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 years ago) link
maybe it's kind of like an easter egg, from a listening perspective I'm not sure what it addsI'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 years ago) link
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 years ago) link