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Apparently.... Radiohead are releasing 'The Butcher/Supercollider' for recordstore day...
Here's one from a gig I was at.
They're releasing The Universal Sigh newspaper at rough trade right now...and THOM YORKE HIMSELF IS HANDING THEM OUT!!! Why oh why didnt I get out of bed earlier :(
why the fuck have i got a job?
looks like a victorian street urchin and should be handing out newspapers!
2000.copies only though, might get queuing now.!
I love Supercollider.
...or not. My unbroken run of having every single Radiohead release is about to come to an end.
There's no way I'm going to queue up in Leeds from 4am to get my copy of this before the eBay sellers get hold of them all.
after spending the past few years pioneering methods to make the places obsolete.
</Radiohead bashing> <DiS vitriol>
whilst I don't entirely agree with what vamos is saying, there was a point made on the Avalanche blog a while back that bands of a certain size are quite happy to take selling records into their own hands and sell large quantites of stock directly to their fans, bypassing traditional retail methods and so (potentially) independent shops that may have heavily supported them in the past.
Obviously they're within their rights in a FREE MARKET CAPITALIST WORLD but I can see why it rankles with certain people as they're one of the few acts that will definitely sell a lot of product, even today.
They like Naomi Klein don't they? I don't care for Radiohead but my old housemate liked them and said they were big fans of hers.
I'm content in knowing that I probably won't get my hands on the actual product.
I'm just glad to be getting 2 newly recorded songs, even if neither of them are in my personal holy trinity of unreleased Radiohead*. (The Present Tense, A Walk Down The Staircase, Burn The Witch)
when, as far as I know, no one has heard it ever?
Unless I'm wrong on that.
''by our grace, us multi millionaires are going to give our record away for free, f..k all the musicians trying to catch a break #radiohead''
Yeah, apart from that TKoL wasn't free, the download was strictly paid-for. Maybe it's taken him three and a half years to work out his standing on In Rainbows.
They then had a talking head of a woman revelling in this fact saying that musicians get paid enough already and how she needed the money more!?
Nothing to do with Radiohead, your post just reminded me off a moment when I got angry today. Thanx for lissening.