No Surprises/Running from Demons

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No Surprises/Running from Demons
EP by Radiohead
Released 10 December 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 19:58
Label Parlophone (Toshiba-EMI TOCP-50354)
Producer Nigel Godrich, Radiohead
Radiohead chronology
OK Computer
(1997)
No Surprises/Running from Demons
(1997)
Airbag/How Am I Driving?
(1998)

No Surprises/Running from Demons is the fourth extended play (EP) by English rock group Radiohead, released in December 1997. The EP was aimed at the Japanese market to promote the band's Japan tour of January 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Surprises" – 3:49
  2. "Pearly*" – 3:38
  3. "Melatonin" – 2:08
  4. "Meeting in the Aisle" – 3:07
  5. "Bishop's Robes" – 3:23
  6. "A Reminder" – 3:51

"Meeting in the Aisle" is Radiohead's first completely instrumental track.

This "remixed" version of "Pearly*" (as opposed to the "original version" available on the "Paranoid Android" single and Airbag/How Am I Driving? EP) features clearer production values, louder guitar at the beginning of the song, and a different guitar line at the end. The song "Bishop's Robes" refers to Yorke's experience of cruelty at school. Though he claims that he suffered no physical punishment as a schoolboy, violence was felt in ghastly mind-games, and in the teacher's cruelty: hence the line "bastard headmaster".

"Bishop's Robes" is also included on the "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" CD#1 single.

"A Reminder" contains excerpts from the reports of the Prague metro, Czech Republic.

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