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Radiohead: Avg $2.26 per album x 1.2 million

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Radiohead in the NY Times

The “Reckoner” that was part of the band’s live sets sounds nothing like the “Reckoner” on the album, which includes the lyrics “in rainbows.” When the band returned from touring, it decided the song needed a second part, and then a third one; eventually it discarded the original. For “All I Need,” Mr. Greenwood said, he wanted to recapture the white noise generated by a band playing loudly in a room, when “all this chaos kicks up.” That sound never materializes in the more analytical confines of a studio. His solution was to have a string section, and his own overdubbed violas, sustaining every note of the scale, blanketing the frequencies.

“The first time we ever did ‘All I Need,’ boom! It was up on YouTube,” Mr. Yorke said. “I think it’s fantastic. The instant you finish something, you’re really excited about it, you’re really proud of it, you hope someone’s heard it, and then, by God, they have. It’s O.K. because it’s on a phone or a video recorder. It’s a bogus recording, but the spirit of the song is there, and that’s good. At that stage that’s all you need to worry about.”
– Thom Yorke

Thomas Bangalter Pitchfork Interview:
Pitchfork: Speaking of the visuals, why isn’t there a DVD of this tour? Do you ever look up yourself on YouTube just to watch audience members go nuts?
Thomas Bangalter: We are really excited by the idea that so many different people captured a video of their experience of the show in their own way. The thousands of clips on internet are better to us than any DVD that could have been released.
Thomas & Thom both share a love for Youtube.

I’m sure all of you have seen this but I can’t get enough of how hilarious/genius it is.

From At Ease Web:
One of the goals set for ‘In Rainbows’ was to prevent the album from leaking on the internet beforehand, as had happened with the previous three albums.
Colin: “It felt like a gigantic risk. Like Mission: Impossible, almost. We destroyed all CDs after every day of recording. And on the master we’d always write a name which would probably nobody would listen to if we had lost it; ‘Eagles: Greatest Hits.’ ‘Kula Shaker Demo’s.’ ‘Phil Collins’s Hip Hop Covers
Ha!

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Radiohead & Squarepusher

Radiohead Webcast this Friday?

BBC6

Here is Thom, Colin, & Jonny spinning on the BBC Breezeblock during the Kid A days. Apparently Thom Yorke has the entire Warp Records discography. I personally love the fact they open with Louis Armstrong, St. James Infirmary.
Thom Yorke, Colin & Jonny Greenwood spinning on BBC Breezeblock

Squarepusher spins a mini-mix of his fav songs featuring Hendrix, Zappa & Captain Beefheart.
Squarepusher – DJ on BBC Breezeblock

Old Radiohead Webcast:

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