Radiohead got hacked... hacker asked for ransom... Radiohead releasing tunes instead

Blader

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Oct 27, 2017
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I also really like Poison, which apparently became both Exit Music AND Life in a Glasshouse. Funny how those two melodies go together.
 

MajorBritten

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Nov 2, 2017
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The hacker is a piece of shit for trying to blackmail money for the recordings, but on the other hand if they hadnt done that this probably wouldnt have been released at all. But good on Radiohead for turning this situation into such a positive one with releasing it themselves and giving the money to charity.
 

Luke92

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Jan 31, 2019
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Great move by Radiohead

But to all of you laughing at the hacker for sitting on worthless mp3s... this stuff already leaked like a week ago, so he probably still got money, just not from Radiohead. Sucks to be the guy that took a bullet for all Radiohead fans and bought the mp3s to leak them, though.
 

Blader

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I wish Radiohead were more niche, their tickets would be so much cheaper and more available
 

lacer

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Oct 25, 2017
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'people we're going to pay six figures for this stuff. it's tangentially interesting' the British sure do have a sense of understatement lmao

sucks they basically got blackmailed into it but good on them for putting it out themselves while putting some money in the pockets of a decent cause
 

NealMcCauley

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Oct 27, 2017
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Gave them 20 GBP. Downloading the flacs now. Really awesome they officially uploaded these and are donating to charity.
 

Doctor_Thomas

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Oct 27, 2017
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Radiohead are my favourite band.

I can't see myself trawling through 18 hours of material, so waiting for someone to do a "best of mini discs" compilation.
 

kvetcha

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Oct 27, 2017
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Radiohead are my favourite band.

I can't see myself trawling through 18 hours of material, so waiting for someone to do a "best of mini discs" compilation.
It's actually a nice casual background listen. I think I'm just gonna throw on one minidisc a day.

Man, I don't know why, but I really can't stand Radiohead. This is a very obvious setup/marketing campaign.
I feel like if you actually think that you don't know much about Radiohead.
 

Blader

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An obvious marketing campaign for [checks notes] a dozen live takes of I Promise from 1996...the absolute bastards
 

Whiterose

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Oct 26, 2017
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On one hand, terrible. I bet these recordings are genuinely uninteresting and they've salvaged all they could for OK COMPUTER re-release. On the other hand, I fucking love demos. 18 hours is a goldmine.
 

kvetcha

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Oct 27, 2017
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On one hand, terrible. I bet these recordings are genuinely uninteresting and they've salvaged all they could for OK COMPUTER re-release. On the other hand, I fucking love demos. 18 hours is a goldmine.
It's a fun listen. The first track on the first minidisc is an early version of Exit Music that has Life in a Glasshouse as the bridge/closing section.
 

airbagged_

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Jan 21, 2019
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Yeah but don't expect too much. Nowhere near the quality of anything on the actual album.
Still, very cool to hear. It's a band rehearsing, trying stuff, snippets, loops, etc. You get a better sense of what the process is like and what needs to be done to get to a final product that is OK Computer.
There's at least a few hours of "studio" quality stuff. $23 is worth it for Lift/True Love Waits/Attention/early demos that aren't garbage quality. And it all goes to charity.

EDIT: Timestamps from the Google DOC are gonna be a little different/the discs are shorter because they removed a lot of the copyrighted soundtrack/James Bond stuff but it's definitely higher quality than the leak.