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Lead singer Thom Yorke was drunk and improvising when he recorded the vocals. The band came to the studio after drinking a lot of wine, and Yorke lied on the floor and sang. He did only one take.
The original title was "Planet Xerox," but Xerox is a copyrighted name and would have caused problems if they used it.
The album title refers to a condition divers get when they come to the surface too fast. It is a commentary on Radiohead's sudden fame.
The drums in this song were cut up from different parts of other songs from the sessions for the album. (thanks, Charlie - Stittstown, Canada)
Yorke: "The product of a single sex education, romantic novels and art college." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)
Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?