A Punch-Up At A Wedding

Album: Hail To The Thief (2003)

Songfacts®:

  • Like a number of Thom Yorke's songs, the bitter social observations hinge on his self-awareness and role as an outsider.

Comments: 3

  • Mitchell from Adelaide, AustraliaThis was inspired by a negative review to a 2001 concert in Oxford - their home town. It made Thom angry as the band felt the show had been one of their greatest moments and the review had ruined it for them, hence "you had to piss on our parade" etc.
  • Connor from Oxford, CaI agree, it is an amazing song. i think the reason that is wasn't on the best of album was because Radiohead didn't sell the rights to the song to the record company. the record company came out with the album against their will. The only songs hey could legally use were the ones they owned the rights to.
  • Quentin from Sudbury, OnThis is one of my favourate songs by radiohead and quite frankly was often the only reason i would listen to the album "Hail to the Theif" when i used to listen to CDs rather than my iPod. I was slightly disappointed that it didnt reach their "Best of Radiohead" album. The song really gets me in a state where everything on my mind is exaggerated to quite a degree, whether good or bad, and thats what i think makes a great song!
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