This week’s music video is Just by Radiohead.
Radiohead is easily one of my very favorite bands. Wait – I lie a little… Old school Radiohead is easily one of my very favorite bands. I liked some of their stuff that came later and of course Creep which came before but nothing will ever beat the albums The Bends & OK Computer. If I could only take one to a desert island, I suppose I’d have to go with OK Computer as it has my two absolute favorite songs (Paranoid Android & Karma Police) but I think The Bends has a lot more good songs overall (such as Just).
This isn’t the first time I’ll be posting a Radiohead video on a Friday as they have so many good ones (I’ve linked to a few others above) but I thought I’d start with Just as I always found the video’s “story” bizarrely fascinating.
I like videos that you can interpret in different ways & I always thought this one was about depression. However, reading about it for this post, there are all kinds of different interpretations so I guess it’s up to you to decide (have a look online – this video gets discussed a lot). Is it that we’re all sheep & will follow anyone if they say the right thing? That seems especially relevant in this day & age… I can’t for the life of me find where I read it to get the exact words but singer Thom Yorke said something about it being about the dangers of human curiosity.
Well, whatever your interpretation, we’ll never really know what happens at the end. Can you imagine anyone getting away with making this video nowadays? It wouldn’t work. I so miss the creativity we used to get in music videos like this one. By the way, this video was directed by Jamie Thraves and he’s done a lot of other videos that you can see a list of HERE. I think Just remains his finest.
Never heard of them.
They’re big in Mykonos.
Big in your WHAT?!
So are my testicles.
And small elsewhere?? 😉
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ((((((((((
Such a thought-provoking video. It’s almost like you can make a song interesting without being forced to show boobs or thinly covered vagina.
Depends on what the vagina is thinly covered with.
I’m not really sure where to go with this conversation from here…. 😉 What flavor yogurt??
“GET OFF THE FUCKING SIDEWALK, YOU ASSHOLE!”
I like how those people have nothing better to do than stand around this guy lying on the sidewalk. Don’t they have to get to work?
That video is actually pretty awful. Plus any real person would just walk around him and keep going.
SHUSH! This video is awesome. You just don’t like the lack of boobs. 😉 And SOME people would stop & check on him! Not everyone in the world is an asshole, you know. (I’d walk around him & keep going. I’m an asshole.)
Sabotage doesn’t have boobs.
Well, yeah… Spike Jonze made lots of great, boobless videos! 🙂
Superb song with a superb video by a superb band
Agreed, agreed & agreed! 🙂
It’s a great video. 🙂
It is!!! 🙂 I miss videos like this. They don’t make as many creative ones anymore!
That’s a shame. I don’t know really know about current music – mainstream or otherwise. I used to love loud music. Now I prefer silence or the whirr of my elecrtic fan. Yes. 🙂
You aren’t missing too much these days 😉
I like those Sia clips though.
Oh, so does my kid! Then she dances around like a maniac after watching them. 🙂
YES! An all-timer for me, both the video and the album!
YEP!!! Same here. Love Radiohead, this album, this song, and this video. 🙂
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