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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/radiohead-or-mueller-report I'd like to see Open the Floodgates in the report though _______________________ <---redacted
  2. Breadcrumbs neatly here in one place. Next year is the 20th anniversary of Kid A — how does that feel? Phil: "It was interesting with the OK Computer release that we did. Having a chance to go back in, go through that entire archive and realize how much work was generated at that point. I think there’s a similar thing around Kid A as well. We’ve not listened back to the outtakes and the other things we were working. I know there’s a wealth of stuff there. Whenever you make a record there’s a time when you are collectively, individually, emotionally, physically — sometimes you leave these things open. With Ok Computer, we closed that door. Kid A was a difficult album to make. It’ll be interesting. Opening that one will be interesting. It’ll all come flooding back. It wasn’t the happiest of times. But I think the music was pretty good." Ready for the band to open that door. Their comments seem to support a reissue with some either unknown and/or unfinished tracks. Was it four studios where they worked on tracks? So they should have a lot of "material." Even if they are "careful" about what they put out, what do they have to worry about, really? Some of the OKNOTOK stuff is bonkers (even if we love it). Lots of pointers to this happening in 2020, not the least of which is what they did for OK Computer. I expect and hope they will do this up. And if Amnesiac is included the wish for that double album that didn't happen is granted. Interested to hear any early/alternate versions of Dollars and Cents, along with *advert voice* "much much more!"
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    KID A/Amnesiac 20th anniversary reissue

    Yeah, Gawpers is nasty, little spiteful word. That's exactly why I felt that title was a poor match to the song I listened to once. Does the song sound nasty or spiteful? Did Thom? Gawpers sounds like a song title from LP3, maybe. Thom's song titles may need to be a whole thread. Those we love and those we . . . think are just out there. (Or both) I wouldn't be surprised if gawpers was some George Monbiot buzzword. Which is why I'd like someone not named Thom to have a go at naming the anniversary release--that was the point I was trying to make. Colin maybe. What would Colin name it?
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    From @Karin Didn't see it in other thread. Does Thom need like a vegan ice cream cone?
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    KID A/Amnesiac 20th anniversary reissue

    Hopefully Thom won't be naming it. His second piece for the Paris concert is called Gawpers.
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Yeah, but nowhere does that article mention that the piano piece has vocals. So that's news from Bryce.
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Yep. Although he's "based in Paris", his accent is a mix of Ohio/Brooklyn when speaking French, so it sounds like an American speaking a second language. Which it is. It's easier to translate than native speakers. I was lost listening to the Labeque sisters interview.
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Well, Ed probably does. In other news, Bryce Dessner gives a very long interview, in which I'm pretty sure he says that Thom created the piano piece and will sing as well. 48:27 So maybe Don't Fear the Light has actual words. Then again.
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    Snippets: "It's all about the sound. It's emotional." "And the great thing about being in RH is there's an appetite for making really weird noises. And how you shoehorn those into a track. The weirder the better." "It's not rocket science. Bits of gear are really important." "Trying to be cool was more important than practicing." "I just finished making a record myself. 16:42" "What is the truth here, which means what are you feeling." "Stop the brain engaging." "It's all about servicing the song." (Talking about how you might not play on a track, and it makes you insecure and feels shit.) "You gotta fly by the seat of your pants, otherwise you're like a jukebox." (Talking about creating loops/segments in real time on stage.) And Ed mentions XTC. Only 25 minutes into the listen. (There goes my morning.) But I could listen to him ALL DAY.
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    "Forensic analysis of the stage collapse attributed its primary cause to crushing of the pick-up trusses. The stage roof grid was not strong enough to bear the load of lights, screens and speakers, which weighed roughly 34,473 kilograms (or 76,000 pounds)." "[F]ormer Optex employees testified that they put the stage up despite the fact that the particular truss component called for in the design was never in the company's inventory. The drawings indicated the pick-up trusses should have been 10 feet long with a 3-inch diameter. The pick-up trusses installed in the Downsview Park stage were 7 feet long with a 1.9-inch diameter. The inquest heard the trusses with the 3-inch diameter never existed — and other sized trusses were used for decades when the stage was constructed for dozens of events." Not sure this helps with the loss, but it does explain what happened. source
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    see newer thread
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    KID A/Amnesiac 20th anniversary reissue

    No mods here. Bring bits and bobs along.
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    KID A/Amnesiac 20th anniversary reissue

    Does anyone know which Alice Coltrane song Colin played a bass line over to help create Dollars and Cents? Why does no interviewer think to ask? Be cool if the supposedly 11-minute Copenhagen jam of $+C were part of the funky extras. Not counting on it of course. Ed could just be messing around in his diary entries, after all. Bring on the remastered blips.
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    KID A/Amnesiac 20th anniversary reissue

    Rolling Stone interview with Ed and Phil
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    dammit see newer thread
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    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    There are very few RH songs I don't like. There are even fewer that I'd say were bad, let alone "the worst." Seeing/hearing DID and The Numbers live multiple times increased my enjoyment of those songs. I liked them when I heard them on AMSP. (I liked the Numbers when it was Silent Spring. I agree with Thom's politics and don't mind that he and Bill McKibben are chummy.) Sure they're still simple, and could be called out for eye-rolling topics and cheesy lyrics. They are arguably not superstars. And the Numbers has the other recent cringe lyric "wings of butterflies." Fair point. But the band loved to play The Numbers live. And to my ears they both sound good, maybe not the BEST EVARRR, but ranking songs -- especially without criteria-- has always seemed useless and beside the point. Ranking songs you'd rather hear is another story and more interesting as those lists seem to change over time. I admit I would have preferred to hear Decks Dark more instead of DID on tour. Both nights in Amsterdam 2016 they played DD before DID. Could you explain why it's "classic RH" to play these songs? BTW is an amazing opener of a record. But it still sticks out from the rest of AMSP, no? Without the LCO, it lost a great deal played live. And I agree that Thom never seemed vocally right in BTW live. Some nights were better than others. Some of his wailing in live shows (Osheaga anyone?) is embarrassing. When he sings, Burrrrrrruuurn--urrrn, he sounds as if he's regurgitating. Liked the red flashing lightshow and the bands' work, but something was always missing. Nothing missing in my living room though.
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    Radiohead inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

    The DLAA wasn't televised and thus could not deliver "all the power, detail and emotion of live music" afforded by an unnamed brand of audio speakers.
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    Radiohead inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

    Maybe "shows" was a diplomatic way of saying other commitments? I'd like to know too. It did seem like Colin was most enthusiastic about the prospect. Maybe it has to do with his bass promotion scene. I really think the band owe a big thank you to Ed for being the consummate representative of the band for this. Otherwise they would have come off like total dicks. Maybe it's a stupid award. Whatever your feelings about the honor, it's meant as an honor.
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    RADIOHEAD LP10

    Absolutely agree. I don't follow other bands at all, but RH seem to have an excellent handle on combining living with various projects and interests, only one of which is RH. Maybe there are other bands who also have each member designing guitars, composing for films and orchestra, doing DJ/VJ sets with live vocals (what do we call the TMB tour genre?) etc. Confirming that they are taking a break means we can adjust our timelines for what to expect, without the "end of RH" angst some people have.
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    Radiohead inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

    Yeah, Ed's was particularly warm. Wasn't just tossed off. I still don't know what RH music was played and by whom. No music.
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    RADIOHEAD LP10

    And a bit of Ed's HOF thanks: "But my biggest thank you is for my brothers, Thom, Colin and Johnny. All musicians know and fans know: It’s an incredible journey. It’s truly extraordinary. We’re not doing run-of-the-mill stuff. It’s amazing. We’ve been doing it for 34 years and are still doing it. I want to thank them for their integrity, their authenticity, their commitment. None of these things you should take for granted. I also want to thank them for the musicians they are. That thing when we play together; that collective sound that we make. Some of the nights we have in the rehearsal studio where they’re like transcendental moments. I thank them for that. But most of all I want to thank them for this deep, deep friendship. We could’ve done this without this love for one another but there’s such a deep, deep bond and it’s a beautiful thing. So thank you. I love you." Ready for your solo record, Ed.
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    RADIOHEAD LP10

    What’s next for you guys? Ed: We’re taking a break from the band. We’ve been doing touring. We’ve all got other projects that we want to get on with. We’re talking at the moment about what excites [us]. That’s always the spark that gets things moving along with us, particularly after 30 years. Next year is the 20th anniversary of Kid A — how does that feel? Phil: It was interesting with the OK Computer release that we did. Having a chance to go back in, go through that entire archive and realize how much work was generated at that point. I think there’s a similar thing around Kid A as well. We’ve not listened back to the outtakes and the other things we were working. I know there’s a wealth of stuff there. Whenever you make a record there’s a time when you are collectively, individually, emotionally, physically — sometimes you leave these things open. With Ok Computer, we closed that door. Kid A was a difficult album to make. It’ll be interesting. Opening that one will be interesting. It’ll all come flooding back. It wasn’t the happiest of times. But I think the music was pretty good. source
  23. thatthere

    This Doesn't Deserve Its Own Thread - Radiohead Edition

    WILD HOF speculation (because no drop today, kids.) The careful wording for tonight's HOF appearances - "except for a few members of Radiohead". So let's see. A few means no less than three, yah? Meaning no Thom, and two other absences. Two band members only. (Unless the duo are Colin and Stanley Donwood. Colin plays those five notes, and Stanley holds a pint.) OKidding aside, Ed and Colin seem the likely duo. (I know Ed said he doesn't understand such awards, but he's such a NICE guy.) Guitar and bass--Ed can sing lead. Harmonizing with David Byrne. Done and dusted. Answer: The duo are Phil and Ed. Ed looking sharp.
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    I Want None of This

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