HIGH & DRY

Released in the UK on 5 March 1995 and remains one of the band's most popular radio hits, despite reaching only #17 upon release.

Recorded during the Pablo Honey sessions but was dismissed by the band, who thought that it sounded like a Rod Stewart song. However, during the sessions for The Bends it was rediscovered and remastered, as it was felt that it worked well with the rest of the album's content. The version that appears on the album is the original demo; it was never re-recorded.

The song is widely regarded as Radiohead's most accessible pop hit, and was a live favorite, though it has not been performed in a decade.

In a 2007 interview with Pitchfork Media, Thom Yorke stated that he did not like the song, saying 'Its not bad... its very bad'. He also stated that he was pressured into including the song on The Bends.