Music Video Friday: Radiohead – Just

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.


31 thoughts on “Music Video Friday: Radiohead – Just

  1. Pingback: Music Video Friday: The Pharcyde – Dropย  | Cinema Parrot Disco

  2. Pingback: Day 57 – A haiku on pessimism

  3. Pingback: Movies Watched But Never Reviewed – Which Ones Should I Review? | Cinema Parrot Disco

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s