Street Spirit Pt.1 Import, Maxi, Single
|1. Street spirit (fade out)|
|2. Talk Show Host|
|3. Bishop's Robes|
The popular closing track from their masterful second album "The Bends" coupled with two non-LP b-sides: "Talk Show Host" and "Bishop's Robes". An essential for fans.
Top Customer Reviews
"Talk Show Host" (also on the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) is very unlike anything Radiohead has ever done, on any album, B-Side, live or anywhere else, which may be noticed that it appeared on Romeo and Juliet in 1995. Quite beautiful, slow and very hushed besides from some lovely guitar and soft drums. Thom's voice is really the triumph of this song. Bass only appears in the pre-chorus and is only a few notes.
"Bishop's Robes" is also very odd for Radiohead. It sounds like their playing a real Brit-rock song for 1995 (with other influences of course). Fairly good, and again, Thom's voice is really amazing in this song. You can tell in this song that they were beginning to transform into the state that they were in OK Computer, because of some electronica tinged effects.
Excellent single for any one who likes Radiohead, this is a good transition from The Bends to OK Computer, but I know that this will be a little addition to your Radiohead collection for most people, and what a welcome addition it is!
Talk Show Host: Another classic. Driving repetition of a guitar riff until it climaxes, complimented by eerie vocals and lyrics. This one pops up at live shows more often than Street Spirt does, surprisingly, so there are various live versions floating around on the net that are much better than the recorded one. Was featured in the modern remake of Romeo and Juliet.
Bishop's Robes: This would have fit nicely onto OK Computer. A softer song that focuses more on aural landscapes than anything. Very emotional and very good. 5/5
This is easily the best single Radiohead ever released.
Most recent customer reviews
Street Spirit is a trademark Radiohead song. And in this instance, it is accompanied by two superlative B-sides, even though "B"-sides is hardly a fair tag given the quality of... Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2002 by Geebus
Most import singles are not worth the price of admission unless one is an avid fan of the band in question. This is the anomaly. The single itself is a great song. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2002 by nowhereman