Pablo Honey

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Pablo Honey
A baby's face inside a flower
Studio album by
Released22 February 1993 (1993-02-22)
RecordedSeptember–November 1992
Radiohead chronology
Pablo Honey
My Iron Lung
Singles from Pablo Honey
  1. "Creep"
    Released: 21 September 1992
  2. "Anyone Can Play Guitar"
    Released: 1 February 1993
  3. "Stop Whispering"
    Released: 5 October 1993

Pablo Honey is the debut studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 22 February 1993 in the UK by Parlophone and on 20 April 1993 in the US by Capitol Records. It was produced by Sean Slade, Paul Q. Kolderie and Radiohead's co-manager Chris Hufford.

Radiohead formed in 1985 at Abingdon School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and signed a recording contract with EMI in 1991. Their debut EP, Drill (1992), achieved little success. Radiohead's management targeted the American market and chose American producers for their debut album. Pablo Honey was recorded in three weeks at Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire from September to November 1992. The recording was hampered by Radiohead's lack of studio experience.

The singles "Creep", "Anyone Can Play Guitar" and "Stop Whispering" initially made little impact. However, "Creep" gradually gained international radio play, reaching number seven on the UK Singles Chart after it was reissued in 1993. Radiohead embarked on an aggressive promotional tour in the US supporting Belly and PJ Harvey, followed by a European tour supporting James. In May 1995, a live video, Live at the Astoria (1995), was released on VHS.

Pablo Honey reached number 22 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified gold in the UK in 1994 and triple platinum in 2013. In the US, it was certified platinum in 1995. Pablo Honey received generally favourable reviews, but some found it underdeveloped or derivative. Though it is less acclaimed than Radiohead's later work, some retrospective reviews have been positive and it has appeared in lists of the greatest albums. The members of Radiohead have criticised it, citing weaker songwriting and their studio inexperience. "Creep" remains Radiohead's most successful single.


Abingdon School, Oxfordshire, where Radiohead formed

The members of Radiohead met while attending Abingdon School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.[1] In 1985, they formed On a Friday, the name referring to their usual rehearsal day in the school's music room.[2] They recorded demo tapes, including Manic Hedgehog, which featured versions of the future Pablo Honey tracks "You", "I Can't" and "Thinking About You".[3]

One demo attracted the attention of a local producer, Chris Hufford.[4] He and his business partner, Bryce Edge, became the band's managers after attending a concert at the Jericho Tavern, Oxford.[4] In late 1991, On a Friday signed a six-album recording contract with EMI[5] and changed their name at EMI's request. Their name was taken from the Talking Heads song "Radio Head" from the 1986 album True Stories.[5]

Radiohead released their debut EP, Drill, in 1992. It was produced by Hufford in his studio, Courtyard Studios, in Oxfordshire.[6] It reached number 101 on the UK Singles Chart; the Guardian later described it as an "inauspicious start" that drew little attention.[7] Hufford said producing the EP himself was a mistake, as it created a conflict of interest and generated friction in the studio. He and Edge resolved to find different producers for Radiohead's next recording.[6] As independent labels dominated the indie charts in the UK, and EMI was a major label, Hufford and Edge planned to have Radiohead use American producers and tour aggressively in America, then return to build a following in the UK.[8]

Around this time, the American producers Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade, who had worked with bands including the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr,[2] were in the UK looking for work.[9] The EMI A&R director, Nick Gatfield, gave them a selection of acts to consider.[8] They agreed to produce Radiohead after he played them "Stop Whispering".[8] Steve Albini, another producer who had worked with the Pixies, was also considered, but EMI felt he was too risky; he had not yet worked with major acts such as Nirvana.[8] Kolderie was more impressed by Hufford and Edge than by Radiohead, calling them "crafty mothers ... I don't think I've ever met two guys who had more of a plan."[8]


The former Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxfordshire, where Radiohead recorded Pablo Honey

Radiohead recorded Pablo Honey at Chipping Norton Studios in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.[3] They first attempted to record two songs that EMI was considering for Radiohead's debut single, "Inside My Head" and "Lurgee".[6] They made little progress; Kolderie described Radiohead as "desperately inexperienced", and neither they nor the producers liked the choice of songs. Kolderie said "Inside My Head" was "not very melodic" and lacked the power of Radiohead's other songs.[6] Hufford described the results as "overblown bombastic rock".[6]

During rehearsals, Radiohead unexpectedly played another song, "Creep". They considered it a "throwaway" track, but it impressed the producers.[10] At Kolderie's suggestion, they recorded a take, after which everyone in the studio burst into applause.[6] EMI were persuaded to make "Creep" Radiohead's debut single. According to Kolderie, "everyone [at EMI] who heard Creep just started going insane" and he and Slade were hired to produce the album.[6] Radiohead took elements of "Creep" from the 1972 song "The Air That I Breathe". After Rondor Music took legal action, the songwriters, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood, were given shared royalties and songwriting credits.[11][12]

Pablo Honey was recorded in three weeks. Kolderie described it as a struggle, and said: "It was their first record and they wanted to be the Beatles, and the mix had to have no reverb, and they had all the ideas they'd ever come up with in 20 years of listening to records."[6] Kolderie noted the band's studio inexperience and difficulty in finishing tracks, but said he enjoyed the work due to the small group and joking atmosphere.[13]

For the introduction to "Anyone Can Play Guitar", Kolderie had everyone in the studio, including the cook, create sounds on guitar. "The idea was to live up to the title: anyone can play guitar," he said.[3] The guitarist Jonny Greenwood used a paintbrush for his part.[3] Radiohead did not like the version of "Lurgee" they recorded with Kolderie and Slade, and used an earlier version, recorded with Hufford at Courtyard, for the album.[10] Kolderie said Pablo Honey was "not cheap", and estimated that it had cost more than £100,000 to record.[13]

Music and lyrics[edit]

In Pablo Honey, critics found elements of grunge,[14][15][16] alternative rock,[14] stadium rock,[17] progressive rock,[16] college rock,[14] post-grunge,[18] and jangle-pop.[14] The album drew comparisons to Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Sugar,[19] U2,[20][21] the Smiths,[21][22] the Cure,[21][22] the Who,[23] and the Jam.[23]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described Pablo Honey as a blend of the anthemic rock of U2 with "atmospheric" instrumental passages.[17] The Salon journalist Annie Zaleski said it featured "distortion-blurred guitar lines that twisted like a kite in the wind".[24] Gary Walker, writing for, described it as "nakedly naive and unguarded" compared to Radiohead's more complex later work.[25] He wrote that it captured the "embryonic dynamic between the band's three guitarists" and described Greenwood's guitar work as an "exhilarating melange of tremolo-picked soundscapes, chunky octaves, screaming high-register runs and killswitch antics".[25] O'Brien described it as a "hedonistic" album that "you might put on in an open-top car on a Saturday night going to a party".[2] Zaleski said the Pablo Honey lyrics express anger at the status quo, the feeling of being an outsider, and worry for the future.[24]

"Creep" features a quiet verse and a loud chorus, with "blasts" of guitar noise from Jonny Greenwood.[26] Yorke described it as a "self-destruct song".[27] The lyrics were inspired by a woman that Yorke followed around who unexpectedly attended a Radiohead performance.[26] The lyrics of "Stop Whispering" are about oppression, and the frustration from failing to explain it.[24] Yorke wrote the line "Grow my hair, I wanna be Jim Morrison", from "Anyone Can Play Guitar", in response to people in the music business who "think they have to act like fucking prats in order to live up to the legend".[27] According to Zaleski, "Ripcord" is about the "experience of hurtling into the unknown".[24] "Lurgee" ends with a "meandering" solo.[24] "Blow Out" starts with "tense, jazzy" drumming and raked chords and concludes with a shoegaze section.[24][25]


The album title comes from a prank call sketch by the American comedy act the Jerky Boys in which the caller poses as the victim's mother and says: "Pablo, honey? Please come to Florida." Yorke said it was appropriate as the band were "mothers' boys".[3] A sample of the sketch appears during the guitar solo on "How Do You".[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

"Creep" was released as the lead Pablo Honey single on 21 September 1992.[6][28] It initially received little airplay and sold around 6,000 copies, reaching number 78 in the UK Singles Chart.[6] The 1993 singles "Anyone Can Play Guitar" and "Stop Whispering", plus the non-album single "Pop Is Dead", were unsuccessful.[29] While "Anyone Can Play Guitar" and "Pop Is Dead" charted on the UK Singles Chart, "Stop Whispering" gained no traction.[29] Radiohead rerecorded "Stop Whispering" for the US single as they were not happy with the album version; O'Brien said the new version was "more atmospheric", likening it to Joy Division.[3]

In late 1992, Radiohead toured the UK with Kingmaker and the Frank and Walters.[30] That September, performed at the UK EMI conference in September. They impressed the EMI promoter Carol Baxter, who said: "This funny little band came on and they obviously had something. This was a hideous record company do but Thom gave it everything."[6] That Christmas, NME published a review of a Radiohead performance that dismissed them as "a pitiful, lily-livered excuse for a rock 'n' roll group".[6]

Pablo Honey was released in February 1993 and received little press.[6] It reached number 25 in 1993's UK Albums Chart.[31] However, "Creep" became a hit in Israel, where it was played frequently by the radio DJ Yoav Kutner. In March, Radiohead were invited to Tel Aviv for their first overseas show.[32] Around the same time, "Creep" began receiving airplay on US radio stations and rose to number two on the US Modern Rock chart,[33] and Pablo Honey was selling well on import.[30] By the time Radiohead began their first North American tour in June 1993, the music video for "Creep" was in heavy rotation on MTV.[33] The single reached number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[6] In July, Radiohead gave an infamous performance of "Anyone Can Play Guitar" live on MTV Beach House in which Yorke screamed the improvised lyrics "fat, ugly, dead!", before breaking down on camera and jumping into a pool. Yorke was holding a live microphone and narrowly avoided electrocuting himself.[34][35][36]

"Creep" reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart when EMI rereleased it in September 1993.[37] That month, Radiohead performed "Creep" on the British music programme Top of the Pops[38][39] and as the first musical guests on the American talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien.[40] EMI's American arm, Capitol, wanted to continue promoting Pablo Honey and build on the momentum.[6] Radiohead declined an offer to tour the US in support of Duran Duran, as their managers felt they could earn more credibility by supporting Belly.[6] They also opened for PJ Harvey in New York City and Los Angeles.[41]

Radiohead struggled with the tour. Yorke disliked dealing with American music journalists and tired of the songs.[6] The band members appeared in promotional material they later regretted, such as fashion shoots for Iceberg jeans and the magazine Interview.[6] According to Radiohead's agent, the promotional work triggered "a lot of soul-searching about why they were in a group at all".[6] Jonny Greenwood said they "spent a year being jukeboxes ... We felt in a creative stasis because we couldn't release anything new."[6]

The American tour was followed by a European tour supporting James and Tears for Fears.[6][30] Afterwards, Radiohead cancelled an appearance at Reading Festival after Yorke became ill; he told NME, "Physically I'm completely fucked and mentally I've had enough."[42] According to some reports, EMI gave Radiohead six months to "get sorted" or be dropped. EMI's A&R head, Keith Wozencroft, later denied this, saying: "Experimental rock music was getting played and had commercial potential. People voice different paranoias, but for the label [Radiohead] were developing brilliantly from Pablo Honey."[42] Kolderie credited the Pablo Honey tours for turning Radiohead "into a tight band".[13]

In the UK, Pablo Honey was certified gold in April 1994, platinum in June 1997 and triple platinum in July 2013.[6] In the US, it was certified gold in September 1993 and platinum in September 1995.[43] On 13 May 1995, a live video, Live at the Astoria (1995), was released on VHS.[44]

Critical reception[edit]

Contemporaneous reviews
Review scores
Calgary HeraldB[45]
Entertainment WeeklyB[21]
Los Angeles Times[22]

Pablo Honey failed to make a critical impact upon its initial release.[48] NME's John Harris referred to Radiohead as "one of rock's brightest hopes".[46] Harris said the track "How Do You?" "breaks the [album's] momentum... horribly", but described Pablo Honey as "satisfying" despite its flaws.[46] NME later named it the 35th-best album of the year.[49] Q wrote that "British teenagerhood has never been grumpier" and described Pablo Honey as a good album with moments that rivalled Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. and Sugar.[19]

In the United States, "Creep" drew parallels with Nirvana, with some describing Radiohead as the "British Nirvana".[50] Billboard said the lyrics had "enough bite to make it on their own" despite the U2 comparisons.[20] In a mixed review, Mario Mundoz of the Los Angeles Times wrote that it "doesn't really deliver anything you haven't heard before" but "does offer clever lyrics and good hooks".[22] Robert Christgau of The Village Voice did not recommend the album, but named "Creep" a "choice cut".[51] Rolling Stone wrote that the album's charm originates from its guitar work, song structures, melodies, and choruses that invoke a "pop appeal".[23]


Retrospective reviews
Review scores
The A.V. ClubB−[52]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[54]
The Irish Times[55]
Rolling Stone[58]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[59]

Although Pablo Honey did not receive the acclaim of Radiohead's later albums,[61] it has received praise in retrospective coverage. According to Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic, the songwriting does not always match Radiohead's sound, but when it does, it achieves "a rare power that is both visceral and intelligent".[17] Kenny EG Perry of NME described the album as "the sound of one of the best bands of this or any other generation playing the music that taught them all their good early lessons".[62] Clash said that it "points towards everything that [Radiohead] would go on to be".[63] Based on their work on Pablo Honey, the American band Hole hired Slade and Kolderie to produce their 1994 album Live Through This.[64]

In a 2008 review, Al Spicer of BBC Music described Pablo Honey as Radiohead's "exploration of suburban, adolescent self-awareness" and "one of rock's most impressive debuts".[16] In 2009, PopMatters' Mehan Jahasuriya criticised Pablo Honey as "a hodgepodge of half-baked grunge, jangle-pop and stadium-ready alternative rock ... nearly indistinguishable from other early '90s college rock throwaways, save for a few hints of greatness".[14]

After the success of "Creep", Radiohead grew to resent it.[65] In 1993, Yorke said: "It's like it's not our song any more ... It feels like we're doing a cover."[65] The success almost led to Radiohead's breakup.[65] Their frustration with "Creep" and Pablo Honey influenced their second album, The Bends (1995).[6] The album title, a term for decompression sickness, references Radiohead's rapid rise to fame; Yorke said "we just came up too fast".[66] While touring for their 1997 album OK Computer, Yorke became hostile when "Creep" was mentioned in interviews and refused requests to play it.[67] In the following years, the band stopped performing it entirely, but later started performing it infrequently.[24] Though Radiohead achieved greater commercial and critical success with later albums, "Creep" remains their most successful single.[68]

In 2007, Pitchfork wrote that, with Pablo Honey, "Radiohead didn't so much ride the coattails of grunge to mass success as stumble over them, and they've been apologising for it ever since."[69] In 1996, the bassist, Colin Greenwood, said, "I'd give [Pablo Honey] a seven out of 10 – not bad for an album recorded in just two and a half weeks."[70] In 1997, O'Brien said it was derivative of Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies.[71] He described it as "a collection of our greatest hits as an unsigned band".[72] Jonny Greenwood said in 1998 that it "lacked freedom", and was hindered by the band's fear and inexperience.[2] O'Brien said in 2020 that Pablo Honey was "pretty shit [...] but we worked hard and became good. That's one of the things I've held onto: you don't have to have all the answers straight away."[73]


In 1998, Pablo Honey was voted the 100th best album of all time in a poll held by Virgin[74] and 61st in a poll by Q.[75] The journalist Colin Larkin placed it 301st in the third edition of All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).[76] As part of its 2007 list of the "500 Greatest Lost Tracks", Q included "Lurgee" and "Blow Out" in a list of 20 essential lesser-known Radiohead songs.[77] In 2006, Classic Rock and Metal Hammer named Pablo Honey one of the 20 greatest albums of 1993.[78] In 2008, Blender ranked it 82nd in its list of "100 Albums You Must Own".[79]


Radiohead left EMI after their contract ended in 2003.[80] In 2007, EMI released Radiohead Box Set, a compilation of albums recorded while Radiohead were signed to EMI, including Pablo Honey.[80] In 2009, EMI reissued Pablo Honey in a "Collector's Edition" with the Drill EP tracks, B-sides and alternative takes.[81] Radiohead had no input into the reissues and the music was not remastered.[82]

In February 2013, Parlophone was bought by Warner Music Group (WMG).[83] In April 2016, as a result of an agreement with the trade group Impala, WMG transferred Radiohead's back catalogue to XL Recordings. The EMI reissues, released without Radiohead's consent, were removed from streaming services.[84] In May 2016, XL reissued Radiohead's back catalogue on vinyl, including Pablo Honey.[85]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Thom Yorke; all music is composed by Radiohead, except "Creep", written by Radiohead, Mike Hazlewood and Albert Hammond

Pablo Honey track listing
3."How Do You?"2:12
4."Stop Whispering"5:26
5."Thinking About You"2:41
6."Anyone Can Play Guitar"3:38
9."Prove Yourself"2:25
10."I Can't"4:13
12."Blow Out"4:40
Total length:42:11




  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Chris Hufford – production, engineering (tracks 10, 11)
  • Paul Q. Kolderie – production, engineering (tracks 1–9, 12), mixing
  • Sean Slade – production, engineering (tracks 1–9, 12), mixing


  • Icon – design
  • Lisa Bunny Jones – paintings
  • Tom Sheehan – photography


Certifications and sales[edit]

Sales certifications for Pablo Honey
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[98] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[99] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[100] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[101] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[102] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[103] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[105] Platinum 1,520,000[104]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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