30 Songs in 30 Days Challenge – Day 10 – the Radiohead one

My lovely and talented friend Sarah (see day 1 for link) started this challenge.

I am going to do this the way Sarah did – a song every day and with a few lines about why I like each artist and song, and why it is significant for me. I am as much about the music as the words by the way, so I have to like both if I include a song.

Please feel free to join in this challenge with your own lists!

‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’ by Radiohead

I love this song, and the video. From their wonderful second album ‘The Bends’ . My possibly controversial opinion is that this was Radiohead at their peak. Their next album ‘OK Computer’ had some great songs and I admired the way they were stretching themselves artistically, but I did not understand the adulation the music press had for it. I did see them on that tour however, and they were truly amazing live. Then came ‘Kid A’ and I stopped listening to Radiohead entirely….


  1. Love this song. Radiohead is one of the (many) bands I know mainly through my partner, who is much more aware of music than me. I couldn’t name a single Radiohead song after the OK Computer album, which I guess means the OH stopped listening to them. Will go and listen to Kid A in the interests of my musical education 🙂

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    1. Hope you like it more than I did😄.

      Susan and I are polar opposites with regards music. The only meeting point is some folk and bluegrass music but even then we like different songs. She is more aware of chart music than me because she listens to the radio in the car whereas you would have to pay me to listen to chart radio.
      I used to find music I like by scouring the reviews in music magazines and looking for things I felt I might enjoy. Nowadays youtube and, surprisingly, Instagram are a huge help.

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      1. Not loving it so far, but I will persevere.
        I hadn’t thought of Instagram as a source for music — I’ll have to start following different people. 🙂
        I’m like you — studiously avoiding chart music. And I’ve never really been a radio listener.
        I think T has more wide ranging taste in contemporary music than me, but I like music across a much greater time period than him. He is very tolerant of my music whereas I tend to be quite forthright in my opinions. Makes for interesting road trips.

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        1. The funny thing is that my two favourite new acts (who will appear on this challenge later) both followed ME first. ‘The Anchoress’ and ‘Bone Acre’. Possibly because I mention music often in my IG posts.

          You and T sound like Susan and I with regards car journeys. She always chooses the music now, which is fair as she usually drives, but given her sensitive hearing and my partial deafness I can’t even tell it is playing most of the time! I will pretty much listen to any of her folk music happily but anything more ‘rock’ I put on gets turned down to the point where I can’t hear it and is therefore pointless 🙂

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          1. I’ll go and check them both out.
            T’s car, which is better for long trips, has an older stereo which plays CDs, so there is this process of choosing what to take on road trips. He asks what I would like, and I try to find new ways of saying “silence” — which usually comes out as “anything but Husker Du”. But like you, I’m a bit deaf, and he doesn’t play music loud so I can zone out fairly easily.

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