Entries tagged with: In Rainbows
Oh, that wacky Thom Yorke. When he isn't staring joylessly into rainy window panes, there's a chance the rascally Radiohead frontman is plotting out decade-spanning musical projects meant to blow your feeble human mind. As most diehard Radiohead fans (Radiohead-heads?) could tell you, there was a strong overarching theme of "tens" surrounding the band's 2007 release, "In Rainbows" -- it was announced ten days before release, there are ten letters in the title -- capped off by the fact that it came out ten years after another of the group's landmark albums, 1997's "OK Computer," another title with exactly ten letters. So what does any of this mean, exactly? When shuffled together with a ten-second crossfade between tracks, the albums go really, really well together. A bit too well, actually, like they're two halves of one big, beautiful whole. For extra mind-boggle-ocity, the two titles, when combined, leave us with this clever anagram:Try it for yourself, all 1:32:48 of it, below...
"Combination Super Work"
Far-reaching fan conspiracy theory or meticulously plotted masterwork? The world may never know.
Radiohead @ Outside Lands (more by Juan Ramirez)
The official statement is below...
Recycle your shopping bags Co nan....
just catching up a little.....
* Trent Reznor calls Radiohead Insincere
* Make Radiohead an animated video
* Make Trent Reznor a NIN video too
* Liars and Underworld opening some Radiohead shows
* Radiohead is playing another free show in London
* Radiohead are playing a San Francisco festival
* NIN & Jay-Z are playing a festival in British Columbia
* Radiohead and NIN are playing Lollapalooza
* Perez Hilton disses Radiohead and NIN playing Lollapalooza
* NIN released "Ghost I-IV", much the way Radiohead released "In Rainbows"
NIN revealed the first week sales figures for Ghost......
Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I - IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I - IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.You can buy it or download some of it for free, and listen to some of it for free. More info below....
Trent Reznor explains, "I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective - dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts."
In a twist for the music industry’s digital revolution, “In Rainbows,” the new Radiohead album that attracted wide attention when it was made available three months ago as a digital download for whatever price fans chose to pay, ranked as the top-selling album in the country this week after the CD version hit record shops and other retailers. [NY Times]Trent, take note.
Radiohead played every song on In Rainbows for a special New Years webcast. You can watch the whole thing below....
Paul McCartney Nutcracker, Seattle, 2007 (cred)
....I feel like I made the right decision, because right after I left, EMI got sold, so obviously something was wrong. They are now in new hands and are applying themselves and they're going to bring themselves into the modern world. This is the point. They were floundering. Like a lot of these record companies, they were in the old world and they needed to enter the new world. It's not just me. Look at Radiohead's new outing. Artists are taking it into their own hands again, and it's really showing the record companies that it's time they get their act together. It's not the end of the world for EMI, they are like family to me. But the funny thing was, they understood. I'd told people I'd known for years at the label, "Hey, guys, I've gotta make this move." And some of them said quietly, off the record, "I really don't blame you, man."....... [Paul McCartney to Chicago Tribune]Help! is finally out on DVD...
Today in Entertainment History
In 1950, "Your Hit Parade" was first broadcast on NBC-TV. It started as a radio program in 1935.* HMV Errs On Radiohead Release Date, Label
In 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
In 1975, John Lennon won his battle against U.S. immigration authorities when a federal appeals court overturned an order to deport him. Officials had wanted to kick Lennon out of the country because of a drug arrest in Britain.
In 1977, guitarist Steve Hackett left Genesis.
in 1995, rapper Tone Loc (LOHK) was arrested for allegedly taking $80 from a pizza parlor in Los Angeles, arguing with the owner over a pizza, and demanding his money back. He pleaded no contest to the charges.
In 2000, Phish performed its last show before going on hiatus.
Today's Birthdays: Musician John Mellencamp is 56. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 56. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 54. American Idol" judge Simon Cowell is 48. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 48. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 39. [WBOC]
* Radiohead Closing In On Deal For 'In Rainbows' CD
* Industry: Radiohead will sign with ATO or Warner
* Stanley Donwood: Discbox is worth the money
* Embrace digital or die, EMI told
* Radiohead record deal blind item
* In Rainbows - RADIOHEAD's new album out in 3 days