Fake Plastic Trees Introduction
About the Song
|Artist||Radiohead||Musician(s)||Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar), Johnny Greenwood (guitar, organ), Phil Selway (drums), Colin Greenwood (bass), John Matthias (violin, viola), Carolyn Lavelle (cello).|
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Hmmmm, why does this all sound vaguely familiar? Maybe because these same themes run through much of our great literature. Could we imagine "Fake Plastic Trees" as a kind of soundtrack to Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, or even Henry David Thoreau's Walden? Maybe… although we understand Thoreau had a strict "No iPod" policy in effect at his cabin.
On the Charts"Fake Plastic Trees" debuted on the US Billboard charts on May 20, 1995; on June 6, about three weeks later, it peaked at No. 11 on the Modern Rock charts.
The album The Bends, upon which "Fake Plastic Trees" appears, peaked at #88 in the Billboard 200 in 1996.
The album also hit #23 in Australia, #8 in Belgium, and #4 in the UK.