This has been floating around the internets for quite a while, but as you can see from the above photo my Radiohead tickets for Victoria Park came yesterday, so I thought I’d celebrate the greatness of Radiohead regardless.
Despite putting ‘tracks’ it really is only strictly one new track, which judging by it’s solo performance by Yorke on piano at Malahide Castle in Dublin is in it’s early stages of genesis. Anyway, it’s quite intriguing as it is, it’ll be interesting to see how the song develops into a more fully formed idea as Radiohead songs inevitably do.
The second ‘new’ Radiohead release is a cover of ‘The Rip’ off of Portishead’s new album, it’s a relatively standard acoustic note for note cover but it’s nice to see anyway, if only for the bored look on Jonny Greenwood’s face.
Switching to Thom Yorke’s solo output, I’ve come across a nice remix of The Eraser, by New Yorker xxxchange. It does a nice job of transforming quite a bleak song into something altogether more funkier. It does seem from my admittedly limited view; that New York, Brooklyn imparticular and France, Paris imparticular, seem to be the centers of the dance music world right now. Anyway Here’s the track.
Finally as a bonus, I came across this a few days ago, didn’t want to devote a whole post to it as it’s not that amazing, but amazing enough to bookend a Radiohead themed post.
I present to you – Nude, as performed by Spectrum ZX, Epsom LX-81 Matrix Printer, HP Scanjet and various Hard Drives. How it works? I have no idea.
As one Youtube comment said: “It brings a whole new meaning to OK Computer”