Radiohead LP9 Anticipation, Fangirling and random Cheesecake Thread (Do not read if you hate Radiohead or us)

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i dont have time to hear new songs now.. are the boyz rocking out with guitars, or do they bleep and bloop?

billstevejim, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's Radiohead. It's bleeps and bloops *and* guitar. That's what they do.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone interested on their tour this year should check out this site:

http://followthemaround.com/

Great presentation, tracklist updates almost instantly and you can check the youtubes of every live song.

Moka, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for that, seems pretty cool!

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think they're sounding amazing live this time. The TKOL songs are definite highlights with Clive drumming with them. I'm starting to regret not giving more attention to the album last year, it makes more sense when played live. Also Idioteque, Reckoner and There There sound really powerful with yet another percussionist.

Moka, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://lookatmyfuckingredtrousers.blogspot.com/

djh, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will be so glad when everybody in this band is dead, sadly I may not live to see it. Enjoy your washed-up has-been rock music, y'all.

Also, this is ILM. We are free to post about our dislike of bands in any thread we choose to, regardless of what thread-starters arbitrarily dictate.

sleeve, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope that gave you the sad little thrill you were looking for. It was so important that we know your opinion on this, otherwise we might not have known that anyone hates Radiohead.

Melissa W, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

sleeve, not a wizard

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

By posting in the ~fangirl~ thread, Sleeve has clearly just declared his deep undying wish to be a Radiohead fangirl.

AND SO YOU SHALL BE!

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why do you hate America, sleeve?

Moka, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kinda can't wait until Radiohead get to the point of irrelevance of, say, Pink Floyd, where they've been carrying along on their own momentum for so long that people just kind of ignore them. And we can carry on listening to them and enjoying them without anyone feeling the need to protest "OMG another thread about Pink Floyd!" and point out how much they hate them because they have so completely passed the cultural tipping point as to become invisible.

But I'd also miss the sense of persecution, because, let's face it, that free-floating sense of persecution is an integral part of ~being a Radiohead fan~

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are they not at that point now?

I can't even remember if there's been an album between "In Rainbows" and "King of Limbs"...

(fixed typo of "In Rainboys", fyi)

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

There was not.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

People still feel compelled to listen to and share their opinion on new Radiohead albums even when they've never liked them and even if their opinion is basically a single sentence affirmation of having listened to it and coming to the thrilling conclusion that Radiohead still suck. Whereas with something like Biophilia, I don't know anyone who's not a Björk fan of many years who gave it a listen or felt required to have an opinion.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry, can we just...

^^^^^THOM YORKE SERIAL ABDOMEN EXPOSER WS OF SHAME!!!!!

I hated that haircut/colour even more than most people hate the ponytail but GAH that treasure trail, I feel like I'm mmmmeeeellllllting.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

His hair was black when I first got into them all those years ago, and I didn't realize it was dyed at the time. So the black hair just looks natural to me to the point where I still find his natural hair color a bit jarringly light.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I HATED the black hair so much. It just doesn't work with his colouring. He had yellow pipecleaner hair when I first got into them, I *loved* the ginger hair that followed, and then the black was like ... eurgh! I was quite relieved that his natural hair colour was quite close to the blond and the ginger.

I think I'm just starting to get a bit down on ILM probably through reading it too much, out of sheer boredom. And it's not just RH threads, it's lots of things I like at the moment, where I open up the thread, and it's a bunch of people going "I don't get it, why is everyone liking this, it's ~terrible~?!" whether it's Grimes or St Vincent or whatever.

I don't know. I suppose I do it myself, but... I'm more likely to do it in a thread where I see a whole bunch of people I normally agree with going bonkers for, e.g. John Talabot and I do ask "what are you hearing, that I'm missing?" in the hopes that they can turn me onto some aspect that I've missed. But people who just seem to go into threads with the express purpose of telling people that this album or artist is terrible, and they shouldn't be listening to this, they should be listening to something else, and I just want to say... why did you waste ten minutes of your life doing that?

Eh, I'm just going to think about TY's treasure trail and not sprain myself. It's ILM after all, what did I expect?

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, what is this from? I'm drawing a complete blank, though I know it looks familiar (7 TV ads?)

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

sometimes I boost the contrast on recent photos of him to make him look ginger again

I am a bad, bad human being.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I get the impulse, I do, but I don't understand why the idea of a thread just for people who are actually fans and not people interested in debating the relative merits of Radiohead/whoever at length at that particular moment is so offensive. There's no need to treat every single thread here as a classic or dud thread. Sometimes I want to just talk to other fans here without feeling like I have to constantly be on the defensive. It was really pleasant in here before sleeve decided his opinion about how Radiohead should die was really important for us to know even though there are a million other threads where his opinion would have actually been relevant to anything (well, actually, death wishes are never fucking relevant, but I digress). I'm fine with people wanting to have some sort of debate or needing to let us know exactly what shape of special snowflake they are, but not in a thread that is mostly about mindless fangirling and having a little fun. I wouldn't go into a Happy Happy Bon Iver Fangirl Thread to let people know how much I hate Justin Vernon and his wonky nipple and shitty songwriting. x-posts

Melissa W, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just take the attitude of, anyone posting in a thread that is blatantly and clearly marked as a ~fangirl~ thread is pretty much admitting flat out that they *are* a fangirl, even if they're in deep "I haaaaate them" denial. It makes ~lyfe~ so much more pleasant.

Anyway, lookit Thom when he still had a hairline!

His wonky teeth! Don't you just want to insert your tongue into the gap?

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or Jonny's.... organ?

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

*punches self in face*

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread is really a public service. This could be bleeding out onto all the other threads. So you're welcome, ILX.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let's go and post Thom's nipples on the Goon thread! That would be awesome!!!!!!111eleventyone

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's the end of that. I'm going to be thrown out of Thom York obsessive fandom for not liking Flea.

Why does Flea even exist? Fucking thumb popping bass players, ruining EVERYTHING.

::cries::

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I seem to remember being more put off by the lineup of Yorke's live band, but on reevaluation Flea's the only one I have mixed opinions of

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does loving an artist mean that you have to accept all of their aesthetic choices?

Especially with someone like RHCP where I have over 20 years of loathing attached, it would be completely dishonest for me to reevaluate my extreme dislike of a musician, just because some musician I admire happens to rate them?

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

You kind of want to stand there with hands on hips going "Seriously, Thom? Seriously? I thought we had an agreement here."

I'm willing to overlook it. Still kind of woozy about Radiohead's path of "no official remixers/remixes" in the Kid A era to "remix everything!"

I kind of shake my head and sigh at Thom doing these little dj gigs thing where he does a little dj booth dance, but I feel like I may be in the minority on this thread

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thom and I have had many, many differences of opinion over the years! I mean, come on. The complete works of REM? I don't go past Reckoning! We work it out; we come to an agreement. But Flea... that was like, divorce territory. Makes you completely reevaluate your love for someone. Ultimately, I was like, OK, your choice, you do what you like, so long as you keep it in your not-a-solo project and I don't have to cope with it anywhere else.

But aawww, I tend to think that Thom's little midlife crisis DJ gigs are quite sweet, actually. We share a wider area of agreement in the electronic stuff than we do in the RAWK arena, so I'd rather that then ::shudders:: Flea.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, yeah, I was going to say I like the DJ stuff because Thom has much better taste in contemporary electronic music than he does in rock music.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, given a choice between, like, Moderat and Fleet Foxes, I'm going to go for his electronic tastes every damn time.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're not going to get kicked out of the fandom, WCC. I think people are just really defensive because those AFP shows really were amazing and people have great memories of them.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

does flea actually slap & pop all over the songs, or is that just his '80s-based stereotype?

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flea joined Nirvana one time on stage to play trumpet on "Smells like Teen Spirit"

It was bad.

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

how does slap trumpet even work

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It doesn't.

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

google image search for "slap trumpet"

^miles

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

is he... playing the butt trumpet

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flea joined Nirvana one time on stage to play trumpet on "Smells like Teen Spirit"
It was bad.

says who?

billstevejim, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

says me, I heard a tape

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Naw it's awesome! He only plays the solo anyway. It does sound like he's constantly dodging stage divers or something

lost dion/tomita collab (blank), Thursday, 1 March 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flea is a really good musician, I'm sure he can play non-popping stuff if he wants to. He was (is?) bassist for reformed Faces

lost dion/tomita collab (blank), Thursday, 1 March 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moka, Thursday, 1 March 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

And now, because I was stating how much I disliked Flea, this is now a thread all about Flea. :-(

I've been reading too many show reports from the front rail, and it's totally infectious, the enthusiasm.

Like, I am over 40 now. I can't do that kind of shit any more. (the last time I was down the front of a general admission gig, I nearly killed my back, I can't physically handle it.) I don't even particularly enjoy live performances any more, except in very limited conditions - if it's seated, if the sound is perfect - which means I pretty much only go to gigs at, like, the South Bank Centre and the Barbican any more.

I can't stand stadium gigs. Even though they haven't announced any UK dates, yet, I know that anywhere RH are going to play are going to be Stadia. I'm not paying £50 to see 5 ants on a stage. This will make me miserable.

AND YET. AND YET. I read these show reports and I just get caught up in a wave of hysteria and I want to go, even though it would be the worst idea ever.

It's the manufacturing of excitement, the shared experience, the fan community, the hysteria. The desire to be part of something, for a connection. It's fandom as religion, and the desire to have, well, a religious experience, even if I know it will be unfulfilling.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 1 March 2012 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know what, I'm not going to anticipate overpriced oversold stadium gigs I will probably hate. I'm going to go to Rough Trade tomorrow and buy several actual physical CDs as fetish objects that I will enjoy over and again, instead.

This is ridiculous and I need to disengage the mania.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 1 March 2012 09:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

is he... playing the butt trumpet

Either that or it's a serious case of prolapse.

the feeling is surreal (snoball), Thursday, 1 March 2012 10:08 (2 years ago) Permalink


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