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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)
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Brad Smith of Blind Melon
The Blind Melon bassist/songwriter tells the story of "No Rain," which he wrote before the band was formed.