A Reminder (3:50)

Cover of OK Computer (Collector's Edition)

From OK Computer (Collector's Edition) and 17 other releases

“That song was written in one of those days off you have on a tour where you literally, all you can do is sit in your hotel room cause there’s nothing,” explains Thom. “It a Sunday, and it’s somewhere near Hershey, I got no idea where we were and there was just nothing to do at all. And I had this idea of someone writing a song, sending it to someone and saying, ‘If I ever lose it, you just pick up the phone and play me this song back to remind me. ‘” The song is brilliantly performed and captures the idea Thom expresses perfectly. It also contains a sample from a train and opens with Czech voices.

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  • Grycho

    Fucking brilliant

    24 Apr 8:26pm Reply
  • dewg0ng

    always loved the story behind this one, song itselfs great too, think it wouldnt have been too far out of place on okc

    27 Feb 9:06pm Reply
  • RaketenBert

    My favourite Radiohead b-side ever..... actually a much more amazing song than many a-sides...[2]

    21 Jan 12:33pm Reply
  • Razielek

    Sounds like Wire circa "154" album.

    19 Jan 3:53pm Reply
  • dereliTCed

    !

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Azzyk

    Jiřího z Poděbrad prostě no. :))

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • biomorfo

    trippy

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mikolasz

    beginning = Calexico "Mind The Gap" [1996] %)))))

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • cosmic-drifter

    love

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nikey91

    V první chvíli jsem byl taky v šoku, co se mi zase v jaké záložce na netu spustilo za reklamu :-)

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tommikb

    Ukončete výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají. Příští zastávka: Jiřího z Poděbrad. [6] ...when i got to hear this song for the first time i was like "wait! where does those words come from??? I thought I was listening to Radiohead" :D

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DrinkJustSix

    This song always seems to calm my nerves whenever I freak out. Great track.

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • sbouy_311

    I will never get tired of hearing this song

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Euph-Solitude

    "If I get old, remind me of this. Remind me that once I was free, once I was cool, once I was me" -using a modified version of lyrics from "A Reminder" as HS senior yearbook quote. I'm awesome.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BrynnerFell

    Ah, I think it's Giorgio Moroder sampled via DJ Shadow.

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BrynnerFell

    That video above is amazing. What is the little tune at the beginning? I think I've heard it before.

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BrynnerFell

    Before I properly knew the lyrics, I thought this song was about defiance of death: "If I get old, I will not give in." When he said "If I sit down, and cross my arms," I always imagined a child sitting down with arms folded stubbornly, with a pouted expression like, "I don't want to go to bed." Only he, as an old man, was considering himself a stubborn child who is sitting down on the floor with lip protruding and arms crossed saying, "No, I don't wanna die." But I was wrong.

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • dandymasochism

    sigh.

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • sbouy_311

    i just got wet.

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • digitaldisc0

    Compelling,

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
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