"Planet Telex" is a song written by Radiohead and is the opening track of their 1995 album The Bends. It was released as a double A-side single with "High and Dry", although receiving far less airplay. Originally known as "Planet Xerox", the title was changed to its current name since Xerox is a trademark.
This is the only song written during The Bends recording session. It was recorded one night when the band returned to the studio after consuming a great amount of alcohol. Lead singer Thom Yorke did vocals lying down while intoxicated.
This is one of the most frequently remixed songs in Radiohead's catalog. Some thought its more atmospheric keyboard-dominated sound, compared to other tracks on The Bends, was an indication of the band's future sound on albums such as OK Computer and Kid A. Radiohead have commented that the first or last songs on their albums tend to point ahead to their next album.