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Performer: Radiohead
Genre: Rock
Title: Pablo Honey
Country: Europe
Style: Alternative Rock, Brit Pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1834 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1755 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1404 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Pablo Honey is the debut studio album by English rock band Radiohead. It was primarily produced by Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie and recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire from September to November 1992. The album's title comes from a prank call skit by the Jerky Boys in which the prank caller says to his victim, "Pablo, honey? Please come to Florida!".

Radiohead’s debut album is a product of a grunge alt-rock sound that seems conventional in the face of the band’s later innovations, but it remains a well-received debut, setting the stage for what eventually became one of the biggest names in experimental rock. Pablo Honey Q&A. Producers Paul Q. Kolderie, Radiohead & Sean Slade. Writers Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood & 2 more. Acoustic Guitar Ed O’Brien & Thom Yorke. Backing Vocals Ed O’Brien.

Pablo Honey is the first studio album by English alternative rock band Radiohead, first released in early 1993. The album's title comes from a Jerky Boys prank call skit in which the prank caller says, "Pablo, honey? Please come to Florida!" to his victim. This snippet is sampled by the band in the song "How Do You?". The album includes the single "Creep", Radiohead's most well-known hit on mainstream radio. Pablo Honey peaked at in the UK charts and went platinum there and in other countries.

As Pablo Honey turns 25, here are 10 fascinating facts you might not know about Radiohead’s debut album. 1. The title comes from a Jerky Boys prank-call skit. In the early Nineties, fellow Thames Valley alt rockers Chapterhouse passed Radiohead a bootleg tape of prank phone calls that had been making the rounds in the New York comedy underground. It was the product of Johnny Brennan and Kamal Ahmed, two childhood friends from Queens who called themselves the Jerky Boys. One sketch that Radiohead found especially hilarious, in which one of the Jerkys posed as the confused victim’s mother, opened with a feebly moaned, Pablo, honey? Please come to Florida. The band decided to use the line when it came time to title their debut album. ‘Pablo Honey’ was appropriate for us, being all mothers’ boys, Yorke later joked.

Pablo Honey was Radiohead's first album and it was a great one. Pablo Honey was probably Radiohead's worst album, although it is brilliant. The album had a sort of grungy feel to it, but when you listen, you hear just as much U2 and Jane's Addiction influence as you do Nirvana or the Pixies. The album has some depressing and sad numbers, some uplifting ones, and some catchy poppy songs. This is the album that included the band's breakthrough hit, "Creep". There is a lot more to this album than "Creep" and you will hear it if you listen to the album.

Pablo Honey marked the era of alternative rock of different style departing from the earlier predominant pop rock, metal, and punk genres. Pablo Honey includes the hit single Creep which is a completely experimental and stylistic change in both lyrics and roughness of the songs. This can be best defined by Jonny's aggressive guitar playing style and Thom's romantic voice. I admit Radiohead have changed their style over the years, but how can you not like this album? Pablo Honey is awesome and more energetic than other albums. Pablo Honey includes more guitar riffs and fast-paced songs. I welcome the variety, and no; I'm not just saying that because it's Radiohead. But I am glad I bought it. Don't be so quick to dismiss the earlier years of Radiohead.

Album · 1993 · 12 Songs. Flashes of emergent experimentalism bring this melodic indie-rock debut to life. This early iteration of Radiohead might be straightforward by their later standards but you can still hear their leftfield instincts surfacing. The crunching riff that rips through Creep and Blowout ’s yin-yang of lounge vibes and grunge noise demonstrate a willing to blemish and warp rock convention to create something much more interesting. Thom Yorke’s vocal is already assured too, delivering angst and pain with the penetration of a surgical scalpel on Stop Whispering and Lurgee. Pablo Honey Radiohead.


1 You 3:28
2 Creep 3:55
3 How Do You? 2:12
4 Stop Whispering 5:25
5 Thinking About You 2:41
6 Anyone Can Play Guitar 3:37
7 Ripcord 3:09
8 Vegetable 3:12
9 Prove Yourself 2:25
10 I Can't 4:13
11 Lurgee 3:07
12 Blow Out 4:41
13 Creep (Censored Version) 3:59

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Recorded At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Courtyard Studio
  • Mixed At – Fort Apache
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI Jax


  • A&R [Coordination] – Keith Wozencroft
  • Bass – Colin Greenwood
  • Crew [Road Crew] – Jim Warren, Nigel Powell, Tim Greaves
  • Design – Icon
  • Drums – Phil Selway
  • Engineer – Chris Hufford (tracks: 10, 11), Paul Q. Kolderie (tracks: 1 to 9, 12, 13), Sean Slade (tracks: 1 to 9, 12, 13)
  • Guitar, Vocals – Ed O'Brien
  • Lead Guitar, Piano, Organ – Jon Greenwood*
  • Management – Bryce Edge, Chris Hufford
  • Management [Agent At Abs] – Charlie Myatt
  • Mastered By – Chris Blair
  • Mixed By – Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
  • Painting [Paintings] – Lisa Bunny Jones
  • Photography By – Tom Sheehan
  • Producer – Chris Hufford (tracks: 10, 11), Paul Q. Kolderie (tracks: 1 to 9, 12, 13), Sean Slade (tracks: 1 to 9, 12, 13)
  • Songwriter – Radiohead
  • Vocals, Guitar – Thom E. Yorke*
  • Words By – Thom*


Track 13 is not listed on the release. No durations printed on the release.

Recorded at Chipping Norton Studio, Oxon except 10 & 11, recorded at Courtyard Studio, Oxon.
Mixed at Fort Apache, Roxbury, Mass.
Mastered at Abbey Road.
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

℗ 1993 except tracks 1, 2, 5, 9 & 11 ℗ 1992
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1993 EMI Records Ltd.
Made/printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-81409-2 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 81409-2 MO RE1 S3415D Y 1-1-13 EMI JAX
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 81409-2 MO RE1 S3415D Y 1-1-17 EMI JAX
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 163B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
0777 7 81409 2 4, CDPCS 7360 Radiohead Pablo Honey ‎(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 81409 2 4, CDPCS 7360 Europe 1993
0 7777 81409 4 8, TCP 2673 Radiohead Pablo Honey ‎(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Kent Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. 0 7777 81409 4 8, TCP 2673 Turkey 1993
0 7777 81409 4 8 Radiohead Pablo Honey ‎(Cass, Album) EMI 0 7777 81409 4 8 Malaysia 1993
D 115318 Radiohead Pablo Honey ‎(CD, Album, Club) Capitol Records D 115318 US 1993
none Radiohead Pablo Honey ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, CD2) EMI Music Catalogue Marketing none Europe 2009