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Climbing Up the Walls

Climbing Up the Walls

Radiohead had dabbled in orchestration before OK Computer — the gentle strings on "Fake Plastic Trees" help elevate that ballad to classic status. But they leaped in that area with "Climbing Up the Walls," which uses darkness and dissonance to amplify the song's haunted-house atmosphere. “I got very excited at the prospect of doing string parts that didn’t sound like 'Eleanor Rigby,'” Greenwood told The Guardian , “which is what all string parts have sounded like for the past 30 years.”


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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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