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Open thread for Sunday, April 12th: ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

April 12, 2015

 open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, April 12th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  For the musical selection this week I am going to begin the “Swiss Defence League Challenge” and start the countdown of my top ten favorite bands of all time. Coming in at number 10 is a band which would have ranked much higher if they had stuck to the formula of their first three studio albums. However, not wishing to be pigeon-holed into one genre, they began recording more electronic/techno sounding music and while these albums still highlight the band’s talent I stopped following the new material.

  Here is Radiohead performing “Fake Plastic Trees” live in 2003:

  And here is the song which started the whole thing off:


18 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2015 7:51 am

    Radiohead Good Choice Steve !

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    • April 12, 2015 6:34 pm

      Interesting version of one of my favorite Radiohead songs! I was going to include Paranoid Android in the post but I had used it before so I decided to use two others instead.

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  2. April 12, 2015 7:58 am

    Reblogged this on


  3. lou222 permalink
    April 12, 2015 9:41 am

    Will post my top 10 later this evening, have to take the mother-in-law home now…..

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  4. lou222 permalink
    April 12, 2015 8:49 pm

    My number 8 spot is Linda Ronstadt. She had one of the clearest beautiful voices I have ever heard. She has Parkinsons now and it has taken her singing voice. She did alot of 40’s tunes towards the end of her singing career that were classic and she did them well, but I remember her best for starting with the Stone Poneys and moving on to singing with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton or Aaron Neville, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash or the Eagles, to name a few. She had a good range and a strong voice, it was a shock to hear she could no longer sing.

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    • April 13, 2015 5:54 am

      I haven’t had time to listen to them all yet but I like the one with Johnny Cash and that was a very good version of Desperado!


  5. lou222 permalink
    April 12, 2015 9:11 pm

    Well, Steve, I can see between the two of us, we are going to supply a wide variety for listening. SDL had some good ones and I imagine you will, as well. Mine will be,well, Lou’s songs. Guess we all have different likes and dislikes, but hope everyone will take the day off of steaming and maybe just kick back and listen to someone they may never have heard.

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    • April 13, 2015 5:55 am

      Yeah, it looks like there will be quite a variety! I have one in common with SDL coming up in a few weeks.


    • April 13, 2015 12:29 pm

      Yes Lou it is great to see an open landscape of sounds and songs.
      Linda Ronstadt did make me think of someone else.. Pat Benatar

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  6. April 14, 2015 4:14 am

    Thanks Steve, too many things to think.. 😉
    Thanks Again !

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