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So, what does the Internet think might be on the next Radiohead album?
06:36 am



There was once a time, long, long ago, when the casual music listening world would generally only learn about a new release when the single turned up on the radio, when the LP showed up on the NEW THIS WEEK! rack at the record store, or when they read a review after the fact of the release. Obsessives who pored over gossip columns in music magazines might have learned about a release maybe a month or so early. Today, of course, online fora can be all abuzz about a forthcoming album before its songs have even been written, and when a band’s fan base is as massive and rabid as Radiohead’s, the speculation begins ridiculously early—the apparently now defunct Green Plastic had a thread on the subject almost a year ago! Two of my favorite sites for Radiohead übergeekery, Citizen Insane and TKOL Part 2, have proffered some credible speculation as to what the still-hypothetical Radiohead album #9 might contain, based on hints dropped in interviews, info gleaned from the Atoms For Peace Reddit AMA, new songs registered with ASCAP, and fan videos of unreleased songs performed in concert. With Atoms For Peace’s tour precluding any Radiohead activity in the second half of 2013, and with the two songs recorded at Jack White’s Third Man studio in spring of 2012 seeming increasingly unlikely to surface the more time passes, I thought it might be an agreeable diversion to post an assortment of unreleased material that’s considered by the informed fandom likely to turn up on the next album. Understand this is intended to be neither exhaustive nor predictive, and I’m fully aware that that the more deeply fervent Radiohead fans among you already know some of this stuff and I unhesitatingly acknowledge how totally cool you are for having heard songs before most other people. Truly, the world is yours. This is just about having some fun and checking out some lesser-known but quality material by a great group whose last album is almost three years behind us and whose next offering remains a tantalizingly huge question mark. So off we go!

To start, there’s the very pretty “Skirting on the Surface.” It was a live staple of Thom Yorke’s solo performances over four years ago, but Radiohead took to playing it out in 2012. Though the solo piano versions one can find are quite stunning, I went with full band here.

Next up, “Identikit.” It’s been performed live a zillion times, and it’s known to be one of the songs from the Third Man sessions. There were plenty of versions of this on YouTube, but I got a kick out of this fan video cut from old cartoons.

“Cut A Hole” is another mighty nice tune that’s had some live exposure.

Infuriatingly, the only apparently extant version of “Come To Your Senses,” the existence of which has been known since 2006, and which was explicitly cited as a contender for a new recording by Thom Yorke in his October 2011 Rolling Stone interview, cuts off before even a minute passes. What’s there sounds awesome, reminiscent somewhat of Hail To The Thief‘s “Go To Sleep,” a big favorite of mine. I’m kind of rooting for this one to get finished and released one of these days.

“The Present Tense” is a contender that’s been performed this past fall on the Atoms For Peace tour, which doesn’t necessarily take it out of the running:

We’ll end this with “Full Stop,” often spelled “Ful Stop” based on a possible misspelling from a page of rehearsal notes that turned up in an eBay auction. It started appearing in concert in 2012.

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Bizarre Thom Yorke tattoo…
08:08 am

Pop Culture

Thom Yorke

This was posted to reddit a few days ago. There’s been some discussions as to whether not this is ‘shopped and exactly… who is the proud of owner of the tattoo? Honestly, I have no idea. But it looks real to me.

Via BuzzFeed

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Radiohead rocks hard in Chicago, 1993: Concert plus interview
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Radiohead Chicago 1993

I loved the first two Radiohead albums, Pablo Honey and The Bends. After that, I pretty much lost interest in the group’s recorded output. And lord knows I’ve tried to get into it. Their shows at Tramps (1995) and Hammerstein Ballroom (1997) were among the best live concerts I’ve seen. Two albums, two concerts, not bad.

This is a remarkable set from 1993 performed at Chicago’s Metro. Good quality video and audio. There’s a post-concert interview with Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood.

00:00 You
03:42 Prove Yourself
06:21 The Bends
10:23 Vegetable
13:29 Creep
17:36 Ripcord
20:53 Faithless the Wonder Boy
24:24 How Do You?
26:56 Stop Whispering
32:05 Inside My Head
35:35 Anyone Can Play Guitar
39:26 Pop Is Dead

Watch at 720p.


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Radiohead live at Bonnaroo 2012: 25 songs in two hours and 20 minutes
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Bonnaroo 2012

Radiohead’s entire set at this year’s Bonnaroo fest.

01 Bloom
02 15 Step
03 Kid A
04 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
05 Staircase
06 The Daily Mail
07 I Might Be Wrong
08 The Gloaming
09 Separator
10 Nude
11 Morning Mr. Magpie
12 Identikit
13 Lotus Flower
14 There There
15 Karma Police
16 Feral
17 Idioteque
18 You And Whose Army?
19 House Of Cards
20 Supercollider (dedicated to Jack White)
21 Bodysnatchers
22 True Love Waits / Everything In Its Right Place
23 Give Up The Ghost
24 Reckoner
25 Paranoid Android

I suggest you watch in 720p.

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Radiohead’s complete two-hour Coachella 2012 set
11:24 am



Image via Fuck Yeah Random British Indie Bands Tumblr

Radiohead’s complete Coachella headlining set from last night.

At 1:27:30 Thom Yorke introduces “Everything In Its Right Place” with an a cappella snippet of Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush.” Nice!

Bloom 1
15 Step
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Morning Mr. Magpie
The Gloaming
Pyramid Song
The Daily Mail
Karma Police
Lotus Flower
There There

Everything In Its Right Place
(With “After The Gold Rush” intro)
Encore 2:
Give Up the Ghost
Paranoid Android


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Scenes from the Dangerous Minds party + one VERY unexpected guest DJ!

Chris Holmes
Some scenes from inside last week’s Dangerous Minds-hosted SXSW party in Los Angeles held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge. On the big screen were live performances simulcast from the Sub Pop Records SXSW Showcase in Austin featuring Spoek Mathambo, THEESatiscation and Niki + The Dove. The event was produced by Natalie Montgomery and curated by Tara McGinley (ME!), and executive produced by Largetail.

Seen in the crowd were Radiohead, Elizabeth Olsen, members of OK Go, artist Tim Biskup,  Amber Tamblyn, Jeff Garland, Aziz Ansari and more. The event was catered by Cool Haus, Grill ‘Em All and Mandoline Grill.

Like us on Facebook or Twitter to hear about the next party.

Inside Masonic Lodge as event is beginning

America’s Funnyman, Neil Hamburger was the event’s MC. His act went over the heads of most attendees—say 80%—but for those more familiar with his unique comedic stylings, the obvious audience discomfort made his shtick even more hilarious that night.

A lot more photos after the jump!

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‘You’re a Creep, Charlie Brown!’
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Charlie Brown

Good grief, Charlie Brown! Could your life get any bleaker? Once you hear Vega Choir’s cover of “Creep” set to visuals of Charlie Brown’s oh so very tragic life, you’ll see just just how bleak it can get. :’( 

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Creepy Christian twin sisters pantomime to Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit’
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Street Spirit
Stella and Ella

Yeah, it’s a bit Christmas-y, but don’t let that distract from the hypnotic interpretive dance performed by twin sisters Stella and Ella.

The below video was redubbed by Tom Blunt.

(via Christian Nightmares)

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‘How else WOULD you do it?’: Thom Yorke & Massive Attack’s 3D talk #OWS

Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke thoughtfully discuss the impact of the Occupy movement. Recorded outside of the Occupy London Xmas Party on December 6th, where both men DJ’d to show their appreciation for the movement’s efforts.

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Radiohead: Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, from 2003
04:39 pm


Shepherd's Bush Empire

As we sit around the camp fires of our flickering lap tops, let’sl sing-a-long-a-Radiohead.

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, May 2003

Track Listing:

01. “There There”
02. “2 + 2 = 5”
03. “The National Anthem”
04. “Idioteque”
05. “Go to Sleep”
06. “Sit Down, Stand Up”
07. “Karma Police”
08. “Paranoid Android”
09. “Everything in Its Right Place”


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Are Radiohead going to be at Occupy Wall Street today at 4pm?

Rumors are rife that Radiohead will be playing a set today in support of Occupy Wall Street.

As reported on Gawker, no permit has been granted, but since they’re going to be on The Jimmy Fallon Show tonight, the rumor sounds like more than a rumor. Apparently the NYPD is aware, too, that something is being planned.

Via Gothamnist:

UPDATE 12:19 p.m.: A spokesperson for Occupy Wall Street confirms “Radiohead will play a surprise show today at four in the afternoon. Press conference at one in the afternoon.”

Update 12:54 p.m.: The spokesperson tells Gawker they have no permit but the police are “aware” of the event. This is going to be interesting—a band with Radiohead’s popularity can easily draw a hundred thousand for a free show in New York City. You need permits for this sort of thing, and there, obviously, there are a lot of crowd control issues that are worked out in advance. However you slice it, this will be bananas.

We’ll be looking for the embed code for the video to post here when/if it happens. Fingers crossed!

UPDATE: It was just a rumor after all. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Observer have both confirmed that Radiohead is not playing the #OccupyWallStreet protest Friday.

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Thom Yorke as an old man
08:51 am


Thom Yorke

I’m not certain why this exists, but I’m glad it does.

(via Ronny)

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Back to the nineties: Fabulous scans of ‘Select’ music magazine

Fuck me but pop music hasn’t changed much in 20 years. Headlining this year’s UK festivals is the very best of what the 1990s had to offer, Radiohead, Primal Scream, Pulp, The Prodigy, The Charlatan, and even, er, U2. Okay, the Gallagher brothers are unlikely to kiss-and-make-up, but there are still rumors about a Blur reunion, which means we can party like it’s 1995.

The very thought could make a fan weak-eyed and teary-kneed for the glorious UK music mag Select, which faithfully documented the very best of music during the decade.

Select‘s dedication to Brit Pop was only part of its appeal, for what made the magazine delightful, fun and certainly essential, was the quality of its writers who penned columns, interviews and reviews in its silky pages.

Now these names read like a Who’s Who of TV and pop culture, from the darkly handsome genius of Graham Linehan, through the grumbling brilliance of wit and wisdom from David Quantick, to the ever-smiling J. B.Priestly of pop, Stuart Maconie, and let’s not forget Miranda Sawyer, Alexis Petridis, Andrew Collins, Sarra Manning, and Caitlin Moran.

To jump start the memories, some kindly soul has scanned a damn fine selection of covers and some lovely features from Select magazine “to give random flashbacks to the 90s music scene.” How cool is that? Answers on a postcard, please.

Now check the Select scans here.
Previously on dangerous Minds

David Quantick: The Music Industry Hates You

More groovy covers, after the jump…

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The new Radiohead LP (and video) is here !
08:39 am

Current Events

The King of Limbs

And so it begins… The new Radiohead album has been leaked released a day early along with a video for the song Lotus Flower. I’m no hater, I love ‘em. Let’s all watch and listen together shall we?
The killer first track, Bloom:


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Radiohead returns: New album ‘King of Limbs’ available from Saturday
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Radiohead is calling its new record, The King Of Limbs, “the world’s first Newspaper Album” (adding “perhaps” as a footnote).

Wouldn’t the first be Jethro Tull’s Thick As a Brick?

Here’s what the fans who pony up $48.00 and $53.00, respectively, for the MP3 and .wav versions of the record will also get this in the deluxe package:

Two clear 10” vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
A compact disc.
Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.

The Newspaper Album will be ship on 9th May 9th, 2011 but you can download it as of Saturday February 19th.

If you just want the digital download, it’ll cost you $9 for the MP3 version and $14 for the higher quality .wav file. It strikes me as somewhat absurd that there is a $5 buck difference in the price break between the lower quality MP3 version and the lossless wav files which will sound as good as a CD. Does transferring the wavs cost them $5 more dollars per buyer? Um, I doubt it. It’s like Radiohead are actively encouraging their fans here to go for the lower quality way to hear their music. That seems really counter-intuitive to me.

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