Paranoid Android

Gespeichert von web1544 am Mit, 24.08.2022 - 11:36

Radiohead's masterpiece that guides me through the decades. Or centuries. While I got my hands on "OK Computer" some time in 1998 in Brighton, it was this piece that had its most lasting impression on me. During that time, me and my partner and later wife had a flat in Frankfurt while she already lived in Brighton. I usually flew in on Thursday evening and out on Sunday evening. Ridiculous, but feeling very important, it was this very song or record that kind of leveled me at the time. It worked like an antidote against the yuppie-life I had been living for years.

It reminded me of Belfast, the music, guitar, the beauty of chaos and disorder. In a way, this memory came into present and opened the space again. Having seen them live a few times, starting with 2001 in Victoria Park and then a couple of times in Berlin, this song  is an amazingly foresightful piece - in particular the "rain"-sequence and of course the overall guitarwork. Even now, 25 years after recording, the song (as well as only "Exit Music") sounds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers smells. Adding a look through a glass onion to get the edginess it has and which prevails.