Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Fun Post: 90s Redux

Ringer t-shirt? Check. Sadly turning your face away from the camera? Check. Out of focus macro shots? Check. Clips of random people twirling around for no good reason? Check. Pretty much ever 1990s music video has these elements, yes? This particular video leaves much to be desired, but the song, I like.

"Fake Plastic Trees" was the oddly chosen follow-up single to Radiohead's "Creep." Both songs are off of the same album, The Bends (1996), but are almost in different genres. ("Creep" is off of 1993's Pablo Honey; "Fake Plastic Trees" from 1995's The Bends.)

I saw Radiohead live, opening for Alanis Morrisette(!), in 1996. Thom Yorke walked right in front of our blanket on the lawn. No one else recognized him as he made his way down through the crowd and back to the stage at what was then called GTE Amphitheater in Virginia Beach. We kept that secret; never told anyone. Great times, great band. Happy weekend.