Let Down (4:59)

Cover of OK Computer

From OK Computer and 23 other releases

This track was recorded in the ballroom of actress Jane Seymour’s mansion at 3 A.M. It closes with computerized sounds created by ZX Spectrum computers, which all the members of Radiohead owned in the 1980s. Jonny explains what it’s all about: “It’s like when Andy Warhol said he enjoyed being bored. It’s about that feeling that you get when you’re not in control of it – you just go past thousands of places and thousands of people and you’re completely removed from it.”

Thom: “I was pissed in a club, and I suddenly had the funniest thought I’d had for ages – what if all the people who were drinking were hanging from the bottles… if the bottles were hung from the ceiling with string, and the floor caved in, and the only thing that kept everyone up was the bottles? It’s also about an enormous fear of being trapped.”

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (24)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien 4:27 774,826
Radiohead - Airbag 4:44 874,104
Thom Yorke - Analyse 4:03 312,745
Thom Yorke - The Eraser 4:55 329,109
Muse - Citizen Erased 7:19 479,170
Muse - Stockholm Syndrome 4:57 761,616

Listening Trend

831,904listeners all time
5,579,305scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners