The Bends

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The Bends
Studio album by
Released13 March 1995
RecordedFebruary – November 1994
ProducerJohn Leckie[a]
Radiohead chronology
My Iron Lung
The Bends
OK Computer
Radiohead studio album chronology
Pablo Honey
The Bends
OK Computer
Singles from The Bends
  1. "My Iron Lung"
    Released: 26 September 1994
  2. "High and Dry" / "Planet Telex"
    Released: 27 February 1995
  3. "Fake Plastic Trees"
    Released: 15 May 1995
  4. "Just"
    Released: 21 August 1995
  5. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"
    Released: 22 January 1996

The Bends is the second studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 13 March 1995 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and Capitol Records in the United States. It was produced by John Leckie, and engineered by Nigel Godrich, who has produced all of Radiohead's subsequent studio albums. It was the first Radiohead album with cover art by Stanley Donwood, who, with singer Thom Yorke, has produced all of Radiohead's artwork since.

With The Bends, Radiohead moved away from the grunge-influenced style of their debut album Pablo Honey (1993), incorporating cryptic lyrics, greater use of keyboards, and more abrasive guitar tracks. It produced five charting singles: "My Iron Lung" (released as an EP in 1994), "High and Dry", "Fake Plastic Trees", "Just", and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)", the latter of which became Radiohead's first top-five UK single.

The Bends reached number four on the UK Albums Chart.[1] However, it failed to build on the success of their single "Creep" outside the United Kingdom, and peaked on the United States charts at number 88.[2] It achieved triple platinum certifications in the UK and Canada and platinum in the United States and Europe. The Bends received greater acclaim than Pablo Honey, and frequently appears on best-of lists. It was voted number 2 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition (2000). In 2003, it was ranked number 110 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


By the time Radiohead began their first US tour in early 1993, their debut single "Creep" (1992) was in heavy rotation on MTV and had achieved top-ten chart positions in the UK and the US when reissued in 1993.[3] The grunge sound of their debut album Pablo Honey (1993) had led critics to dismiss Radiohead as "Nirvana-lite",[4] and neither the album nor the singles "Stop Whispering" and "Anyone Can Play Guitar" matched the chart success of "Creep".[citation needed]

Radiohead nearly broke up due to the pressure of sudden success as the tour extended into its second year.[5] The band described the tour as a miserable experience, as towards its end they were "still playing the same songs that [they had] recorded two years previously... almost like being held in a time warp."[6] Tensions were high, as the band felt smothered by the success of "Creep" and the mounting expectations for a superior follow-up.[7] The band sought a change of scenery, touring Australasia and the Far East in an attempt to reduce the pressure. However, confronted again by their popularity, Yorke became disenchanted at being "right at the sharp end of the sexy, sassy, MTV eye-candy lifestyle" he felt he was helping to sell to the world.[8] The 1994 EP My Iron Lung, featuring the single of the same title, was Radiohead's reaction, marking a transition towards the greater depth they aimed for on their second album.[9] The album is dedicated to the comedian Bill Hicks.[10]


Nigel Godrich worked as an engineer on The Bends, and produced one track, "Black Star". Godrich has produced all of Radiohead's subsequent studio albums.

Radiohead began working on arrangements for The Bends in early 1994. Sessions were due to begin at London's RAK Studio in January with Radiohead's producer of choice, John Leckie.[11] However, fellow Oxford band Ride asked Leckie to perform some last-minute work on their forthcoming album Carnival of Light.[12] Radiohead postponed the start of the album's recording to 24 February to accommodate, and used the extra time to practice their songs; Yorke said: "We had all of these songs and we really liked them, but we knew them almost too well . . . so we had to sort of learn to like them again before we could record them, which is odd."[13]

The first two months of work were difficult. While Radiohead were pleased with their work with Leckie and engineer Nigel Godrich, they felt pressured to follow up Pablo Honey with a superior release.[13] The band's record label, EMI, set an October 1994 release date, and suggested Radiohead should record the lead single first. No one could agree on what the lead single should be, so the band worked on four candidates: "Sulk", "The Bends", "Just", and "(Nice Dream)". The approach proved counter-productive; Leckie recalled, "Everyone was pulling their hair out saying, 'It's not good enough!' ... We were trying too hard." The recording process slowed further as guitarist Jonny Greenwood experimented with several rented guitars and amplifiers to discover "a really special sound", despite Leckie's belief that Greenwood already had one. According to Leckie, whenever a record company representative or the group's management came to check their progress, all the band would have to show them was "a drum sound or something".[14]

In an attempt to defuse tensions between Yorke and the rest of the band over whether they should take a break that April, Leckie suggested Yorke record some songs by himself on guitar. Radiohead had a tour scheduled for May until mid-June, which meant that the album would not be completed by October as planned. By the end of the sessions at RAK, Radiohead had recorded several songs that would appear on the album, as well as most of the tracks that would appear on their My Iron Lung EP.[15] They resumed recording on 16 June at Richard Branson's Oxfordshire studio complex, The Manor. Unlike the sessions at RAK, progress was fast; Leckie felt the break gave Radiohead confidence in the songs again. The band completed recording at Abbey Road Studios in London, where Leckie also mixed some of the songs.[16]

Due to the poor commercial performance of the My Iron Lung EP, EMI decided Pablo Honey producers Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie would remix the album tracks in the United States.[17] Leckie did not realise what was happening until EMI asked him for copies of the multitrack tapes. Leckie said "EMI had been going on about trying to get an American sound for the record from the minute I got involved." Kolderie insisted he and Slade had not lobbied to remix the album, but EMI made the decision and the band supported it after hearing Pablo Honey play over a sound system during an in-store appearance. Leckie did not always like what Slade and Kolderie produced, but later said it was a sound decision to have others represent the music with a fresh mindset.[18]


The Bends has been described as an alternative rock,[19] Britpop,[20][21] indie rock[22] and post-grunge album.[23] According to the band, the album marked the start of a gradual turn in Yorke's songwriting from personal angst to the more cryptic lyrics and social and global themes that would come to dominate their later work. Most of the album was seen to continue the lyrical concerns of Pablo Honey, although in more mature fashion. The songs "My Iron Lung" and "Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was" have been compared to the band's later work, namely "Paranoid Android" and "Subterranean Homesick Alien", respectively.[24] "Fake Plastic Trees" was partly inspired by the commercial development of Canary Wharf,[25] while "Sulk" was written as a response to the Hungerford massacre.[26] According to Yorke, "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" was inspired by the book The Famished Road by Ben Okri as well as the music of R.E.M.[27]

The lyrics to the songs on The Bends, particularly those of "My Iron Lung", were cited in the British music press as an example of Yorke's alleged depression. Melody Maker ran an article around the time of the album's release which suggested Yorke would be the next "rock 'n roll martyr" or suicide.[28]


The Bends was the first Radiohead album with artwork by Stanley Donwood, who has created all of Radiohead's artwork since. Yorke and Donwood hired a cassette camera and filmed objects including road signs, packaging, and street lights. Inspired by the track "My Iron Lung", they entered a hospital to film an iron lung, but, according to Donwood, found that iron lungs "are not very interesting to look at". Instead, they used footage of a CPR mannequin, which Donwood described as having "a facial expression like that of an android discovering for the first time the sensations of ecstasy and agony, simultaneously". To create the cover image, the pair displayed the footage on a television set and photographed the screen.[29]


In the UK, The Bends reached number four, stayed on the chart for 160 weeks[30] and was certified Triple Platinum in the UK.[31] Acts including Garbage, R.E.M. and k.d. lang began to cite Radiohead as a favourite band.[32]

In the US, the American lead single "Fake Plastic Trees" fared relatively well, peaking at number 11 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and number 65 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, the album received an initially lukewarm commercial reception, entering at the very bottom of the Billboard 200 in the week of 13 May 1995,[33] before peaking at number 147 in the week of 24 June[34] and dropping off the chart after a mere nine weeks. However, the album's reputation steadily built Stateside as the band opened for R.E.M. and Alanis Morissette. Much-talked about videos for singles "Just" and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" drew attention, before the release of "High and Dry" (the album's original UK lead single) in early 1996 – with a new, Quentin Tarantino-styled music video – reignited interest in the album. "High and Dry" reached number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100, one of their highest chartings there,[2] while The Bends re-entered the Billboard chart in the week of 17 February 1996.[35] It eventually broke the Top 100 and peaked at number 88 on 20 April,[36] almost exactly a year after its release, and was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of half a million copies on April 4.[37] The Bends remains Radiohead's lowest-charting album in the US but eventually turned platinum.[38] By the end of 1996, worldwide sales were around 2 million.[39]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Contemporary reviews
Review scores
Chicago Tribune1/4 stars[40]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[41]
The Guardian4/4 stars[42]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[43]
Q4/5 stars[44]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[45]
The Village VoiceC[48]

The Bends received critical acclaim in the United Kingdom.[49] While the album was released during the height of the Britpop movement in the band's home country, Radiohead's music was rarely grouped with Blur, Pulp and other so-called "Britpop" acts, instead earning acclaim for diverging from the fashionable aspects of the scene.[32] According to The Guardian's Caroline Sullivan, it elevated Radiohead from "indie one-hit-wonderville into the premier league of respected British rock bands".[50] In her original review, she said the band "transformed themselves from nondescript guitar-beaters to potential arena-fillers" similar to U2; concluding, "the grandeur may eventually pall, as it has with U2, but it's been years since big bumptious rock sounded this emotional."[42] Dave Morrison of Select wrote that the album "captures and clarifies a much wider trawl of moods than Pablo Honey" and praised the band as "one of the UK's big league, big-rock assets."[46] Q described The Bends as a "powerful, bruised, majestically desperate record of frighteningly good songs",[44] while NME's Mark Sutherland hailed it as a "classic" and "the consummate, all-encompassing, continent-straddling '90s rock record".[22]

Critical reception in the US was mixed. Chuck Eddy of Spin magazine, was less impressed, deeming much of the album "nodded-out nonsense mumble, not enough concrete emotion",[47] while Kevin McKeough from the Chicago Tribune panned Yorke's lyrics as "self-absorbed" and the music as overblown and pretentious.[40] Village Voice critic Robert Christgau felt the guitar parts and expressions of angst come skillfully and naturally to the band but nonetheless lack depth: "The words achieve precisely the same pitch of aesthetic necessity as the music, which is none at all."[48] A positive review in the American press came from the Los Angeles Times' Sandy Morris, who described Yorke as "almost as enticingly enigmatic as Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, though of a more delicate constitution."[43]


Professional ratings
Retrospective reviews
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[51]
The A.V. ClubA[52]
Blender5/5 stars[53]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[54]
Entertainment WeeklyA[55]
Q5/5 stars[57]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[58]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[59]
Uncut4/5 stars[60]

"We didn't really realise that loads of people like The Bends," said Colin Greenwood. "Tucked away in Oxford, you occasionally see someone in a 'Creep' T-shirt, and that's it. But then we went all round the world and found that loads of people wanted to 'hang' with us because of that album. Which was nice."[61]

The Bends influenced a generation of British pop bands. In 2006, The Observer listed it as one of "the 50 albums that changed music", saying, "Thom Yorke popularised the angst-laden falsetto, a thoughtful opposite to the chest-beating lad-rock personified by Oasis's Liam Gallagher. Singing in a higher octave-range and falsetto voice to a backdrop of churning guitars became a much-copied idea, however, one that eventually coalesced into an entire decade of sound. Without this, Coldplay would not exist, nor Keane, nor James Blunt."[62]

The Bends took second place behind OK Computer in both 1998 and 2006 reader polls in Q magazine for the best album of all time.[63][64] In 2003, the album was ranked number 110 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Bends was the highest of three Radiohead albums to make the list (OK Computer and Kid A being the others), until an updated list in 2012, in which Kid A moved to number 67.[65] In 2000, Virgin's "Top 1000 Albums of All Time" ranked The Bends at number two, second only to Revolver by The Beatles.[66] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[67]

In 2006, British Hit Singles & Albums and NME organised a poll in which 40,000 people worldwide voted for the 100 best albums ever. The Bends was placed at number 10.[68] Paste ranked it 11th on a list of the greatest albums of the 1990s.[69] Although Radiohead were never a Britpop band, The Bends is often considered the band's closest Britpop record.[20] A 2017 poll by Pitchfork listed the record at no. 3 in its list, "The 50 Best Britpop Albums."[21]


On 31 August 2009, EMI reissued The Bends and other Radiohead albums in a "Collector's Edition" compiling B-sides and live performances. Radiohead had no input into the reissue and the music was not remastered.[70] The "Collector's Editions" were discontinued after Radiohead's back catalogue was transferred to XL Recordings in 2016.[71] In May 2016, XL reissued Radiohead's back catalogue on vinyl, including The Bends.[72]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Radiohead.

1."Planet Telex"4:19
2."The Bends"4:06
3."High and Dry"4:17
4."Fake Plastic Trees"4:50
6."(Nice Dream)"3:53
8."My Iron Lung"4:36
9."Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was"3:28
10."Black Star"4:07
12."Street Spirit (Fade Out)"4:12


All personnel adapted from the album's liner notes.[73]


Chart (1995) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[74] 23
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[75] 37
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[76] 73
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[77] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[78] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[79] 4
Chart (1996) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[80] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[81] 26
Canadian The Record Albums Chart[82] 14
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[83] 20
US Billboard 200[2] 88
Chart (2000) Peak
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[84] 32


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[85] Gold 30,000^
Belgium (BEA)[86] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[87] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[88] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[89] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[91] 4× Platinum 1,248,350[90]
United States (RIAA)[93] Platinum 1,540,000[92]
Europe (IFPI)[94] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Except "Black Star" produced by Radiohead with Nigel Godrich and Leckie, and "High and Dry" produced by Radiohead and Jim Warren


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