The song is one of three previously unreleased recordings to appear on the 20th anniversary expanded reissue of the album.
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Radiohead were just about to finish sessions for 'OK Computer' when they decided to record one last track.
In a way, 'OK Computer' began before Radiohead even realized what was going on. 'Lucky' predated the sessions, but ended up being the perfect fit for the album.
As opposed to 'OK Computer' tracks where ugly lyrics match ugly sounds, “No Surprises” meets Thom Yorke’s despondent words with the record’s prettiest moments.
On some 'OK Computer' tracks Radiohead were trying to emulate “The White Album." But on this song, the band wanted to be the opposite of the Beatles.
Radiohead has never been shy about sharing their political opinions. On "Electioneering," they saw themselves as politicians... almost.
"Fitter Happier" serves as the manifesto of Radiohead's 'OK Computer,' even if Thom Yorke disavows the lyrics now.
One of Radiohead's best-known songs began as an inside joke before it turned into a spooky vision of a dystopian future.
Thom Yorke cries, “Don’t get sentimental / It always ends up drivel” on 'OK Computer’'s fifth track, about so many forms of alienation.
After Radiohead was asked by director Baz Luhrmann to contribute a song to 'Romeo + Juliet,' the result was 'Exit Music (For a Film).'