RADIOHEAD Topped The UK Album Charts 25 Years Ago With Their Magnum Opus ‘OK COMPUTER’

Back in time

29 June 2022

Band: RADIOHEAD
Album: OK COMPUTER

Released: 21 May 1997 – their 3rd LP
Score: No 1 in the UK on
29 June 1997 – 25 years ago

Pitchfork said: “The record is brimming with genuine emotion,
beautiful and complex imagery and music, and lyrics that are
at once passive and fire-breathing. OK Computer is like tossing
David Bowie, old U2, Spacehog and lots of Pink Floyd into a
blender and pushing the ‘kill’ button.”
Score: 5/5.

TUTV: A 5-star classic. Glorious from start to finish.
Visionary musicianship. Hands down.

Singles/clips: No Surprises / Karma police / Paranoid Android / Lucky

– NO SURPRISES –

– KARMA POLICE –

– PARANOID ANDROID –

– LUCKY –

Stream the full computer here…

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RADIOHEAD: Facebook

It Will Attract Your Attention – THE SMILE Debut With A Great RADIOHEAD Album

14 May 2022

Supergroup THE SMILE featuring radioheads Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood
and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner have their long-awaited debut LP
A LIGHT FOR ATTRACTING ATTENTION
out and it’s no less than prodigious.

It could have been, easily, a new Radiohead LP. Entracing and
riveting with Thom Yorke at its feverish and vulnerable best.

Except for some amazeballs cherry bombs (You Will Never Work In Television Again / Thin Thing and We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings) Yorke comes up with characteristic slo-mo Radiohead musings. It sounds both familiar and astounding.

First-class work. Enough lights to attract my attention


(Press photo – FB The Smile)

Pitchfork says: “The debut from Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and drummer Tom Skinner’s new group is instantly, unmistakably the best album yet by a Radiohead side project… At 53, Yorke has seen them all. And once again, he’s battling the absurdity of existence the only way he knows how: by offering a salve for his anxieties without letting anyone off the hook for turning everything we hold dear into one big joke.” Score: 8.5/10.

Key singles/clips: Thin Thing / Free In The Knowledge

– THIN THING –

– FREE IN THE KNOWLEDGE

Stream the full album…

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THE SMILE: Facebook

Heartbreaker In Both Sound And Vision – ‘I PROMISE’ By RADIOHEAD

Lullabies from the sandman

Five years ago OK COMPUTER turned 20 (so yes, next month it’s 25). To celebrate the occasion RADIOHEAD released a special anniversary edition of their masterpiece called OKNOTOK featuring three previously unreleased tracks recorded during the OK sessions.

One of them is the supreme ballad titled I PROMISE.

A heartbreaker that sends shivers down your spine, in sound and vision.

Listen/watch

I won’t run away no more, I promise
Even when I get bored, I promise
Even when you lock me out, I promise
I say my prayers every night, I promise

I don’t wish that I’m strict, I promise
The tantrums and the chilling chats, I promise
Even when the ship is wrecked, I promise
Tie me to the rotten deck, I promise

I won’t run away no more, I promise
Even when I get bored, I promise
Even when the ship is wrecked, I promise
Tie me to the rotten deck, I promise

I won’t fool around no more, I promise
Even when I get bored, I promise
Even when you lock me out, I promise
I say my prayers every night, I promise
I won’t fool around no more, I promise

I won’t run away no more, I promise

RADIOHEAD Maestro THOM YORK Shares Ghostly Solo Single ‘5.17’

New striking strokes

14 March 2022

THOM YORKE is pretty busy lately. He writes music for TV Shows, he recentlly
started, along with other Radiohead man Jonny Greenwood a new band called
The Smile.

And here comes a brand new solo composition, titled 5.17. A tranquil ballad with ghostly Yorke vocals. The song is one of two new ones. The second That’s How Horses Are arrives in a few weeks.

5.17…

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Also on Spotify…

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THOM YORKE: Facebook

Rock For The Rich With THE SMILE (feat. Thom Yorke)

Who’s on the road

2 February 2022

Supergroup THE SMILE feat. Radiohead boys Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood
and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner hit the road this Spring/Summer for
an extensive European tour.

For their small venue gigs they charge 70 euros / 80 US Dolars / 60 Pounds.

This is rock ‘n’ roll played by billionaires for the rich only. For youngsters
or the ones with a low-payed job, this is a fortune to go and see these greedy
guys so they can stay in 5-star hotels, drinking champagne and eating caviar
for breakfast before taking a giant limo to the gig. Scandalous!

Hail to the Thieves!

If you want to see THE SMILE play their new single
THE SMOKE live on stage you can always rob a bank…

THE SMILE: Moneybook

(Ps: Nick Cave and Waren Ellis charged as much per concert on their recent tour. Capitalists!)

5 Classic Crackers Turning 30

Top singles from the past

30 candles for 5 classic crackers in 2022

Artist: PJ HARVEY
Single: SHEELA-NA- GIG
Score: #69 in the UK,
#9 alt Billboard charts (US)
Album: Dry – debut LP

Sheela-na-gig, Sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist

PJ HARVEY: Facebook

Band: RADIOHEAD
Single: CREEP – debut single
Score: #7 in the UK,
#2 alt Billboard Charts
Album: Pablo Honey

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

RADIOHEAD: Facebook

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Single: MOTORCYCLE EMPTINESS
Score: #17 in the UK
Album: Generation Terrorists – their debut

Under neon loneliness
Motorcycle emptiness

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Facebook

Band: R.E.M.
Single: DRIVE
Score: #1 alt Billboard Charts (US),
#11 in the UK
Album: Automatic For The People

What if I ride, what if you walk?
What if you rock around the clock?
Tick-tock, tick-tock

R.E.M.: Facebook

 

Band: SUEDE
Single: METAL MICKEY – 2nd single
Score: #17 in the UK,
#7 alt Billboard Charts (US)
Album: Self-titled debut LP

She sells heart, she sells meat
Oh dad, she’s driving me mad, come see

Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Ace Albums Turning 25 in 2022

13 December 2021

Back to 1997…

Band: RADIOHEAD (UK)
Album: OK COMPUTER

Released: 21 May 1997 – their 3rd LP
Score: No 1 in the UK, Scotland
and Belgium, #21 in the USA

Pitchfork said: “The record is brimming with genuine emotion,
beautiful and complex imagery and music, and lyrics that are
at once passive and fire-breathing. OK Computer is like tossing
David Bowie, old U2, Spacehog and lots of Pink Floyd into a
blender and pushing the ‘kill’ button.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream here…

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RADIOHEAD: Facebook
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Band: THE VERVE (UK)
Album: URBAN HYMNS

Released: 29 September 1997 – 3rd LP
Score: #1 in the UK, Ireland, New-Zealand
and Ireland, #23 in the USA

NME wrote: “Its sheer magnificence and spirit is such that
the danger of it overwhelming anything that follows it is obvious.
This, after all, is the musical signature of the year.”
Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

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THE VERVE: Facebook

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Band: SPIRITUALIZED (UK)
Album: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Released: 16 June 1997 – 3rd LP
Score: #4 in the UK

Pitchfork: “Masterpiece. The music is timeless.” Score: 5/5.

Stream here…

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SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook

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Band: PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland/UK)
Album: VANISHING POINT

Released: 7 July 1997
Score: No 2 in the UK and Scotland

AllMusic said: “The group is still capable of creating exotic,
thoroughly entrancing sounds, which is what makes Vanishing
Point a remarkable comeback.”
Score: 4.5/5.

Stream here…

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Facebook

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Band: GRANDADDY (US)
Album: UNDER THE WESTERN FREEWAY – debut LP

AllMusic said: “A fairly brilliant album, combining a warm, earnest,
and rustic feel with sometimes goofy experimentation.”
Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

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GRANDADDY: Facebook
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