Radiohead 'Hail To The Thief'

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  1. Camp

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    Not sure if this has been posted yet (but I'm excited):

     
  2. Patrick Larkin

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    "Hail to the Thief" .... the last time I heard that was on signs during Bush's inauguaration parade.
     
  3. Ike

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    I wonder what it will sound like? I for one hope it's something completely new, instead of a safe retread to where they've been before. Maybe a more organic Kid A? Harder and noisy would be good, though I'm not sure if their producer could do it right. Maybe straight acoustic...that could be really interesting. Maybe a whole album of songs in the vein of The Pyramid Song?

    If they do go back into the electronics, I hope they steer away from straight Chemical Brothers-ripoff style techno, and go more towards icy synths and quiet soundscapes. Like Pink Floyd meets Joy Division.
     
  4. Kristoffer

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    Yes Finally !! Now we only need SACDs of Radiohead!
    I heard most of the songs, recorded live. Sit up stand, 2+2-5 is quite rockish. The orther songs are quite mellow, wolf at the door is really good.
     
  5. Iain Lambert

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    The only question really is how many formats I'll be needing to buy this on.

    I'm kind of hoping there isn't an SACD - despite what I said in the other thread I've a distinct feeling that would mean I'd shell out for a player...
     
  6. Mike Broadman

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    I fully expect Radiohead to stay with the electronic stuff. They seem really dedicated to that. It remains to be seen exactly what they do with it, though.
     
  7. Ted Lee

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    awesome news! no matter what i'm sure i'll buy this sound unseen.

    btw ike, what songs remind you of techno style ripoffs?

    np: jane's addiction
     
  8. LawrenceK

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    Glorious

    np: 24 Hour Party People Soundtrack
     
  9. Camp

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  10. Ted Lee

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    heh!

    i guess i should have said "sound unheard". ya know...sorta a spin on the "sight unseen" thing we use when you buy a dvd you haven't seen.

    hello? is this thing on? :b
     
  11. JohnE

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    What I've read is a cross between Kid-A and OK Computer. Don't know if that's just internet rumor, but it sounds good to me. Cant wait.
     
  12. Travis Kolesar

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    From the tracks I've heard from the Spain concerts from last year that'd be a good description, although I think they learn a bit more heavily to the guitar driven sound of OK Computer. I'm looking forward to hearing the studio versions of these songs.
     
  13. Christ Reynolds

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  14. Camp

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    Am I wrong in my thinking that Radiohead use a lot of traditional instruments to create many of their "electronic" sounds?

    I don't know why but I was under the impression they somewhat subscribed to the Tom Morello method of emulating electronic sounds.
     
  15. Travis Kolesar

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    Most of it is done with analogue (especially modular) synths. They also used an ondes martenot extensivley on Kid A, which is a sort of cross between an electric keyboard and a theremin that was intended for orchestral use. In some ways they are looking back 30 years or so to a more "organic" approach to electronic music with the gear they use.
     
  16. Sean Moon

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    I have heard live versions of almost all these songs. My favorite has to be Wolf at the Door, and I cannot wait to hear a studio version of it. A very creey creepy song, sung so amazingly on the live version I heard. Myxmatosis is really cool sounding, great guitar in it. 2+2=5 is another fav of mine so far. I cannot wait.
    I pray that this is a DVD-A though...as I dont think I will have the money for a SACD player by then. But this coupled with Dark Side of the Moon are enough to make me starve for a bit to get it.

    And now for you spoiler junkies...the lyrics for wolf at the door!drag him out the window
    dragging out your dead
    singing i miss you
    snakes and ladders
    flip the lid
    out pops the cracker
    smacks you in the head
    knifes you in the neck
    kicks you in the teeth
    steel toe caps
    takes all your credit cards
    get up get the gunge
    get the eggs
    get the flan in the face
    the flan in the face
    the flan in the face
    dance you fucker dance you fucker
    don't you dare
    don't you dare
    don't you flan in the face
    take it with the love is given
    take it with a pinch of salt
    take it to the taxman
    let me back let me back
    i promise to be good
    don't look in the mirror
    at the face you don't recognize
    help me call the doctor
    put me inside
    put me inside
    put me inside
    put me inside
    put me inside


    i keep the wolf from the door
    but he calls me up
    calls me on the phone
    tells me all the ways that he's gonna mess me up
    steal all my children
    if i don't pay the ransom
    but i'll never see him again
    if i squeal to the cops


    walking like a giant crane and
    with my x ray eyes i strip you naked
    in a tight little world and are you on the list?
    stepford wives who are we to complain?
    investments and dealers investments and dealers
    cold wives and mistresses.
    cold wives and sunday papers.
    city boys in 1st class
    don't know we're born
    just know someone else is gonna come and clean it up
    born and raised for the job
    oh I wish you'd get up
    go over and turn this tape off.


    i keep the wolf from the door
    but he calls me up
    calls me on the phone
    tells me all the ways that hes gonna mess me up
    steal all my children
    if i don't pay the ransom
    but i'll never see him again
    if i squeal to the cops
     
  17. Mike Broadman

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    Can you believe I haven't gotten around to picking up Amnesiac and the live album yet? I gotta get my ass to a record store. Hopefully I'll have time today...

    I was initially put off by Kid A, but I've gotten used to it. I still don't like it nearly as much as The Bends and the brilliant OK Computer, but now I'm very curious to hear what they've done after Kid A.
     
  18. Travis Kolesar

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    IMO, the Live Ep is worth buying just for the song "True Love Waits." Everything else after that was just a bonus.
     
  19. Kristoffer

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    I hope its a dvd A or sacd, and then all the other albums as well. Imagine " How to disapear completly" in 5.1!!!!
     
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