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песня дебютировала на
втором концерте турне-2002. аудитория была в шоке, что и неудивительно.
текст песни незамысловат, но что из него Том сделал, что за надрыв
исполнения — это надо слышать! повторяя много раз припев 'when
the rain drops' (или but the rain drops?..), Том входит в раж,
почти как в идиотеке. (Напомню, что дождь и вода, как всегда у
Radiohead -- это мотив очищения и обновления).
на официальном релизе песня получила подзаголовок
'snakes and ladders' = змеи и лестницы (хм! нифига себе ассоциации...)
Том рассказал, что написал её довольно давно, после ОКС, сидя
как-то раз перед телевизором и глядя передачу про красоты Руанды
(очень маленькая и бедная страна в сердце Африки. славна
природой и слонами).
ещё одна песня про любовь?— а то как же! — соглашается
Thom: "It was sort of written initially... the
demo I did of it for the others was very, very, very slow, indeed.
And I kind of wanted it to keep that in, keep this sort of like
chanting about it, really. And the words weren't really relevant,
it was just these melodies going 'round and 'round against each
other, you know. I'm not quite sure where that came from, but
it's probably kind of a Mingus thing, one of my many Mingus hang-ups
from another Mingus track. But then it just turned into this blimming,
I don't know, rhythm fest thing. because it was obviously not
gonna stay like that, I don't know... It's very, very old as well.
I mean, it's pre-Kid A, the initial idea for the song. And the
'rain drops' section just came out of thin air, I don't know where
the hell that came from, to be honest. Got no idea.
It was a series of... I mean, virtually everything on that track
scarily is from one take. Except obviously the other vocals. I
mean, all the instrumentation and everything. And when we were
playing that live we were getting this insane response, and we
didn't know... 'cause we went out and we tried out all the songs
before we recorded them, you know. We went to Spain and Portugal
and played all these things. And 'Sit Down. Stand Up.' always
used to... I mean, it was such a joke, because, you know, the
last 2 minutes of the song we just didn't know what we were doing.
We didn't have a clue, you know. Jonny was like sitting there
on his big AS machine, and all the lights flashing, Phil was trying
to work out where he'd left the beat, and me and Ed are just like
'well, let's just keep singing 'raindrops', and hopefully people
will think that it's coherent, even when it's not. And that's
basically what we ended up with, really [...]"