Radiohead – The Bends

RADIOHEAD: THE BENDS


country: worldwide
format: CD, 2LP & MD
release: 13-03-1995
catalogue:PCS 7372

tracks

01 planet telex
02 the bends
03 high & dry
04 fake plastic trees
05 bones
06 nice dream
07 just
08 my iron lung
09 bullet proof..i wish i
was

10 black star
11 sulk
12 street spirit [fade out]


country: japan
format: cd
release: 13-03-1995
catalogue: TOCP-8489

tracks

01 planet telex
02 the bends
03 high & dry
04 fake plastic trees
05 bones
06 nice dream
07 just
08 my iron lung
09 bullet proof..i wish i
was

10 black star
11 sulk
12 street spirit [fade out]
13 killer cars
14 how can you be sure?
(entitled: "when i’m like this")

various versions of the original release together
with bonus cd’s

Pinkpop
Edition
[Netherlands]

Torhout/Werchter
Edition
[Belgium]

Live
EP
[UK]

Black Sessions
[France]

Live at the Astoria
[France]

Live au Forum
[France]

Pablo
Honey
[France]

written
by radiohead. produced by john leckie. mixing by sean slade
& paul q. kolderie, john leckie & radiohead.

black star produced by radiohead with nigel godrich &
john leckie.

high and dry produced by radiohead with jim warren

engineered by john leckie, nigel godrich, chris brown, jim
warren with assistance from guy massey & sheley saunders.

recorded at rak, the manor & abbey road. mixed at forte
apache & abbey road.

fine art by stanley donwood & the white chocolate farm.
pasting by greem ink.

additional musicians:
caroline lavelle: chello;
john matthias: viola & violin
string arrangements by jon & thom

Notes :
Q Magazine (2/96, p.63) – Included in Q’s 50 Best Albums of
1995 – "…THE BENDS’ lasting mightiness is confirmed–as
is the scary impression that they’ll only get better…"

Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) – Ranked #6 on Melody
Maker’s list of 1995′s `Albums Of The Year’ – "Rock as
self-evisceration…. consistently, savagely brilliant…"

New Musical Express (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) – Ranked #4 in
NME’s `Top 50 Albums Of The Year’ for 1995.

 Rolling Stone (5/18/95, p.88) – 3.5 Stars – Very Good
– "…THE BENDS [is] a sonically ambitious album that
offers no easy hits. It’s a guitar field day, blending acoustic
strumming with twitches of fuzzy tremolo and eruptions of
amplified paranoia…"

Entertainment Weekly (4/7/95, p.92) – "…Sometimes folky,
sometimes rocky, the sophomore album from this English band
offers a smorgasbord of guitar flavors, most of them tasty,
The stylistic leaps make for schizoid listening….but give
these boys credit for not standing still…" – Rating:
B+

Alternative Press (4/95, p.71) – "…THE BENDS’ greatest
asset is its approximation of London Suede, all the parody
and none of the pomp….THE BENDS proves that Radiohead didn’t
shoot their bolt with `Creep.’ That there’s a lot more stirring
down there than their recent past might admit…"