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  1. Looks like he was more an engineer? One of Nigel's little proteges he rooted and booted... seemed to do it for Kid A and Amnesiac, the COM LAG little EP, The Eraser and its related stuff, and then he produced Bodysong and the absolutely stellar amazing yearned-for Weatherhouse by Phillip Selway.
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    Chieftan Mews

    Think this is mostly run by Stanley and a lot of recent posts have just been a way for ol Stan to flog his second-rate art.
  3. More nice stories about going to peak-era Radiohead gigs, cheers boyos
  4. This thing has some really nice b-sides though and maybe their most experimental? I think it's pretty naff and the steely guitar or whatever the fuck on it is fucking shocking, but at least they tried I Am A Wicked Child. Paperbag Writer is interesting. I Am Citizen Insane is just really lovely. Does Fog (Again) count?
  5. Yeah the mixing and mastering on this is pretty flat and there are indeed parts where it clips (ie distorts at loud parts). But the older I get the more critical I am of Nigel and his cronies – Amnesiac can sound pretty shit compared to the how choral and sound-specific Kid A, A Moon Shaped Pool was neutered and overblown at the same time and has some lifeless mixing...
  6. ...is 17. I like this album because it's one of those records every really good band needs – everyone knows it isn't their best, but it has both their absolute worst and finest material on it. And more interestingly, it has plenty of those middle songs. Plenty on tracks on this thing that some hate and some really like. It reminds me a little bit of Blur's Think Tank or Terror Twilight by Pavement. They're not essential albums, but there's a real unique character to them. Anyway, probably the best thing about this whole time was the live shows. Glastonbury 2003 is pretty well revered both in the band's history and Glasto lore. But people also talk up both nights at Earl's Court as their best shows ever. It also seems the first time they really performed in the sort of places they only play in now – AT$T Kamikaze MediaRadio Pavilion at OC Bitch Park in the US, big parks and not piazzas in Italy, arenas in Australia and smaller cities in the UK. Thom and Jonny also got a bit more into the radio session around here and there's a few nice, but not mandatory, recordings of those around, but more importantly they seemed to open the way for stuff like Latitude 2009. They also played a leg of UK shows a month-odd before the album... does anyone know when these were announced? Were they basically teaser runs?
  7. Isn't this actually the case? From an interview back when they were actually piss takers?
  8. I honestly seem to recall it being about three month. I remember just thinking it must've been some 90s throwback, true to the style, because the wait and whole promotional push was very 'traditional.' Before that, we'd had three Radiohead albums and a Thom Yorke one all with pretty similar 10ish day announcement-to-release cycles. I remember seeing the posters pop up and thinking they were fake. Then again I thought that about the Burn The Witch pamphlets being sent out as well. I guess reddit and their 'I won't listen to the minidisc leaks because it'll make me cry because it'll make Thom angry' ethics rules out such sins as fibbing bout the 'head. I went to Europe and saw a couple of shows, the first time I'd seen them, they were playing some festival shows in Europe and one in Belgium or Holland was selling the it at the merch tent a while before it was due to come out. I think OKNOTOK properly came out a couple of days before the Manchester show (?). They opened with Let Down and then I think they played Lucky or Airbag and I said "fuckin hell, they're going to play the whole album!" Still can't believe they trotted out fuckin I Promise and not Lift in the encore though. They get sentimental and look backwards for the first time ever and botch it. Classic.
  9. I actually think the metaphor and the lyrics are actually really good, some of the freshest in the whole Radiohead catalogue. Thom gets more and more into the 'line of vague poetry, next line of cliche-reappropriating poetry' field as time goes on. But this actually really told a story and it's one of the rare times I can sort of see a picture and a story from his/their music.
  10. what's with all these cunts getting into The Sopranos in the last year or so, yet also being the biggest know-it-alls about it?
  11. His 'forgotten nice guy who'd chat to you down the pub while you waited for a pint then say bye before he left' schtick has gone. He's a boring, cliché white fucker. The Brazil thing is just classic cultural tourism and talking about 'energising colour and atmosphere' just isn't that much to learn overseas. Maybe Ed's a posh cunt.
  12. This whole 'frontman' thing doesn't count, someone tell him selling tickets for 20 bucks to a room of 300 people in a city of 10 million doesn't count. I bet the groupies are even ugly.
  13. Ed is kinda coming across as an aloof prick lately.
  14. At least the one song he's doing on that pisshead knob-slobberer's TV show tonight.
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