Fan Mix of Follow Me Around Makes Q Mag. List

by Dylan on January 17, 2004

In the new Q magazine, the full band version “Follow Me Around” is featured on their What’s On Our iPod list. However, this isn’t a live recording of the band- in fact, none of the instruments (save the vocals and acoustic guitar) are even played by Radiohead. The “full band” version comes from fan Pawel Osmolski, who took Thom’s solo acoustic performance from the KROQ Acoustic Breakfast appearance and used his computer to record and add surprisingly Radiohead-sounding drums, guitar solos, and keys.
Some of you may have already heard this, as Pawel (a.k.a. devilhood) posted his impressive results on the At Ease boards for all to hear some time ago.
From the article-
Pawel, who posts on the message board as ‘devilhood’ says: “The mix started off as being an experiment, just to see what I could add to the KROQ performance. I figured that if it’s just Thom and his acoustic, I could easily build something from that. Only Thoms vocals and acoustic guitar were left un-touched to a certain degree, I had to edit them so that it was at a set tempo. The whole mix was produced at home using a MIDI/Audio editing suite called Cubase SX2, I used Wavelab for mastering and a V-Amp effects pedal for guitar amp simulation.”
Pawel recorded the mix for the fans: “I didn’t expect it to become so popular, the feedback response I got from it was overwhelming and I very much appreciate all the comments and e-mails I have recieved because of it. If Thom gets round to hearing it and likes it, I’d hope that this would maybe inspire him to finish the track, either way I’m sure fans would love an official release of it, whether it’s full-band or a live take.”
At the moment Pawel Osmolski is working on a mix of ‘Big Boots’. “I should probably have it finished in a couple of weeks or so. Unfortunately I don’t have a vocal track to work with on this mix, but I’m hoping I’ll find a work-around eventually.”
At Ease has been kind enough to host a stream of the song, go take a listen over here. Having heard tons of fan remixes and re-recordings, I have to say- this beats all of them hand over fist. Quite impressive…very interested to hear his Big Boots mix.
(Thanks to At Ease.)



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