Paranoid Android
version originale
26 mai 1997, Paranoid Android
27 mai 1997, OK Computer
25 août 1997, Karma College
6:27
reprises
17 avril 2001, Plastic Mutations, mitchell sigman.luxury harrison remix
3:58
23 octobre 2001, Strung Out
?
2002, Largo, de Brad Meldhau
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           7yuc zhd2**paranoid android.



          please could you stop the noise im tryin a get some REST?

from all the unbornchikkenVoicesin my head?
                                                  huh whats's that??

when i am king you will be first against the wall
                    with your opinions which are of no consequence at all
                                        huh whats's that??

          aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambition makes you look very ugly

          k ic k i n g   s q u e e l i n g  g u c c i   l i t t le p i g g y


    "you  don't   remember "why dont you  remember my  name? off with  his head. off with
his head man. why   wont   he reme mber my name? "
          ""i guess he does_ "



                          raindownraindown come on raind down on me
              froma great height. from a gra\eeaa haaaeeeeeiii. haaaaeeeeeiiii
                        rain down rain down come on rain down on me
                       froma great height. from a great aaaaaaeeeeee
                         raindownrain down  come on raindown onme.
                              froma great heightfrom a great



          ""thats it sir youre leaving?"          the crackle of pig skin
          the dust & the screaming                the yuppies networking 
          the panic                               the vomit
          the panic                               the vomit
          god loves his children                  god loves his children yeah!

Ce single marque le retour de Radiohead après plus de deux ans sans nouveau titre. Ça a secoué l'industrie du disque : un morceau de six minutes et demi, épique et schizophrénique, alternant différents sons, différents styles. Thom, fatigué de répondre à un intervieweur entreprenant, a dit qu'il parlait de la chute de l'Empire Romain. Le groupe a refusé d'en faire un version radio; cependant le titre est beaucoup passé sur les ondes. Il a été 3ème dans les charts anglais - le plus grand hit de Radiohead à ce jour.

Au début la chanson était jouée sans la section de guitare finale; à la place, Jon répétait une phrase à l'orgue pendant quelques minutes. Apparamment le groupe l'a supplié d'arrêter, parce que ça faisait hurler le public d'Alanis Morissette (dont ils assuraient la première partie de la tournée américaine).

Le kicking squealing Gucci little piggy provient d'un incident vu par Thom. C'était dans un bar chic à Los Angeles, une femme avec une robe blanche Gucci s'est fait renverser du vin rouge dessus. On aurait dit un démon.

Thom
Paranoid Android is full of images of people that I saw in a pub the night before we went to the studio. Most lyrics on OK Computer are actually polaroids inside my head.

L'espèce de prière derrière rain down... vient en fait de la voix de Thom qui a été inversée (il disait monk, moine).

C'est le même synthétiseur vocal que dans Fitter Happier.

i may be paranoid but no android
i may be paranoid but not an android

Contrairement aux rumeurs, ou aux apparences, ce passage ne parle pas du tout de Kate Winslet, ni d'aucune des Spice Girls. Peu de journalistes ont réussi à écrire un papier sur ce morceau sans référer à Bohemian Rhapsody de Queen, lui aussi long, audacieux, et plein de changements de rythmes.

Thom
Nous, les nouveaux Queen ? Ah, j'ai hâte d'écrire notre Another One Bites The Dust...
Thom
It really started out as three separate songs and we didn't know what to do with them. Then we thought of Happines (Is A Warm Gun) - which was obviously three different bits that John Lennon put together - and said, 'Why can't we try that?'
Au départ, c'était vraiment trois morceaux différents, et nous ne savions pas quoi faire avec. Et puis on a pensé à Happiness (Is A Warm Gun) - qui était évidemment trois morceaux que John Lennon a rassemblés - et on a dit 'Pourquoi on n'essaie pas ça ?'.
Guitar World, septembre 1998
Thom
Basically an excuse to weld loads of half-finished songs together, 'Abbey Road' style. It's Radiohead pissed and having a party. I wasn't there when it was all stuck together - I'd been sent to bed to sleep it off. What's it about? The fall of the Roman Empire.
Select, juillet 1997
Colin
It's so long, we have time to make them a cup of coffee while they listen to it.
Ed
If you think it's a long song now, you should have heard it then. It was eight to ten minutes longer, and when we started playing it live, it was completely hilarious. There was a rave down section and a Hammond organ outro, and we'd be pissing ourselves while we played. We'd bring out the glockenspiel and it would be really, really funny.
Jonny
I like playing the stuff where I don't know what I'm gonna play. Like the end of Fake Plastic Trees or the end of Paranoid Android - stuff where I can do anything and no one notices or cares.
Ed
I don–t think we will ever hate Paranoid Android, I mean we will either love it or laugh at it. When we played it last year it was dry and we got to the rain down section, and it started raining during the rain down section, so it was kind of o-ooh a bit...

A propos des premières versions live : jusqu'à « ambition makes you look very ugly » ce sont les memes paroles que la version studio apres ça change un peu.

squeeling kicking gucci little piggy
you don't remember my name
you don't remember my name
why you don't remember my name
off with his head man
off with his head maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
[solo de jonny un peu plus long]
raindown
raindown
come on raindown on me
from a great height
from a great ..
Allelujah
Allelujah
raindown
raindown
come on raindown on me
from a great height
from a great ..
Allelujah
allelujah
aaaaaaaaahh
from a great height
from a great ..
Allelujah
Rain
[Fin de Jonny au Rhodes avec Thom en sourdine : ]
Love the world
This life
This world
This stars...

page stuck in a frozen lake du site officiel (gallery.html)
paranoid android* get busy with the shakers while im fast asleep could you stop the noise im trying ta get some rest this the place it wont hurt ever again
page waving or drowning du site officiel (gallery2.html)

paranoid android. in a bar in hollywood* the centre of the western universe, standing at the bar (social drinking) after doing the talk show bit. do you want to know this? this is what we aspire to is it? it is dark, there is a woman opposite me o is as sociably anorexic as her poodle, she looks desolate in her make up and lost eyes, next to her her husband boyfriend is persuading a younger fleshed half his age stewardess to come back to the hills to their mansion to sample his wine. she looks t him like he's a character in a hammer house horror. one of our friends spills a glass of wine over a vacuum packed gucci outfit complete with matching white hand bag. the witch goes crazy, we think it is fuunny. until we see the evil in her eyes. m friend is asked to leave. the gucci creature is the closest thing i have seen to the devil. the woman is possessed. i cannot sleep that night asking what we've got our selves into. voices talking like fax machines, hissing and spitting like demons, this is the master race. and now im part of it. anyway you didnt want to know that.
enregistrement
Canned Applause
équipement mobile
production
Nigel Godrich
ingénieur
Nigel Godrich
mixage
Mayfair, Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Courtyard
and the church using the wonders of a digital and analog age
master
Chris Blair
Abbey Road