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Recorded  1995-1998
Length  34:03
Initial release  4 May 1998
4.4/5 Discogs

Genre  Alternative rock
Label  Parlophone (EMI)
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Released  4 May 1998 (VHS) 4 August 2003 (DVD)
7 Television Commercials (1998)  Meeting People Is Easy (1998)
Directors  Grant Gee, Jonathan Glazer, Jake Scott, Jamie Thraves, Magnus Carlsson
Cast  Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway, Ed O'Brien
Similar  Meeting People Is Easy, The King of Limbs: Live from the, From the Basement, The Work of Director Jonathan, Massive Attack: Eleven Pr

7 Television Commercials is a collection of music videos from English alternative rock band Radiohead, covering the period from The Bends (1995) and OK Computer (1997).



The VHS home video was released on 4 May 1998 in the United Kingdom, and on 30 June in the United States.

The DVD was released on 4 August 2003 in the UK and 5 August in North America, with no additional features or footage.

Song list

  1. "Paranoid Android"
  2. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"
  3. "No Surprises"
  4. "Just"
  5. "High and Dry" (U.S. version)
  6. "Karma Police"
  7. "Fake Plastic Trees"

Critical reception

7 Television Commercials received mixed reviews from critics. Reviewer Ian Reed felt that "it could have been better". Reed also commented on the duration of the video, just over 30 minutes, only seven music videos.

Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone gave the re-release collection of videos 2 out of 4 stars, also mentioning the length of the release: "Why only seven? And no bonus material? You'd think that a band as wary of commercial exploitation as Radiohead wouldn't ask fans to shell out for so slight a souvenir."


All videos commissioned by Dilly Gent.

Packaging art and design by Stanley Donwood and The White Chocolate Farm.

  • "Paranoid Android"
    Director: Magnus Carlsson
    Producer: Peter Gustaffson
    Production company: Wegelius Animation AB
  • "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"
    Director: Jonathan Glazer
    Producer: Nick Morris
    Cinematography: Steve Keith-Roach
    Production company: Academy Music Video Ltd
  • "No Surprises"
    Director: Grant Gee
    Producer: Phil Barnes
    Cinematography: Dan Landin
    Production company: Kudos (Music Video)
  • "Just"
    Director: Jamie Thraves
    Producer: Niki Amos
    Cinematography: Alexander Seligman
    Production company: Oil Factory Inc
  • "High and Dry" (U.S. version)
    Director: Paul Cunningham
    Producer: Myke Zykoff
    Cinematography: Adam Beckman
    Production company: Oil Factory Inc
  • "Karma Police"
    Director: Jonathan Glazer
    Producer: Nick Morris
    Cinematography: Steve Keith-Roach
    Production company: Academy Music Video Ltd
  • "Fake Plastic Trees"
    Director: Jake Scott
    Producer: Ellen Jacobson
    Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
    Production company: Black Dog Films (LA)
  • References

    7 Television Commercials Wikipedia

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