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Feral

by on Mar.16, 2011

feral, adj.

Etymology: < Latin fer-a wild beast + -al suffix
1. Of an animal: Wild, untamed. Of a plant, also (rarely), of ground: Uncultivated.
Now often applied to animals or plants that have lapsed into a wild from a domesticated condition.
2. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a wild beast; brutal, savage.
3. Used as n.: A wild-beast. Obs. rare.

Radiohead don’t like drummers. ‘Feral,’ checking in at three minutes and twelve seconds, is by some distance the shortest track on Radiohead’s King of Limbs. It returns us to the antagonism between the natural world and the electronic era, but this time with the breathless ferocity appropriate to the savage world of drumming.

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