The greatest Radiohead song you’ve (probably) never heard

The process of writing their 1997 album OK Computer was reportedly a drawn-out affair for Radiohead, if it’s true that they took more than a year and went from recording in an apple shed to actress Jane Seymour’s 15th century mansion.

As a result, they had far more material than could fit on one album, yet no desire to create a double album. So, after the June 1997 release of OK Computer, an EP was issued, with six new songs: Airbag/How Am I Driving?.

My copy of that first EP somehow disappeared from my cubicle back in 2000, and for a long time I couldn’t find any copies for sale. Fortunately a new batch has appeared, and recently I picked up a replacement from Amazon.

The standout song is, in my opinion, “Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)” which I’ve read nearly made the cut of being included on OK Computer. It’s a strange two-part song but grows on you like nothing else. My head replays it over and over again.

Keep all surfaces clean.

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