Black Star

Album: The Bends (1995)
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Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Thom Yorke: "This is about sex in the morning. It's the best time to have it. Especially if you have brushed your teeth before."
  • John Leckie, who produced The Bends, was away the day the band recorded this. The result is a more raw and improvised sound then the rest of the album. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2
  • According to Q magazine April 2008, this track was initially regarded as B-side material recorded by the studio's assistant engineer Nigel Godrich. However Godrich, who was to become the band's regular producer, bonded with the band and it was promoted onto the album after a playback.

Comments: 5

  • Spatula Man from St. Louis MoIt's about their amp going out. Black Star is the brand.
  • Jordan from Toronto, OnThis is one of my favourite songs hands down.
  • David from Austin, Txobviously this song is about a failing relationship. "the bends" album was much more about relationships and the emotions involved than radiohead's later albums which revolve around the state of politics and the world.
  • Robby from New York, NyTo be honest i think this song is inadverntly about a failed marriage, because the concept of a black star can be interpreted as a light of hope that has been fizzled out due to certain unforeseen circumstances such as decadent fame and irreverent incontinence towards worldy appetites...but to be honest, it is my belief that the greatest songs and poems are going to be vague to the extent of asking the reader to convey his or her own interpretation to the lyrics on diplay, to which the interpretation will derive itself from personal experiences and judgement, so whatever you wish the song to be, that it will be.
  • Joe from Chicago, Arthis is one of radiohead's best songs i love the lyrics they remind me of alot of things. Rock on radiohead hopefully we can see a new album from you shortly.
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