In this week's paper, I defended Pablo Honey, Radiohead's 1993 debut album. While some are skeptical, I stand by my adoration of the album. Is it because it sounds verrrrry 1990s -- and I still have a soft spot for that post-shoegaze, pre-Britpop sound? Is it because it's so very catchy? Is it because it's Radiohead, and I love everything they do? Read my piece; perhaps that will explain all.
Part Two of our rare Radiohead series features several songs which date from the band's Honey era, including "Inside My Head" -- which lost out to "Creep" as a single, but appeared as a b-side on that release -- and "Pop Is Dead," a UK-only single with a ridiculous video (view it after the jump) that the band left off its debut. ("Stupid Car" and "Yes I Am" are also early b-sides.)
Tracklist is as follows:
1. Pop Is Dead 2. Inside My Head 3. Stupid Car 4. Worrywort 5. Melatonin 6. Lozenge of Love 7. Chernobyl 2 8. Kinetic 9. Bishop's Robes 10. Yes I Am 11. How Can You Be Sure? 12. True Love Waits
Radiohead, "Pop Is Dead":