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OMG - Burn the witch
« on: May 04, 2016, 07:24:15 am »
This is possibly the most disturbing video I have seen in years. I think you need to be over a certain age for the full impact but still:

https://youtu.be/yI2oS2hoL0k

That's destroyed my childhood. Well done Radiohead.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

PaulF

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 07:43:40 am »
I thought it was brilliant!  The new single's released today too

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 08:16:34 am »
I thought it was brilliant!  The new single's released today too

Me too but I will have Trumpton nightmares now.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 08:20:14 am »
Epic ! :)
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 09:20:46 am »
Smashing  ;D
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 09:38:52 am »
Well I enjoyed the animation but I don't get the reference. Could someone enlighten me? I was expecting either Dorothy or Maggie; and I realise now that when people say "Burn the witch!" they've probably been referring to a specific incident (in Trumpton? really?) rather than using a generic historic phrase.
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 09:50:27 am »
Its a homage to The Wicker Man a cult film from the early 70s. "Burn the witch" was Monty Python I think.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 10:02:12 am »
Ah. I got the Wicker Man (though I've never seen the film) but was trying to make a Trumpton connection. "Blame Forster!" as Inspector Morse said (or was that Midsomer Murders? Who cares!)
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 10:04:57 am »
I realise now that when people say "Burn the witch!" they've probably been referring to a specific incident (in Trumpton? really?) rather than using a generic historic phrase.

You never saw the famous episode when Mrs Honeyman (the Chemist's wife) was accused of being a witch and burnt at the stake as she floated when ducked in Farmer Bells pond ?
It's the episode after the one where Mrs Dingle (the postmistress) was caught having a gang bang with Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb by Mr Robinson (the window cleaner) which was embarrassing for her and it's revealed that this is the reason Windy Miller drinks, she had promised him that time with the boys from Pippin Fort was a one off.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 10:08:34 am »
I'm glad he escaped at the end!
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 10:25:54 am »
Surely the Trumpton connection is that the puppetry/animation is essentially exactly the same.


Or is it Chigley?  Or Camberwick Green?  :demon:




Gotta love Radiohead - so typical.


Unlike most Radiohead songs I like it immediately though.  Oddly accessible for them.  For me with them the usual process is to get excited they have another record coming out.  Then to get disappointed when I discover it's crap.  Then I try again, it grows, I try once more and it grows further then eventually it's about the best thing I've ever heard.  How do they do that?
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2016, 11:24:37 am »
I wondered if it was a reference to the middle english utopian village so beloved of That Woman's supporters.  Those places are always full of sinister goings-on.  Witchcraft is still alive and well in the woods above Hawnby on the Yorkshire Moors y'know!
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caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 11:26:29 am »
Oh I'm sure there's more to it than just a Wicker Man/Chigley homage.
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 11:31:34 am »
I suggest this whole thread qualifies for "You know you're middle-aged when... " And it's just as much because of Radiohead as Trumpton!
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2016, 11:49:37 am »
I wondered if it was a reference to the middle english utopian village so beloved of That Woman's supporters.  Those places are always full of sinister goings-on.  Witchcraft is still alive and well in the woods above Hawnby on the Yorkshire Moors y'know!

The interwebs are filling up with speculation as to what it's all about.

Some people are saying it's about witch hunts on social media. Apparantly Radiohead deleted their Twitter account recently. Notice the bird at the beginning and end of the video.

That might be complete bollocks of course. Apparantly there are loads of references to other Radiohead songs and things in the video too. But I think you'd need to be a Radiohead freak to notice/get them....
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2016, 11:51:56 am »
I noticed that the song sounded like Keane.

Which is OK, because I quite like Keane. Great video.

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2016, 11:59:09 am »
I realise now that when people say "Burn the witch!" they've probably been referring to a specific incident (in Trumpton? really?) rather than using a generic historic phrase.

You never saw the famous episode when Mrs Honeyman (the Chemist's wife) was accused of being a witch and burnt at the stake as she floated when ducked in Farmer Bells pond ?
It's the episode after the one where Mrs Dingle (the postmistress) was caught having a gang bang with Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb by Mr Robinson (the window cleaner) which was embarrassing for her and it's revealed that this is the reason Windy Miller drinks, she had promised him that time with the boys from Pippin Fort was a one off.

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2016, 12:30:57 pm »
Probably a good time to repost this...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Djm6k-GGIBk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Djm6k-GGIBk&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/Djm6k-GGIBk
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2016, 12:31:51 pm »
I noticed that the song sounded like Keane.

Which is OK, because I quite like Keane. Great video.


You mean Keane sound like Radiohead?  Where were Keane in 1993? ;)


To be fair, I like both too  :thumbsup:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Ruthie

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2016, 12:33:23 pm »
Probably a good time to repost this...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Djm6k-GGIBk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Djm6k-GGIBk&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/Djm6k-GGIBk

Thanks Kim  ;D

I adore that.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2016, 12:49:05 pm »
That's just one more reference I don't get.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2016, 12:50:35 pm »
(I don't think I ever actually watched Trumpton)
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2016, 01:12:51 pm »
I only really know trumpton via Life on Mars. Actually, having watched Life on Mars on broadcast will probably soon qualify you for the 'you know you're middle-aged when' thread...

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2016, 01:31:26 pm »
Just as good with the sound off  ;D

Also, the bit at 1.22 did remind me of this a little https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIrTEXPNNu0
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2016, 03:07:21 pm »
The video was so good, that I didn't listen to the music which seems counter productive.

I also think the Life on Mars homage is a classic.
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