Airbag/How Am I Driving?
 
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Airbag/How Am I Driving?

1 Dec 2008 | Format: MP3

£6.93 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 26 Mar 2007
  • Release Date: 26 Mar 2007
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 1998 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 25:33
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  • ASIN: B0029LOZ36
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,238 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Thom Bishop on 18 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
following ok computer, this short compilation of mere B-Sides (except, of course, Airbag itself) served to prove that which hardly needed proving: radiohead were in a world of their own, far ahead of their peers...
its songs like "Pearly" and "Polyethelene" that reinforce that cool 21stCentury Pink-Floyd vibe, with the added twist that only radiohead can produce. Thom's vocals are heart-stopping - constantly to the fore and teasing your emotions - meanwhile, the guitars enjoy (suffer?) the studio effects mangling that made ok computer so unique.
"Meeting in the Aisle" is a standout, as a sleepy, dreamy groove with sampled beats, it's the 'head's first instrumental, and a direct indication of where they were aiming to go with kid a. But "Palo Alto" is the final track, in which Thom sings "I'm ok, how are you? Thanks for asking, thanks for asking..." in a typically cynical and sardonic comment on modern communication. The spiky guitars and warped sound effects, coupled with some 'real' guitar playing by Jonny Greenwood (before he got to grips with the Martenot, and shunned all use of the guitar) completes the Ok Computer chapter.
A stunning piece of work. Buy it. Play it, leave it on repeat and think back to 1997...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
This mini-album is really quite brilliant, moreso when you consider that it's made up of songs that were seen as not good enough to be on "OK Computer" (except Airbag, natch). The most surprising thing is that "How Am I Driving?" perfectly fills the gap between "OK Computer" and "Kid A"; tracks like Melatonin and instrumental Meeting in the Aisle would fit seamlessly onto either album.
There are some real gems to be found on this EP. Polyethylene was reportedly one of the band's favourites from the "OK Computer" sessions, but was left out of the final tracklisting. It's easy to see why they were fond of it - the guitars and melody are just perfect. It's almost "Bends"-like, except for the division into Parts 1 and 2 which gives it a unique twist.
A Reminder is a wonderful song with a tragic sentiment; Thom sings of his fear of losing his mind when he grows old, with this song being - just as it's name implies - a reminder of who he was when he was young.
Palo Alto was one of the first songs written for "OK Computer", and was originally known as OK Computer itself. According to Jonny, they hated the song and quickly dumped it, but kept the name. However, they then decided to overhaul it for a B-side release and came up with a delightful crunchy guitar-pop song, not dissimilar to Electioneering.
It may only be eight songs long and be a tad over-expensive, but it really is worth having.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cloth ears on 3 April 2007
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Well this used to be a costly item for completists only, formerly only released in the US and deleted quite quickly. But now (March 2007) it is available again at a sensible price anyone who likes OK Computer should buy it. Great artwork and some good tunes including the haunting instrumental Meeting in the Aisle and the beautiful A Reminder. Of course, if you have the No Surprises EP you will have these already but will be missing out on Palo Alto (apparently its original title was OK Computer) and Polyethylene.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 July 2007
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This EP is a treat for Radiohead fans who feel The bends and Ok computer are the band's best albums.
Apart from Airbag the rest of the tracks are B sides and they feel more like OK computer than The bends. My favorute track is Reminder because of the electric guitars.
Slighty expensive but is worth every penny.
Go ahead and buy it
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DT on 11 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Not really sure how this e.p started off, believe it was for the American market as 'airbag' was never released as a uk single. Whatever it is, it is radiohead and therefore contains some of the best music youll ever hear!I often find that their most amazing songs never see the light of day. tracks like 'talk show host', 'follow me around' and 'true love waits' are all appreciated as lost classics. The same can be said of the songs on this mini compilation. 'meeting in the aisle' is absolutely amazing, the dreaminess of it stands you in good stead for what experimentation was to follow.
I think the pinacle for me was hearing these songs whilst watching 'meeting people is easy' (film about radiohead), seemed to fit with the black and white pictures under grant gee's direction.
'Palo Alto' could quite easily of being a commercial single. Catchy chorus, remember those radiohead fans? Its clear the 'Ok Computer' period was creatively brilliant and any one wishing to hear more like the 1997 classic should not hessitate to track this import down.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. S. Flagg on 27 April 2007
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At the top of the regrets list in my life is the fact that I read a review on Radiohead's the Bends , back years ago that said they were fake. I promptly ignored them.

Last year I decided to buy OK Computer, and was blown away, boy have I kicked my shins since.

So in an all consuming frenzy I have been lapping up Radiohead's full catalog.

I got this latest piece, and it's the icing on the cake.....

It's a nice little warm up for this year's anticipated new album....

which if it's as good as this mini album I will eat my Hail to the Thief CD. (well a representation made of rice paper at least)
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