Jump to content

Duff

Members
  • Content count

    126
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    9

Everything posted by Duff

  1. Duff

    Best of r/radiohead

    Just read 1984 by George Orwell. Spotted the coolest Radiohead reference in there.
  2. Duff

    Best of r/radiohead

    REMINDS ME OF RADIOHEAD. I LOVE IT
  3. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Ill Wind is superb. OK, it recycles a few old Radiohead ideas, like the rhythm from Dollars and Cents and the ondes + ebow from Where I End and You Begin. But the middle sequence with the synthesiser modulating all over the fucking place is classic Radiohead in the best way. Sinister, funny, surprising, satisfying. The minor-to-major shifts are such a calling card of theirs and this is one of the best uses of it. Oh, that moment when it plunges down at 2:12 is chilling. I often think that moaning about B-sides being left off albums is a rather indulgent wanky thing to do. Yes, we all love The Daily Mail but it doesn't belong on TKOL regardless of quality. But I can't fathom why Ill Wind was left off in favour of at least a few mediocre MSP tracks. It fits. It rules.
  4. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    I already follow that guy on Twitter. Fucked up, man.
  5. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Wait, what the fuck? That's VPC? I listened to their Pink Floyd episode a while ago.
  6. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    I haven't bothered with it. In my imagination it's a cocktail of nerd fawning and bad lyrical readings (as you suggest there). What would make an interesting podcast would be a bunch of musically literate people who disagree strongly on Radiohead songs all arguing about the pros and cons of everything with some passion and intelligence. You need people to say "no, this sucks" as well as "Radiohead are geniuses" for interesting discussions to take place. (This is one of several dozen reasons why r/Radiohead is so godawful.)
  7. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    That's what he sings.
  8. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    INCREDIBLE TRIVIA: The phrase "moon on a stick", which appears in Lotus Flower, originated as a catchphrase in the 90s comedy show Fist of Fun (starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring). But I doubt it's where Thom heard it first.
  9. Duff

    Best of r/radiohead

    It reminds them of Radiohead. That's all you have to do on Reddit, just post things that remind you of Radiohead.
  10. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Colin would be the man to write a book about Radiohead. He has a degree in literature from Cambridge and writes book reviews for newspapers. That said, the lack of hyphenation in "A Moon Shaped Pool" hints at a generally low standard of literacy in the Radiohead camp. And I still have nightmares over Jonny's use of semicolons in the blog post announcing In Rainbows.
  11. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Someone has responded to the tweet with this: Nigel Godrich, New York Times, 9 March 2012: "They all just sort of burst into giggles, because they couldn’t do what he’d written, because it was impossible — or impossible for them, anyway."
  12. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Fucking loled at Nigel's meltdown. The page is sourced entirely to quotes from him and the band (and good sources too, BBC, Rolling Stone etc, not fan sites).
  13. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    The spelling is actually "whoops". Educate yourself before posting again please. Unbelievable.
  14. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Italo, mate, forgive me, but I am baffled by this post. "Ed was very adamant to give a time frame" - what? this means Ed insisted on giving a time frame. Do you mean he was reluctant to give a time frame? "It won't be soon" - what won't be soon? Solo album? LP10? Tour? "Going on a limb" - the phrase is "going out on a limb" and it means to take a risk on your own. You mean you're just speculating, right?
  15. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Do Radiohead really still use Courtyard? They've had their own studio since the mid-90s.
  16. Duff

    Best of r/radiohead

    Zane keeps saying he's met me because he thinks it makes him seem cool.
  17. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    I think there's reason to suspect the Bonnaroo gig has had some magic put on it from someone in the camp (eg Nigel) because for a while it was being considered for an official live album release. It would make sense if the idea got dropped and the recordings worked their way out through other means.
  18. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    I think about it every time. The guitar solo sounds like something horrible conjured up that's gonna eat you all alive.
  19. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Isn't it neat how much the There There guitar solo sounds like manic laughter?
  20. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    What about the 2006 version of Videotape, eh. Fun to contemplate, but they probably weren't lying when they said it didn't work in the studio. Could end up with another damp squib like Lift.
  21. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    One hopes that a song called "Burn the Witch" isn't about his ex-wife. Considering the finished lyrics date at least to 2007 (when Thom posted them on Dead Air Space), it's unlikely. edit: OK, you weren't talking about the Burn the Witch. You understand my alarm. To clarify, the line "different kinds of love are possible" is unlikely to be a confession of paedophila, it's just a bit embarrassingly Namba-like to my mind. Yes, a connection to Rachel makes sense.
  22. Duff

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    In this interview, Thom says the Burn the Witch lyrics were inspired by the tabloid hysteria around paedophiles in the UK about 20 years ago, where newspapers published the names and addresses of sex offenders. Hence "we know where you live". Lends credence to my feeling that the line "different kinds of love are possible" is a bit sinister.
  23. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Do you have a link to that interview? Thom recorded three CDs of demos for HTTT, and even gave them titles (The Gloaming, Episcoval and Hold Your Prize). There'd definitely be stuff to put out there, if they wanted to. I'm just not sure they would, especially for HTTT, the album they seem to have regrets about.
  24. Duff

    RADIOHEAD LP10

    I badly want a OKNOTOK Kid A reissue. But I wonder if they'd keep going after that? I could imagine any Amnesiac outtakes being folded into a Kid A reissue. Would they have any appetite for expanded HTTT or IR reissues? I can't imagine them repeating it for their entire discography.
  25. I bought a bunch off Soundhalo (where you could buy official gigs) years ago, now all vaporised in a hard drive fart. Soundhalo still has a website but it seems to be nothing but a gutted shell, frontend with no wiring behind it, gone the way of the dodo. Twitter account not updated in years, emails to support all bounce. So much for that business model. Anyone have these knocking about?
×