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Street Spirit (Fade Out)

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“Street Spirit (Fade Out)“ (commonly called Street Spirit) is a single by Radiohead, released in 1996, which is the closing track from their 1995 album The Bends. The single is also acclaimed for the quality of its B-sides. “Talk Show Host” moved to prominence after appearing in the 1996 film, Romeo + Juliet and like “Street Spirit,“ has since become a mainstay on Radiohead’s concert setlists. Thom Yorke has said the song was inspired by the 1991 novel The Famished Road, written by Ben Okri, and that its music was inspired by R.E.M. The track is built around a soft melody in A minor with an arpeggio (broken chord) guitar part. “Street Spirit (Fade Out)“ became Radiohead’s first song to hit the UK top 5, peaking at #5 and remains one of their larger hits in their home... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And fade out again ... All these things into position ... All these things we'll one day swallow whole

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