500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Radiohead, 'Fake Plastic Trees'

385. Radiohead, 'Fake Plastic Trees'

Writers: Radiohead
Producer: John Leckie
Released: March '95, Capitol
4 weeks; No. 65

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke would describe "Fake Plastic Trees" as the song on which he found his lyrical voice. He cut the vocal, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, in one take, then the band filled in its parts around him. Yorke said the song began as "a very nice melody which I had no idea what to do with, then you wake up and find your head singing some words to it."

Appears on: The Bends (Capitol)


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