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Producer John Leckie on recording Radiohead classic Fake Plastic Trees: “There were so many demos that sounded like major songs, but that one was near the top of the list"

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When Radiohead were laying down tracks for their second long player, The Bends, throughout 1994, there was no doubting they were under pressure. The group’s record label, Parlophone, was desperate to capitalise on the mainstream radio play and consequent chart success the single Creep [taken from their debut Pablo Honey, 1993] had garnered worldwide. In retrospect, Parlophone needn’t have worried.

The Bends, finally unveiled to the world in March 1995, established Radiohead as a supreme alt-rock force that would be set on the path to global domination with 1997’s more experimental opus OK Computer.

While nearly every track on The Bends is a classic, Fake Plastic Trees (the third single taken from the UK No 4 album) is the intimate, emotionally charged centrepiece. Producer John Leckie [Stone Roses, The Verve] was personally chosen by the band to work on their sophomore release, and he recognised the song’s potential from the start.

“There was a demo of [Fake Plastic Trees] on a cassette and that’s when I first heard the track,” Leckie explained to Total Guitar magazine in 2012. “There were so many demos that sounded like major songs, but that one was near the top of the list. It sounded instantly like a big track.”

The song was laid down at London’s RAK Studios in early 1994, during an initial seven-week recording residency. While some tracks from The Bends would later be re-recorded with Leckie at The Manor and Abbey Road, after the band decided they wanted to work on alternative arrangements following a short global gigging jaunt, Fake Plastic Trees would remain as it was first captured in RAK Studio 1. 

I won’t say he did it first take, but he did it second or third take

John Leckie

The atmosphere was intimate from the outset as vocalist/guitarist Thom Yorke donned his acoustic and Leckie pressed record on the tape machine.

“It was originally done with Thom just playing acoustic guitar and singing live,” Leckie remembers of that soulful first take. “I think he did it to a click in his headphones, but everything else was overdubbed later. One of the reasons for doing that was because we were recording the strings the next day.

“Jonny Greenwood [guitarist, keyboardist] had written some string parts for Fake Plastic Trees, (Nice Dream), and maybe another track. They wanted a cello player and I knew this girl called Caroline Lavelle who worked with a string quartet. She was coming down to record with Jonny’s friend [John Matthias] who was playing violin. Anyway, we wanted to get a track down of Fake Plastic Trees and Thom said, ‘I’ll do it now!’” Leckie was amazed by Yorke’s prodigious abilities. “I won’t say he did it first take, but he did it second or third take. The whole track dynamic was created from Thom’s original performance.”

Leckie recorded Yorke’s acoustic with a combination of two microphones: a Shure SM57 and one Neumann U 67. However, he can’t quite recall the make of the guitar.

“It was blonde wood. It was very resonant and a bit precious to him,” says Leckie. “It was almost like a classical instrument – it wasn’t like a Martin folk guitar or anything like that.”

As far as the overdubs go, Greenwood took an entire day to meticulously record the Hammond organ sequences phrase-by-phrase, while both Ed O’Brien [guitarist] and Greenwood both contributed parts to the electric guitar break.

“I don’t think there were many guitar effects, so I think most of it was just clean or dirty. Jonny had a Fender amp, maybe a Fender Twin, and a Marshall Bluesbreaker [Greenwood had previously used a Shredmaster on Creep]. We tried lots of different amps and stuff during the album sessions, but basically his sound was his Telecaster [Plus model], a Fender amp and his best-sounding pedal the Bluesbreaker. 

"Ed’s guitars were custom made by the band’s guitar tech, Plank (who still works for them, I think). He made a red guitar that looks like a Rickenbacker and Ed used that a lot of the time.”

Leckie will never forget the live feel and adrenaline the band channelled into the sessions for Fake Plastic Trees and The Bends.

“What I remember the most about Radiohead is that when they performed in the studio they would jump around as if they were onstage,” an incredulous Leckie recalls. “So when Jonny was doing an overdub his hair would be hanging forward and he’d be knocking chairs over. Thom would be the same. As soon as you pressed record, they’d all start jumping up and down. It was really good fun.”

Although Leckie produced The Bends, Parlophone drafted in American duo Sean Slade and Paul Q Kolderie (who’d produced Radiohead’s debut album Pablo Honey) to mix a few of the tracks at a late stage in proceedings. Even though Leckie was irritated initially by the move, he does admit that the end result on Fake Plastic Trees isn’t too far removed from his original monitor mix.  

Looking back, his stand out memory will always be Thom’s intense emotional vocal delivery while strumming his acoustic on that first take at RAK. “You can’t delay the emotion that Thom had playing on that track,” Leckie says. “It was right to put that in at the beginning and then have everything else built around it. You know, rather than putting it on at the end and then Thom having to accommodate all the other s*** around it. To start off with something naked like that was a great way of crafting that song. It was brilliant.”

Artificial Plastic Trees

" Artificial Plastic Trees " is a song by British alternative rock band Radiohead from their second studio album Bends (1995). It was the third UK single from this album, but was released in the US as the band's first single from the album. The song charted on the UK Singles Chart, the New Zealand Singles Chart, the United States Modern Rock Tracks chart, and the Canadian Rock/Alternative Chart, but had no significant commercial impact elsewhere.


  • 1 von and entry
  • 2 Critical reception
  • 3 clip
  • 4 Tracking
  • 5 Personnel
    • 6.1 weekly
    • 6.2 schedules at the end Certificates
    • 8 Notable cover versions
    • 9 See also
    • 10 references
    • 11 external links

    Background and recording

    Radiohead singer Thom Yorke said "Fake Plastic Trees" was "the product of a joke that wasn't really a joke, a very lonely, drunken evening and, well, kind of a breakdown." [1] He said the song originated from a tune he "had no idea what to do". In a departure from his usual approach of writing down "whatever my head is singing at the moment" or inserting "some nifty lines" he came up with for a tune, Yorke said making "Fake Plastic Trees" was opposite. He said: “It was not coercion at all, in fact I just wrote down what was going on in my head. I mean, I wrote those words and laughed. I thought they were really funny, especially that bit about polystyrene. " [2]

    Guitarist Ed O'Brien described early attempts to record "Fake Plastic Trees" at London's RAK Studios as "like Guns N 'Roses' 'November Rain'. It was so pompous and bombastic." for Bends relaunched at Manor Studios in July 1994, producer John Leckie convinced Yorke to record a snippet of the song. Lecky sent the rest of the band away, and Yorke recorded a guidebook for "Fake Plastic Trees" featuring only guitars and vocals. According to the guitarist, Yorke performed three takes of the song and cried afterwards. Jonny Greenwood. [1]

    One source of frustration for the band at the time was their label in the US, Capitol, who wanted US radio to get a powerful track after the success of their previous single, "Crawl". [3] Surprised that the slow-paced "Fake Plastic Trees" was being considered as a potential follow-up single to "Creep", York realized that the label had remixed the track without the band's approval: "I got a call from an American record company last night insisting on that: well almost insisting we used Bob Clearmountain's mix of it I said "no way" All the ghostly keyboard sounds and weird strings were completely gutted out of his mix like he went in with a razor blade and cut everything it. It was terrible." [4]

    Critical reception

    Writing for NME in May 1995, John Mulvey opined that the song lacked substance and drew comparisons to stadium rock from U2. [5] Song is number 385 on Rolling Stone's magazine list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and number 28 on Triple J Radio's 100 Best of All Time Countdown. [6]


    The song clip, directed by Jake Scott, is set inside a supermarket where the group is pushed into shopping carts among several other characters, including clerks, children, an old man with a large beard who plays with toy guns , women in a big black hat, art director Stanley Donwood in a basketball jersey shaving his head with an electric razor, a young man playing with a shopping cart, etc. The director said of the video, "The film is actually an allegory of death and reincarnation, but if you can read it in it, you must be as weird as the people who made it." [7] Actor Norman Reedus, then a model, makes a brief appearance as a man playing with a shopping cart.


    Released as two singles, the b-sides accompanying "Fake Plastic Trees" include "India Rubber", a song in which Jonny Greenwood can be heard laughing and "How Can You Be Sure?" which dates from one of the group's early days on Friday. It's taken from the Shindig Demo and this finished version features backing vocals from Diane Swann. [8] The b-sides of the second single are acoustic versions of Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood recorded live at Eve's Club in London.

    CD 1

    1. "Fake Plastic Trees" - 4:52
    2. "India Rubber" - 3:26
    3. "How can you be sure?" - 4:21

    CD 2

    1. "Fake Plastic Trees" - 4:52
    2. "Fake Plastic Trees" (Acoustic) acoustics) - 3:34
    3. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" (acoustic) - 4:26


    • Thom Yorke - vocals, acoustic guitar
    • Johnny Greenwood - electric guitar, Hammond organ
    • Ed O'Brien - electric guitar
    • 93014 - electric guitar Colin Greenwood - bass
    • Phil Selway - drums
    • Caroline Lavelle - cello
    • John Mathias - viola, violin


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    Notable cover versions

    • Marillion covered it for their live album Unplugged at the Walls (1999).
    • Shaw of Hands covered it for his album Covers (2000).
    • Tanghetto covered it in tango style for his album Más Allá del Sur (2009).
    • Amanda Palmer covered it for her album Amanda Palmer plays popular Radiohead hits on her magic ukulele 9 Jackson, Josh (December 7, 2010). "Top 20 Covers of 2010". Insert log . .
    • external links

      • "Fake Plastic Trees" video on YouTube
      • Lyrics of this song in MetroLyrics

      Guitar Wood

      What contributes to the sound of a guitar? Strings, pickups, electronics (in the case of an electric guitar) and, of course, the material from which the body and neck of the guitar are. The influence of wood on the sound of an instrument is underestimated by many, someone considers it hype or excessive pedantry. However, many musicians take the issue of choosing an instrument based on its materials very seriously. Theoretically, the issues of the influence of the structure and properties of wood on sound are covered and substantiated, and verified in practice. Therefore, we will try to consider the features of this relationship and give some recommendations for those who are puzzled by this issue.

      How does wood shape the sound of a guitar?

      Let's start with the mechanism of sound formation. When the string is removed from the equilibrium position with the help of fingers or a plectrum, mechanical vibrations of a certain frequency are excited in it. These vibrations are then picked up by pickups and transmitted as an electrical signal to an amplifier or sound reproduction device. In the case of an acoustic guitar, the sound enters the resonator hole and is repeatedly reflected inside the body, amplified. What role does the tree play in this process? Home. Each part of the instrument is involved in the process of forming the character of vibrations, resonating, amplifying some frequencies and weakening others. The pickup also picks up the purely acoustic sound of the guitar, which adds up to the fundamental vibrations. After all, if the tree does not sound, then any good pickups will not help to achieve a good sound. Therefore, you need to look for your sound, your instrument, hear it and listen, understanding what characteristics you expect from wood.

      It is the type of wood of the guitar that forms the character of the sound of the instrument as a whole. By the way, not all musicians agree with the above, considering pickups as a priority component in sound production, and various digital sound processing as an opportunity to give the guitar any sound without worrying about the type of wood from which the instrument's components are made.

      Guitar masters, to whom the topic of wood is very close, through experiments and on the basis of many years of experience, have deduced a number of, let's say, postulates.

      • The main character of the sound of the instrument is set by the material of the guitar deck, having the maximum effect on the sound of notes and their attenuation.

      • The attack, that is, the very moment of sound production, the initial phase of the sound of the string is determined by the material from which the fingerboard is made.

      • Sustain is determined by the material of the neck itself.

      Most guitar necks are made from maple. The fretboard can come in many variations in terms of materials, but the most common are maple, rosewood, and ebony. There are even more options for using wood species in the manufacture of a soundboard, and this is not even a dozen items. Therefore, the question of the influence of wood on the sound of a guitar should be approached in detail, considering the structure of the tree, its weight, its density, appearance, the acoustic properties of the material, and even the financial side.

      Traditional electric guitars have been made from ash, rosewood, alder, maple, mahogany, and ebony. Now more and more new species of wood are being used in production, suitable for their physical and acoustic properties, which grow in the places of production, are more common around the world and are cheaper.

      To get an idea of ​​how the body of a guitar sounds, and what role the body material plays in this, listen to the instrument from the reverse side (behind). Then you can hear the tone of the deck clearly. The concepts of "good sound" and "right sound" are subjective, so only you can determine whether you like the sound of the guitar, its timbre or not.

      Features of wood production

      Wood for woodworking must be prepared in a special way. Ideally, it should be dried naturally. The process of natural drying is not fast, it takes at least one year, but only it allows you to preserve the natural structure of the fibers and pores of the tree, which determine the resonant and frequency characteristics of the material. This process is not only lengthy, but expensive, it is much faster and cheaper to subject the wood to artificial drying, although the quality of the material will suffer. The acoustic properties of the instrument are also influenced by the profile of the cut of wood, the direction of its fibers and the absence of knots. A guitar master takes into account all these nuances when making a guitar.

      Choosing a guitar

      So, you've come to realize that the wood used in the manufacture of a guitar has a significant effect on its sound. How to choose a guitar now, what to be guided by when choosing? Let's figure it out together.

      1. Appearance . And the point here is not at all in color, scuffs and evenness of the surface. Wood of the same type and origin can look different, which is due to the fact that even different pieces of the same tree will differ from each other. And there is no advice about this, except that bitches can alert you. You either like the guitar and its look or you don't. Everything is simple. Very individual.

      2.Weight. Hard and dense wood will give the instrument a bright attack, while soft wood will muffle its sound. We are talking about the wood of all parts of the guitar: soundboard, neck and fretboard.

      The properties of wood depend on its weight.

      • So light woods (agathis, swamp ash, linden, alder, poplar) will help to make the upper frequency range more noticeable. Guitars made of light wood will be appreciated by solo guitarists.

      • Medium-weight woods (koa, rosewood, alder, poplar) bring out the mids in the range and are commonly used in rhythm and lead guitars

      • Heavy woods (walnut, mahogany, wenge, bubingo, padouk) are great for powerful rhythm parts, although there can be problems with sound below the fourteenth fret and too harsh sound on the first and second strings.

      For an acoustic guitar, light woods (ash, linden) are ideal, which will give the instrument a rich timbre in the midrange, and also have an excellent balance between the lower and upper registers.

      For electric guitars, woods of medium weight are usually used, for example, maple, mahogany, etc.

      Heavy woods are used in bass guitars. But heavy guitars, firstly, create an additional load on the back, and secondly, they shorten the sustain.

      3. Style of music. You may be surprised, but the style of the music played should influence the choice of guitar material. You remember that the wood determines the sound of the instrument, and the sound is extremely important for musical styles. For example, ash or alder guitars are ideal for playing blues. For performers of metal and hard rock - mahogany. For solo parts - American linden or poplar. Maple, walnut and rosewood guitars are suitable for any style, but they sound rather mediocre. However, good sound is subjective.

      4. Post-processing . It's about impregnation and painting. For example, Danish oil is commonly used to impregnate cedar, teak, and oak to protect the guitar from water, dust, and dirt. Tung oil is a more budget-friendly solution. Light woods are usually covered with transparent paint or varnish, and hard woods with bright paint.

      5. Guitar type . When making electric guitars, alder is usually used, as it is more versatile and sounds the same throughout the entire frequency range. This guitar can be safely recommended to a novice musician. If you do not have enough massiveness in the mids and want to slightly muffle the high frequencies, give preference to basswood. For heavy music, look to mahogany and walnut. If we talk about an acoustic guitar, then the top material has the greatest influence on its sound, which is most often made of spruce, then the sound is sharp with a pronounced upper register. In a more expensive version, it is cedar, which is more popular with musicians. The cedar body gives the guitar a soft and airy sound.

      6. Neck . Neck material plays an important role in the sound of electric guitars. It is mainly made of mahogany or maple. The second is used more often because of its uniform, dense structure and resistance to external influences.

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