Tuesday, March 27, 2012
ROCK, POP, INDIE MAGNIFICENCE
mp3 : Radiohead - Bones
It's the fourth track on the 1995 LP The Bends. In some ways it is a sort of forgotten Radiohead classic. It is squeezed onto the album right after two hit singles - High And Dry and Fake Plastic Trees, and right before one of their best loved songs and another hit - (Nice Dream) and Just. But there's no way that Bones should ever be regarded as a filler track.
Great tune. Killer chorus. And an ambiguous enough lyric to spark a debate. Is it merely about growing old or is it about the physical pain that a mental breakdown brings? Who knows? And who really cares?? Just turn the volume up and enjoy the music. It's rock, it's pop, it's indie all at once. It's also magnificent.
Especially played live.