Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Jukebox: Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song”

Legend has it that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke came up with this song while dreaming on the couch. Tears streaming down his face, he awoke and went straight to the piano, where he groaned out these halting, funereal chords for the black-eyed angels of his dream.

I’m not one of those snooty wannabe musical highbrows in perpetual awe of Thom Yorke and his band, but this haunting, atmospheric dirge for a nightmare was one of their finest moments. Seasons Greetings.