My Iron Lung EP
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|1. My Iron Lung|
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|3. Lewis (Mistreated)|
|4. Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong|
|5. Permanent Daylight|
|6. Lozenge Of Love|
|7. You Never Wash Up After Yourself|
|8. Creep (Acoustic)|
Eight-track mini-album features the album version of 'My Iron Lung' and seven non-album tracks lifted from various singles off of their first two albums, 'The Trickster', 'Lewis (Mistreated)', 'Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong', 'Permanent Daylight', 'Lozenge Of Love', 'You Never Wash Up After Yourself' and an acoustic version of their very first hit, 1993's 'Creep'.
When exactly Radiohead transformed themselves from an average alterna-rock band into an avant-garde juggernaut is difficult to pinpoint, but in terms of recording, they took the great leap forward somewhere around the time of their second album, The Bends. While their debut, Pablo Honey, had a few sharp hooks, there was nothing to predict the avalanche of ideas that made The Bends one of the important albums of the 1990s. This EP (which is actually longer than some bands' full albums) doesn't clarify things a bit. The acoustic version of "Creep" that ends My Iron Lung is a sensitive read, but it doesn't explain the structural leap of the title track, which sounds as if the band had relearned how to play their instruments. Most of the remaining tunes are short, quirky numbers that point up Thom Yorke's penchant for melancholy melodies. Those who treasure the art rock of OK Computer or Kid A may find these plaintive pleas for love and understanding almost too simple. --Rob O'Connor
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The Trickster (Track 2)
Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong (Track 4)
Lozenge of Love (Track 6)
Creep (Acoustic - Track 8)
Notice how it says 'CD 2' on the cover. This is obviously not the full-length version, but only the second half of a 2-part series. The full-length version (the Australian release) is basically a combination of CD 1 and CD 2.
Radiohead, however, had a different career destiny in mind, and pulled it off wonderfully. Rather than continue in the PABLO HONEY vein, Radiohead managed to record a series of phenomenal records not only noted for their musical instinct, but just wonderful, amazing music. Judging from PABLO HONEY, you would have no possible inkling they would go on to record an album of such high calibre like THE BENDS, let alone OK COMPUTER. OK COMPUTER is in a whole other universe in terms of quality, critical acclaim, and rabid fan adulation compared to PABLO HONEY. Radiohead wonderfully reinvented themselves, and have become one of the most consistently interesting, thought provoking bands around these days.
So how do they do it? My personal belief is it all starts right here with this EP released in 1994, MY IRON LUNG.Read more ›
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Released between 'Pablo Honey' and 'The Bends' and never released in the US, 'My Iron Lung' marks the transition from mediocre to outstanding. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
For some people, Radiohead tends to be either too poppy with songs like "Creep" or "Anyone Can Play Guitar," or they are too electronica and *weird* with the... Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by michelle
This is the first single from the bends. That said lets get to the goods. First off, this is a great single but it has a sibling. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003 by KBIC
I was well shocked when i first listended to this cd, as i was formally a total avid punk fan, i found radiohead boring, slow and depressing, but slowly i listend to it, and it... Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by WyN
If you're just getting into the only great rock band to emerge in the last couple of decades (and I don't mean good - there's been plenty of good... Read morePublished on June 2 2003
The songs here show a definate improvement from Radiohead's debut album. Some, like "Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong" and "Permanent Daylight," almost feel like they could have come... Read morePublished on May 17 2003 by Shadowgraphs
This is fantastic. The "Trickster" is one of favorite songs. This is a great mix of fast, slow, simple and intricate. Beautiful melodies. Read morePublished on July 24 2002 by T.T. Olson
I get shivers whenever I listen to this amazing disc. if you melt when you hear 'street spirit(fade out)' or 'thinking about you' this ep will put you over the edge. Read morePublished on June 21 2002 by veloatro
This is just pure Radiohead at their best. If you long for the period when the boys were still writing powerful and well crafted tunes then this one is a must. Read morePublished on April 15 2002 by Arevee