A fine example of Radiohead’s “post-grunge” / “pre-electronic” phase on The Bends.
The song is supposed to be a call against consumerism. While recording the song, the band went to a Jeff Buckley concert in Highbury. Returning to the studio, mesmerized by Buckley’s set, Thom sang the song twice before falling to his knees and crying.
The music video shows Thom in a shopping cart riding through a supermarket where all articles are distinguishable only by color. This underlines the over-consuming theme in which people are willing to buy just anything just to have bought something.