After the massive success of ‘Pablo Honey’ or, more specifically, the single ‘Creep’ – had made them a household name, most had written Radiohead off as one-hit wonders. That they could return with an album as awesome and monumental as ‘The Bends’, therefore, must have been particularly unexpected. On the epic grandeur of ‘The Bends’, it’s obvious that the five Oxford-based boys had matured immensely since the release of their debut. ‘High And Dry’, ‘Just’, ‘Street Spirit’, ‘Fake Plastic Trees’: nary a pop song among them, yet it’s testament to their greatness that they all were hit singles. And really, it’s easy to see why: Thom Yorke’s falsetto crying over a wall of acoustic and electric guitars, as lyrics and music blend to create a masterpiece of melancholy beauty. ‘The Bends’ is one of the most essential albums of the 1990s, and a spectacular indicator of further greatness to come.
WHAT IS A LISTENING EVENT?
When is the last time you listened to an album all the way through? And putting it in the background while on the computer at work or doing chores around the house does not count.
The Classic Album Sundays experience eliminates the multi-tasking, allowing you to commit to the album, absorbing all of the artist’s brilliant intricacies. The world-class audio equipment setup envelops you into a world where only the music and you exist.
It seems like a simple concept, yet it is truly wonderful and experience you won’t soon forget.
Time and Date: Sunday March 8th 2020 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Bank House Salter Street, Stafford ST16 2JU