065 RADIOHEAD: THE BENDS

20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.


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COMPACT DISC-USSION:  "Not-so OK Computer."  (1995)  Alright music snobs, here’s your elfin’ Radiohead episode.  Apparently they are the avant-garde band of the 1990s, which is an opinion  nearly half of this show's hosts can agree with.  That leaves a remaining percent that despises both the band and their fans.  So come hear if Bob and Tim can find some common ground in this track-by-track discussion of the 1995 album release THE BENDS.   

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - sobering up
00:00:42  MORE BAD RADIO - and Bob encounters Radiohead
00:07:28  THE CD IS … THE BENDS - and they’re talking about everything else but The Bends
00:17:00  AND THE BENDS ARE … - impressions of a CD cover
00:18:49  PLANET TELEX - not-so-pro-Bono
00:21:42  THE BENDS - Yorke telling me
00:25:47  HIGH AND DRY - or is it FAKE PLASTIC TREES
00:33:37  BONES - a thematic fracture
00:35:35  (NICE DREAM) - another Rearviewmirror situation
00:38:40  JUST - stone temple pilates
00:41:03  MY IRON LUNG - and Bob’s hidden talent
00:45:09  BULLETPROOF .. I WISH I WAS - a reason for the seething
00:47:25  BLACK STAR - shoddy track placement
00:51:08  SULK - how did this one go again?
00:53:05  STREET SPIRIT (FADE OUT) - and (maybe) how a video is made
00:55:29  A TWENTY-SOMETHING MENTALITY - and maintaining distaste
01:04:03  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catchphrases

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week to pit a weathered fedora against an intergalactic vest.