? Plus I don't own it anymore, which obviously creates a problem. Although I imagine I can find it used for about $5 somewhere.

Best part of this is at the 3:25 mark, when there's a jam in the background and all of a sudden, for 15 seconds, you catch a glimpse of who this band will someday become. Fascinating.

drischord said...

I think this is where I'm supposed to leave a comment praising the song "Anyone Can Play Guitar." But instead, I'm just gonna say that I still don't like Pablo Honey, although "Stop Whispering" is one of the catchier tracks on it.

Still, I think the U2/Cure combo reference is so spot-on that you almost don't even need to hear the song.

Quinapalus said...

I like all the cuts to Random Guy Putting on a Scuba Outfit. It's some kind of 90's rock video cliche that I can't quite put my finger on...cut to the janitor in Smells Like Teen Spirit...cut to the random clown guy being weird in the Stone Temple Pilots guys know what I'm saying?

Eric said...

Q, that is such a good call, though I can't put my finger on what term or phrase best describes it either.