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Fitter Happier

Fitter Happier

Yorke delivered the album's dystopian manifesto with "Fitter Happier" ... well, sort of. The ambient interlude features creepy text-to-speech lines ("Regular exercise at the gym, three days a week / Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries / At ease ") partly ripped from self-help books and fully delivered by Fred, a voice built into Macintosh computers. The track emerged during a difficult time in Yorke's life: "I had writer's block for three months," he told Humo in 1997.


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I owe my originality to a technical clusterfuck of emotions driven by angst and my dad's radio.

When OK Computer was released in the spring of 1997, it was instantly greeted with ravenous acclaim. According to the music press, Radiohead’s third album was pushing the boundaries of rock, it was about modern life; it was Important. And so, the band’s fans poured over every lyric and every detail in the CD artwork to divine what sort of serious concept album this was, misunderstanding that sometimes Radiohead was just goofing around.

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