Well it didn't publish last night, I'll try again today.
High and Dry is a more tame song for Radiohead. It's simple, chill, and has a catchy chorus. I like it. Pieced together by Radioheads individual musicians, it was not ever recorded together. I like how Radiohead plays with unique instrument timbres in their music. It gives their music a very individualized voice, with each song being it's own special work of art. This is one of Radioheads more simple songs, at least harmonically. Moving primarily between the tonic and dominant of A and E, it is rather basic. But the lyrics are very unique, and paired with their stolen drum rhythm and guitars,
When I think of this piece, I think of some lazy saturday afternoon or evening. Radiohead has a different impression of this song. In their American music video they give this piece a dark, somber pulp fiction-esque feel. For those who have never been exposed to Radiohead, this is a good way to start. It's simple, and easy to swallow.