Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Video: Radiohead - "All I Need"

I normally wince at the mention of MTV, but as it turns out, their EXIT (End eXploitation and Trafficking) campaign with Radiohead addresses a cause certainly worth paying attention to: forced child labor. As part of the campaign, Radiohead's video for In Rainbows standout "All I Need" tells a straightforward yet truly saddening, unsettling tale, one that has little to do with the subject matter of the song yet fits well with the track's vibe. This stand against the exploitation of Third World children for corporate profits is hardly a surprise for a band that has performed songs inspired by the writings of Noam Chomsky and considered naming one of its albums after Naomi Klein's No Logo, but Radiohead's anti-capitalist stand is no less compelling (or morally right) now than before. "Some things cost more than you realize." Well said.

Video: Radiohead - "All I Need" (via Pitchfork)


dan said...

Who cares about this shit? Human Trafficking = bor-ing! Do some real reporting and tell me more about Krug randomly changing the title of a song on a whim!

Andrew said...

Krug's probably behind half of the forced child labor in Canada