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Radiohead created a rock grunge sound influenced by Nirvana and the Pixies in the nineties, with albums like Pablo Honey and The Bends. In the 2000s, they Merged electronica with abrasive guitar with Kid A and Amnesiac. They inspire the listener to be uplifted and reflective in equal measure. Their most critically acclaimed album, 1997's OK Computer, has been nominated as one of the ... Read more in Amazon's Radiohead Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Jan. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Maxi
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000007361
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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1. My Iron Lung
2. The Trickster
3. Lewis (Mistreated)
4. Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong
5. Permanent Daylight
6. Lozenge Of Love
7. You Never Wash Up After Yourself (Live)
8. Creep (Acoustic)

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RADIOHEAD My Iron Lung (Deleted 1993 Dutch 8-track CD EP includes Creep [Acoustic] The Trickster and You Never Wash Up After Yourself sealed picture sleeve)

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When exactly Radiohead transformed themselves from an average alterna-rock band into an avant-garde juggernaut is difficult to pinpoint, but in terms of recording, they took the great leap forward somewhere around the time of their second album, The Bends. While their debut, Pablo Honey, had a few sharp hooks, there was nothing to predict the avalanche of ideas that made The Bends one of the important albums of the 1990s. This EP (which is actually longer than some bands' full albums) doesn't clarify things a bit. The acoustic version of "Creep" that ends My Iron Lung is a sensitive read, but it doesn't explain the structural leap of the title track, which sounds as if the band had relearned how to play their instruments. Most of the remaining tunes are short, quirky numbers that point up Thom Yorke's penchant for melancholy melodies. Those who treasure the art rock of OK Computer or Kid A may find these plaintive pleas for love and understanding almost too simple. --Rob O'Connor

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr B J Gilbert on 25 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
The import version of My Iron Lung is something I purchased a few years ago, and never really listened to at first, because I didn't take to it. But as with almost every Radiohead album, a few listens and it opens up like a fine wine. Listening back now, I really think that if Iron Lung had been removed from the Bends, and a little more time laboured over this, we would have a stunning full lenght album right here, talked about in the terms of magnitude and brilliance lavishly adorned on classic albums such as The Bends and OK Computer. Thrashing guitar rock on Trickster, and some fantastically melodic vocal work throughout by Yorke never better demonstrated than on You Never Wash Up After Yourself and Lozenge Of Love make this a most own piece of Radiohead magic, concluded with a stunning acoustic rendition of Creep, which if you liked the original will absolutely blow you away.
This Import EP nicely shows the progression between the underrated and deliciously raw debut of Pablo Honey and the genius of their breakthrough album The Bends. You won't regret this one, and it won't be long before it rarely leaves your CD player. Looking back at their back catalogue, and some brilliant B sides like Killer Cars, one can't help wondering if Radiohead should have perhaps bridged the gap between OK Computer and Kid A with a B sides compilation in the style of Lipstick Traces by The Manic Street Preachers. Perhaps they don't have the same history to go with it as the Manics, but they've still got one hell of an impressive range, and the varying styles and development of the music tells a story. It's amazing to see the differences in this to Hail To The Thief, but for my money the legacy co-exists nicely, and the enormous differences shouldn't be compared but enjoyed as fantasic individual entities of legends in the making. If your a Radiohead fan casual or committed you have to own this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Dec. 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD focuses on the extra tracks available with the 2 "Iron Lung " CD singles and is a definite example of the change evidenced in the Supreme "Bends" album. In itself the tracks here are already a massive leap forward from the frankly at times unlistenable "Pablo Honey" debut. Standouts are Lewis(mistreated) and The Trickster ,well whadda you know Radiohead Rock! If as the band claim these were fairly quickly put together to fulfill commitments who knows what a little bit more time and care could have delivered . Essential for Radiohead fans? No essential for everyone!
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Format: Vinyl
Although Radiohead's monster single, Creep, was tearing up the charts in the early 1990s, the album from which it was taken, PABLO HONEY, was an average album from what appeared to be an average band. Like so many other bands with a couple of hits under their belt, Radiohead could have released a couple more mediocre records in the span of a few years and generally fade from public consciousness. Hootie and the Blowfish and Seven Mary 3 are good examples of this phenomena. I actually wrote Radiohead off and never bothered to listen to any of the followups until about 2001, when I realised there was so much more to Radiohead than just "Creep" (one of my least favorite songs by them, incidentally).

Radiohead, however, had a different career destiny in mind, and pulled it off wonderfully. Rather than continue in the PABLO HONEY vein, Radiohead managed to record a series of phenomenal records not only noted for their musical instinct, but just wonderful, amazing music. Judging from PABLO HONEY, you would have no possible inkling they would go on to record an album of such high calibre like THE BENDS, let alone OK COMPUTER. OK COMPUTER is in a whole other universe in terms of quality, critical acclaim, and rabid fan adulation compared to PABLO HONEY. Radiohead wonderfully reinvented themselves, and have become one of the most consistently interesting, thought provoking bands around these days.

So how do they do it? My personal belief is it all starts right here with this EP released in 1994, MY IRON LUNG.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
The collection of songs in My Iron Lung contain a deep feeling. Strong guitars and "pure" rock sounds let already suspect the evolution of the band towards electronic music, maybe because of the ambience and atmosphere. Lyrics are full of poetry, human contradictions and insecurity: feelings that we all have sometimes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By richardstanley@email.com on 1 Nov. 2000
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This CD houses some of their best songs. My Iron Lung is an instant classic but my reason for buying this CD was for the B sides that it contains. My favourite B side has got to be Lewis (mistreated) just listen to it and you will see why. Another invaluable Radiohead CD to add to your collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
The CD begins with the second best radiohead track My iron lung and for the next half hour there is only one non a+ track. it's often been said that with a few more tracks and a bit of work this could have easily been a full length album and this is true fitting snuggly between Pablo Honey and The Bends. If you have all the 6 studio albums then this is definetly the best course of action for you. If only it could have been a bit longer than 28 minutes.
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