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  1. Most of the old posters were just random Russians I paid to talk with me, but they all started working on another big project in 2015. Sorry to anyone else who thought it was real
  2. you may have picked the wrong day to talk about a radiohead tape
  3. behaviour score is real, bro
  4. for me, the notebook stuff screams 'stuff that wasn't good enough for the early Radiohead website'. pictures of stickmen dancing in front of dollar signs, etcetera. however, if for the sake of argument it's all amazing revelatory stuff, it's still a mistake to glue your archival recording project to that. there should have been an option to just buy the mixtape stuff with the remasters/'new' songs without having to buy in to everything, digitally or as a 3cd package, whatever. the fact that there isn't indicates, in my opinion, them deliberately appealing to the 'whales' at the expense of your standard megafans. and the whales would have still paid £100 for the books and stuff anyway.
  5. even if everything i would expect to hear apart from the 3 established songs is on the cassette, which it clearly isn't, it's not good enough to not state upfront what's on it. doing the archival stuff as a mixtape is a cool idea but it ain't good enough to literally release it as a tape! the download exists but from my position i'd be paying over £100 for it. there's literally nothing in the deluxe version i can put in my stereo system, meaning that if i buy it i still have to buy the cds separately, cos my cd player is sweet. OKNOTOK is a bad product. you should be judging it by the standards of past deluxe archival projects by other artists. i can if i so wish listen to every little cello chirp and fart recorded for Pet Sounds, for example. we have a statement that Nigel recorded over bad takes. some of you are taking that to mean that these 3 songs and the cassette contents which still aren't 100% confirmed mean this is a comprehensive project. what http://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/ok-computer-oknotok-1997-2017 says to me is random cool shit taken from a much larger pool of recordings. if early developmental stuff from Paranoid Android survived, don't froth at the mouth absolutely convinced that *name song here* definitely doesn't. Radiohead chose to make an archival project which is probably incomplete, and they chose to price it a point which is uncompetitive in the market for music nerds who are into this kind of shit. i'm judging OKNOTOK from that perspective. don't get pissy at me 'cos being a Radiohead fan apparently means I have to be excited about Thom's diary and material which the band thought wasn't good enough for 20 years, now mysteriously worthy of the full video treatment...
  6. we're not talking a new album here. it's a deluxe reissue/remaster of a 20 year old record with all the baggage/expectations such a project brings. i'm gonna hold off the essay until it becomes totally clear what's on the cassette and credits etcetera (£100 for some vague indications...) but for me so far all signs point to some combination of overpriced, unnecessary and incomplete. there's nothing wrong with wanting a comprehensive product. we're talking about the most important, acclaimed album of its era from the 'best band in the world' etcetera. £100 is a lot of money. it's so much money that I, the biggest Radiohead fan in the world, am probably going to have to pass on it. you absolutely ARE entitled to sessions, demos, all the unreleased tracks in whatever level of quality, the full caboodle. not only does all that exist (yes Nigel taped over the bad takes but whatever) but YOU ARE GOING TO GET IT. 30th anniversary, 40th anniversary, whenever. there will one day be a far more comprehensive version of OKC released than OKNOTOK. this ain't OKC, it's just killing wallets.
  7. i'm sure the straw fan who has little idea about the head except for Creep and whatever other songs we've now decided were 'hits' would enjoy the average AMSP track more than Myxomatosis anyway.
  8. but Radiohead have never before played so little recent stuff at a festival. so you can make those arguments but it's ignoring that Radiohead set a new precedent with how few recent tracks they played. if hardcore fans aren't the target, it wasn't a problem in '97 and '03 when a third of the set was from their last album. I complain because Radiohead themselves specifically set different expectations of not doing what a band would typically do.
  9. FUCK THE CASSETTE even just thinking about the cassette makes me angry for years i was the poor kid who had to buy cassettes while everyone had cds OKC, The Bends, i did it all on a fucking tape and a shitty deck and walkman i was so happy when i got a cd player and joined the rest of the world. no more favourite albums getting screwed up in the tape player. make the odd mixtape, sure. but overall fuck tapes. nobody needs tapes. if you're a real cool cat buy vinyl, whatever. eventually the world forgot about tapes. you don't buy a tape player when you're buying stereo equipment. i certainly didn't last time i upgraded my shit. or the time before that or the time before that. and now they fucking release a tape. to celebrate an album from the fucking height of the cd era. an album that you only had on tape if you were fucking poor and you hated having to listen to shit on tape. they've releasing a tape that is never going to be played. a tape that, even if i had a tape player, i would never risk putting inside it to get fucked up because FUCK TAPE. for £100. tapeshape my arse.
  10. SPLIT CONFIRMED. for years they implied they hated being in a band and yet carried on. subscribe to penny premium for more insights into the Ra Diohead Code
  11. i actually like the idea that Man O War is an old take with new overdubs on strings/vocals. the story factor of that is quite cool if it turns out they're splitting up WHICH THEY KIND OF ARE FUCKING SIGNALLING-ISH ATM GUYS and it's just about a good enough go of the song that it's teasing some emotions out of me in a 'last song on the best of' way despite some fairly obvious 'i am indeed a demo from 1996' messy guitar/piano bits. that would mean they're lying about what the song is though. and i don't hear much reason to think the vocals are new, i suspect that just speaks to the confusion fans sometimes suffer down the years about where Thom is styling and where Thom is struggling. perhaps this is Thom singing in his natural, unpressured voice & the 'youthful' mid-nineties Thom voice was more of a style than we realised.
  12. deluxe reissues of old records aren't something a vibrant, creative band should be giving a hoot about when it comes to constructing setlists imo. i mean, they didn't even play any of the 3 'new' songs from it. at least do it properly. i had a ticket for Manchester but passed on it after the reschedule. travel/hotel costs was making it a hard decision, but it was made easy when I realised that recent setlists are cutting AMSP for an OKC celebration I have zero interest in. also OKNOTOK so far seems pretty badly executed for what it is.
  13. I'm betting that until last night they hadn't played a full length setlist with as few as 2 songs from the last released proper album ever in their career, festival or not. in '97 and '03 Radiohead played loads of new shit and few complained. certainly in the case of OKC, their willingness to shove it down people's ears at Glasto '97 was vital to the legend of that record in the first place. the result is still pleasing if you're there I'm sure, but the apparent changes in attitude are worrying. last night's set was like a closing down sale
  14. i'm genuinely baffled as to why the PLP think that people will vote for a centrist party that's right wing on immigration and benefits, when a party that has infinitely more historical credibility on these issues is already in power. tired of being made to feel guilty as a leftwinger because i actually want to be represented in parliament and one day see close to objectively life improving left wing ideas implemented and tested, something this country has not genuinely seen in my lifetime except in the minds of this country's frothing Tory press. it's not democracy when every Tory and non-Corbynite Labour MP is attempting to interpret the wishes of the 51st person. the number of people in this country who are genuine swing voters is relatively small. if you voted Tory in '92, Labour from '97 and Tory since '10, you have no integrity. you should not be our leading light.
  15. awkward moment where Labour need this much mooted general election more than the Tories, 'cos the aftermath will be their best chance of getting rid of Corbyn or not splitting to do so. for that reason i expect there won't be one. Theresa May is simply the most competent, sincere politician left in the Tory party. unfortunately she's competent at/sincere about doing illiberal things. prepare your masturbation logs, scumbags
  16. i would expect Leadsom to win, depending on what the pro-May Tory press can do to the minds of the batshit insane Tory membership. this is an electorate that consistently went for people even more unlikeable for Cameron for many many years. have to admit, i thought i followed politics very closely, but i didn't know who the hell Leadsom was 'til basically now. it'll be the most blatant example of the wonkiness of the parliamentary system for many years (Brown at least was always the natural successor to Blair), immediately following a massive political shift that only happened because of an all votes equal referendum. this country is suffering a massive constitutional crisis on top of everything else. i actually appreciate the parliamentary system more than i used to, it's protected the country from nutcases who might hit big notes nationally but have done nothing for any actual community and have no political experience. nevertheless the Tories are huffing ass gas if they think they can get away with not putting Leadsom to the country immediately, and they'd be insane not to considering the state of Labour.
  17. if Corbyn survives this, one presumes physically never leaving the front bench of the commons as he covers every shadow brief, he starts to become a legend. you have to admire his tenacity. i did believe that Corbyn was, long term, the healthiest option... they're not going to win anyway, for reasons that predated his rule; the overall conversation was dictated by the right and Labour MPs thought it was okay to abstain on matters that harmed their supposed working class base etcetera. Labour as imagined by the Miliband era went right to win Tory voters and were treated like communists by the Tory press anyway (exactly as Angela Eagle will be if she defeats Corbyn). we needed some fucking truth. now it's different. brexit is basically the apocalypse. anything to the left of Leave is currently acceptable. and shit, this is a guy who invited a documentary crew into his offices to witness him declaring “It’s not up to me to throw in other than a couple of lines about ‘the government’s in a mess’" when he had a chance to wound the Tories over the Ian Duncan Smith resignation. we got Ghandi when we needed Conan the Barbarian. the main problem with appealing to the 'legitimate concern about immigration' people is you're only ever lying when you do so. what they want can never be delivered. it's simply just tough shit for those people. those voters will stay with the right until the day they run out of food money.
  18. in the short term i think the left are going to have to suck up the tuition fees debacle and resurrect They Who Must Not Be Named. due to constituency dynamics many non-Lib Dem votes in 2015 directly benefited the Tories and led to this crisis, as i remember gently attempting to explain to the tender and betrayed youth of albion in years gone by. protest/punishment votes don't work, as of course a lot of poor 'they took our jobs' types are about to find out. it can always get worse. you never let the right in, ever. there's no wall on the right for the conversation to bounce back off into the middle. it's an abyss. also clear that the right benefit by not holding their representatives' failures against them quite as much as the left do.
  19. makes sense the Q interview is bullshit, considering the post-Kid A constant mocking and aggressive 'incredible sulk' cover feature/interview circa HTTT. if they're going to give a proper interview, it wouldn't be to Q.
  20. because he thought he'd lose but would gain influence with eurosceptic press/Tories for the next leadership election, which was looking like Osborne's to lose (remember him?)
  21. not leaving would indeed bring on a crisis of its own. but it would be far preferable to this one. and genuinely, 52% of people don't have the democratic right to make everyone's lives miserable. why the fuck should i have to pay more for food because of a slim victory for objectively incorrect beliefs? fuck them. one person one vote is but one principle of a democracy. it's completely reasonable that a higher threshold is needed for such a dramatic change. also, it may simply not be practically possible to leave, regardless of the wishes of 37% of the electorate. we had the referendum because of internal Tory party tensions and Cameron's gamesmanship regarding UKIP voters. if it had ever been thought, prior to a few weeks ago, that leave would actually win, the referendum would have never taken place, precisely because of the 'nobody is actually going to press the red button' issue. now Cameron may go down as one of the worst PMs in the history of this country. would have been better if he'd been found in bed with the pig
  22. i think the climate in general (both the eu and the future of Labour/the left) is just, 'we' have to go through the dark times. there's no way to convince the uneducated working class that they're wrong about migration/benefits, no way to appeal to people who are wrong without becoming wrong yourself. the severe repercussions of brexit need to be to some extent demonstrated. practically speaking moving forward, there's more room for direct action/protest against Murdoch/Barclay brothers/Rothermere i believe. it's not just the right who place the xenophobic media at the center of the conversation. i see so much casual linking to them from all spheres. an article from the Sun about baby clothes should be treated like an excerpt from Mein Kampf; the guy who fills the Daily Mail's water cooler is like Hitler's tea lady.
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