Exit Music (For A Film)

I’ve been wanting this guitar forever, and forever I’ll want it. (I have a full-size better version of the clip where the beauty of the guitar can be appreciated more, but it’s too huge to upload to my server.)

Anyway. Radiohead equals awesome music. Period.

Here’s what greenplastic.com has to say about the aforereferenced song:

“…in September of 1996, Radiohead was sent the last half-hour of Baz Luhrmann’s film William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and asked to write a song for the closing credits. Band members were impressed by the clip, and Thom wrote this song for the movie. At first he attempted to use lines from Shakespeare’s play as lyrics, but finally ditched the idea.

The moment in the film when Claire Danes (Juliet) holds a Colt 45 to her head was the actual inspiration for ‘Exit Music.’ Thom also had the 1968 version of the film in his head: ‘I saw the Zeffirelli version when I was 13 and I cried my eyes out, because I couldn’t understand why, the morning after they shagged, they didn’t just run away. The song is written for two people who should run away before all the bad stuff starts. A personal song.’”

Here’s a picture of that Chet Atkins:

Chet Atkins SST Studio

Very pretty. But you can’t always get what you want.

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