Radiohead - In Rainbows

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This is a great idea. I wouldn't buy a Radiohead CD these days, but I'll throw in a couple of bucks for a download just to see what it's about.

milo z, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://radiohead.com/deadairspace/

I like that they're having a good laugh in the picture...

van smack, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Gah I cant afford £40 for this and i dont just want mp3s.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

atease doesn't really seem to be responding for me atm, what are those dudes saying? Do they have linxxx or anyfing??

W4LTER, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Guys, the phys stuff doesn't begin shipping until December, by which point I'm sure they will have announced plans for alternative phys purchasing options.

Also, for us US-types, it's important to note that the $80 is also covering international shipping.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think the Atease servers are overloaded with people going insane.

three handclaps, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

The song titles read like SNL parodies of Radiohead.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is not my legal birth name. I am an artist. I passingly said I was selling cds for 1000 dollars as a joke. someone made a big thing about it, put up a false interview..and made it look real. I was never selling cd's for 1000.
they spread these lies all over the net and someone put an article in the San Fransico Weekly and another newspaper in Cleveland ..Sf Weekly is owned by News Times. They put a false newspaper article about my 1000 dollar cd..when I am selling my cd's for 20 dollars.

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

1000+ posts by Tuesday

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha the sneakiness of doing it now at midnight on a sunday.

pisces, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have an old live recording of "nude" from the ok computer tour and it's one of my favorite radiohead songs

ciderpress, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI

I'm very curious how this will turn out. Loved the minimal live version of "Arpeggi"

van smack, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

WEIRD FISHES

good going, radiohead.

Clay, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, a free download! (I am credit card-less, and they really don't need the money...)

I would eventually buy a real-life, NOT-40 pounds, one-format version in stores though. I wonder who will release it?

Simon H., Monday, 1 October 2007 00:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fun. Hats off to them, this is clever. I ordered one just to be part of it all

Billy Pilgrim, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Am I a tightarse for getting free downnload maybe/n?

W4LTER, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

NO.

Jordan Sargent, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'll be buying the vinyl when it's priced sanely anyway, I don't see why I shouldn't take advantage of a free download when it's handed to me like this.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Stereogum reports: http://www.stereogum.com/archives/new-radiohead-album-in-rainbows-out-october-10th.html#more

Waiting for the P4K news story any minute now . . .

three handclaps, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

me, too! ;)

scottpl, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

ILX BEATS P4K TO PUNCH, VOTED BEST SITE EVER < / lies >

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

@Scott: Hahaha. Good one. :D

three handclaps, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

YESSSSSSSSSSS

By the way, it looks like the download only includes the songs from the first disc.

Being the sucker I am, I will pay for all the special edition nonsense so that I do not kick myself later.

Z S, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have blogged it i wins pfuckers

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahahaha. That headline (and sub-headline )sums up the general response quite well, I think.

Simon H., Monday, 1 October 2007 00:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

ONLY FIRST DISC FREE D/L==RADOIHEAD CAPITALIST SCUMFUXX

W4LTER, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

the first disc is the album, the second disc is bonus tracks, is the impression i get from the site

ciderpress, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think you're right ciderpress.

three handclaps, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

ok

W4LTER, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

So, will the vinyl be just the first group of songs, the songs on CD1? Or will the vinyl have all the songs from CD1 and 2? On the website the photo of the vinyl looks like it's just the first group of songs.

Z S, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

umm, I'd say record no.1 = cd1 record no.2 = cd2

W4LTER, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, with only 10 songs on the actual album I find it hard to believe they'd need two slabs of vinyl. Unless they're going really prog this time.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Faust Arp" and "Jigsaw..." better not be wussy little segues...

Simon H., Monday, 1 October 2007 00:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

So, I guess they're releasing this themselves. This is really, really cool, and has made my night.

Z S, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.vvvu.ca/dryheeves/images/Prog.jpg
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BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 1 October 2007 00:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is it worth 80? Everything's too fucking cryptic....

Stevie D, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.inrainbows.com/Content/12.jpg

Z S, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

"We've installed Sitemeter on our sleeves."

Andy K, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahahaha someone reads one too many blogs. :)

three handclaps, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

In 2001, maybe.

Andy K, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fair enough.

three handclaps, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is pretty awesome. they sure did take their damn time, though. can't decide whether to take the $80 plunge - someone upthread said it - may as well take it so i'm not kicking myself later. i'd be bummmed though if it's not a great collection of songs.

Mark Clemente, Monday, 1 October 2007 01:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

wow. wow. wow.

i like the whole notion of a 10-day window. it's like the polar opposite of kanye/50, let alone detox/cuban link II...10 days is enough to get the word out to virtually everyone who cares, but not enough time to build up unrealistic expectations. and no leaks? radiohead are geniuses.

i admit i'm choosing the, uh, least expensive option. as i can't afford $81, i'll buy the proper lp or cd version once it's out.

mike a, Monday, 1 October 2007 02:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ouch - expensive - Good for them for working outside the established industry - geez I hope they worked hard and it ends up being a great listen - the concert boots with new songs sound great - so I'm all for it ...

BlackIronPrison, Monday, 1 October 2007 03:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

I will now make a prediction:

After a flurry of observations regarding new elements never before heard, this will sound like a Radiohead record.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 1 October 2007 03:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Genius idea.

Tape Store, Monday, 1 October 2007 04:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

so i can download this for a cent if i want?

latebloomer, Monday, 1 October 2007 04:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yep.

Melissa W, Monday, 1 October 2007 04:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG this is so awesome I don't know what to say.

Roz, Monday, 1 October 2007 04:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah i hear what you're talking about, my guess is it was an editing/mixing mistake but they left it in because they thought it sounded cool

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i wonder if maybe it was some kind of scratch cue during the recording process and they decided to leave it in. kind of a weird place for that though.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I keep missing it but I'm listening on a shitty boombox with no time display.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:21 (five years ago) Permalink

i think this is one of my favorite radiohead albums. maybe like #2 or #3.

― congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:39 PM (42 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's my number 1.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I listened to the drum stem (which I downloaded from iTunes, lol) and it does sound like a digital thing.

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

the discbox packaging warped my LP's over time... total bummer.

BringTheAuBonPain, Thursday, 16 February 2012 01:26 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Played this at our record club last night. By far my favourite thing they've done.

http://devonrecordclub.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/radiohead-in-rainbows-round-43-nicks-choice/

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Interestingly Rob was talking about how he's barely listened to it, because of how awkward the discbox packaging is.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 16:44 (four years ago) Permalink

In terms of the actual music, I haven’t a clue what Thom Yorke is singing about here, and don’t really care – he uses his voice much more effectively and with greater understanding here than he has before, layering it beatifically on “Numb”, finding jitteringly compelling space on “15 Step”, edging towards sublimation on “Reckoner”.

Do you mean "Nude" here? Speaking of which, that's the one song on In Rainbows that I could without. For some reason when he hits that high, isolated falsetto note near the end it embarrasses me to listen to it in a way that doesn't occur in other Radiohead songs. Also, "Nude" is an old radiohead song (from 1996 or early 1997, i think?) that fans were clamoring to be released for years, and then when it finally came out on In Rainbows it was disappointing on a few levels because I'd already heard it so many times on bootlegs back on high school, and also it somehow sounded dulled down compared to the original!

"reading specialist" (Z S), Thursday, 3 January 2013 17:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Damnit, I do. Will correct.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Have they got a song called Numb? I can't think of one but it's like the most Radiohead-y one-word songtitle ever.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 17:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Don't know about Radiohead but Portishead have a song called "Numb" (the one with the duck noises in the beginning on "Dummy") and it fits also very well as one word song title of the band.

alex in mainhattan, Thursday, 3 January 2013 18:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Nude was my initial instant favourite on the album and I think the spacey arrangement is lovely - probably helps that I'm not a mega-obsessive fan and had no awareness of previous versions of the song. Reckoner and Weird Fishes have taken the lead in my affections in the years since IR was released.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 3 January 2013 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

The "Live From The Basement" versions are even better, adding a missing human element.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 4 January 2013 00:30 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

this video takes a lot of detours to make the simple point that the piano riff in Videotape is syncopated - fun nonetheless:

https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/8/4/16092184/videotape-radiohead-secret-rhythm-earworm

niels, Saturday, 5 August 2017 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

That video is simultaneously interesting and, depending on your point of view, what was wrong with much of modern Radiohead/Yorke.

"Mmmm, I like this. It's complex and inert." :P

yesca, Sunday, 6 August 2017 16:22 (two months ago) Permalink

i just skimmed that video but listening to "videotape" again it seems like bullshit? i'm no musicologist but it feels like for the piano to be syncopated it has to be syncopated against something, but everything else in the song follows the same timing as the piano until the metronome/click thing that comes in at the end. so i'd say maybe the click sound is syncopated but not the piano.

na (NA), Monday, 7 August 2017 20:52 (two months ago) Permalink

I think they're right based on the live versions of the songs, especially that festival one. And the drumming (like on the Basement version, and even the studio one) makes a lot more sense this way. But yeah it seems like a silly and stubborn arrangement choice, it just makes it really hard to play, for no real payoff.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 August 2017 20:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Also yes that video could have been 45 seconds long.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 August 2017 20:57 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe the band is thinking of it as being syncopated as they play it but just listening to the album version it's hard to hear it that way

na (NA), Monday, 7 August 2017 21:03 (two months ago) Permalink

i just skimmed that video...
maybe the band is thinking of it as being syncopated as they play it but just listening to the album version it's hard to hear it that way

yeah, near the end of the video they finally make clear that they're talking about the syncopation in the live version in the song, and that the album version's lack of a backbeat takes away the syncopation, even though there are still traces of to be heard (like in the metronome you mentioned, and also just the phrasing of the vocals imo)

Karl Malone, Monday, 7 August 2017 21:20 (two months ago) Permalink

"In Rainbows Turns 10" cash-in headlines should be arriving in a few short weeks. Does life get any better?

billstevejim, Monday, 7 August 2017 21:25 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the "Live from the Basement" version on Youtube and the piano is establishing a straight beat along with the kick drum, with syncopated flourishes popping up here and there in the accompanying percussion.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 7 August 2017 21:43 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe it's kind of like an easter egg, from a listening perspective I'm not sure what it adds

I'm surprised Thom rates it so highly, I'd take that and bodysnatchers off In Rainbows if I were sequencing it

niels, Monday, 7 August 2017 21:57 (two months ago) Permalink

I agree. But on this version, there's a pretty clear drum beat that puts the piano/vocals a 1/6th note ahead of each quarter note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isETL6R7x2w

Maybe by the time of the Basement version they decided to stop being so hard on themselves and just play it the way everyone else hears it. Or maybe they didn't want to explain to Clive that "no, actually..."

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 August 2017 22:00 (two months ago) Permalink

xp

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 August 2017 22:00 (two months ago) Permalink


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