I have made reference to a few songs and music groups related to doors in previous Blog posts and this weekend I discovered another one. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors is the intriguing title of a Radiohead song, which features on their album Amnesiac. The album was launched in 2001 and this song featured as track number three.
In the song there are various references to different types of doors including barn doors, revolving doors and sliding doors. On the face of it this is a simple song but I think that the reference to doors relates to the choices we make in life. For example, there is reference to doors that lock and doors that don't and this could be related to times when you have a choice and other times when you don't. There are many interpretations of the song so this is just one possibility. Other people have suggested a link to the different people we meet in life. Who knows? Maybe it is just a simple song about doors following a search on the Doorsan website.
I am not sure what Pulk/Pull means and I cannot find a simple definition for the word "pulk", which is strange. One definition for the word "pulk" relates to a sort of toboggan that is pulled by a dog, but I don't think this is relevant to the song title.
As with many Radiohead songs Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors is quite a long song at over four minutes and this one seems quite a strange track to me. I had never heard it before this weekend and I have to say, it won't go down as one of my favourites. The lyrics are quite difficult to decipher with what seems like some kind of computer generated voice and a background of fuzzy interference sounds. It is not what you would call a sing-along song, although I am sure the hard-core fans will love it.