I wish, I wish, I wish that something would happen
February 16, 2007
The Bends is a fucking awesome album.
This, of course, is obvious. But I haven’t listened to it for a while, and as I’m sitting here at work with it cranked up on my iPod, I just can’t help thinking this is a fucking awesome album. As much as I love Radiohead’s later works, there’s something special about The Bends: I remember buying it, largely on the strength of the video for Just, either at the end of high school or first-year university, and, like many things you experience at that age, it had a huge impact. Just is a masterpiece, I’ve always loved the title track, and Fake Plastic Trees makes me want lay in the dark and cry. (in a good way)
When I saw them play at Molson Park in Barrie a few years ago, Thom Yorke had a bit of fun with the lyrics, singing “I wish it were the sixties, I wish we were Oasis,” complete with Gallagher-esque nasal whine. For a rock star with a penchant for being depressed and miserable, he’s quite a fun guy.
Haven’t posted much this week, as you may have noticed; I’ve been fairly busy at work, which seems to be where I do some of my more productive blogging. And I’m going away for the weekend (my mother’s birthday was this week), so the drought may continue. Regular posting shall resume shortly.
In the meantime, go and listen to The Bends. Go out and buy it, if you must. It’s a fucking awesome album.