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Songfacts®:

  • This song, about how the policies of world banks and corporations are affecting the developing world, was inspired by Naomi Klein's 2000 anti-globalisation book No Logo.
  • According to Q magazine April 2008, this track was modeled on the Krautrock improvisations of the 1970's German band Can.

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  • Bobby B from North West, United KingdomThis is absolutely awesome live, in my opinion. Especially the Radio 1 recording of them playing it in Warrington on Kid A's release day. Look it up. Much faster, and tenser than the album version, which sounds a bit too disparate and lumbering.
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