Kid A

Kid A Pumpkins

by Jonathan on October 27, 2002

Check out the Pump Kid A site where you can submit your own pictures of the Kid A bear logo carved into pumpkins! Just in time for Halloween!

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Sasha on RH

by Jonathan on September 30, 2002

Sasha recently spoke about Radiohead in an recent interview with Remix magazine. Here’s a part of the interview:

“I think the challenge for the next record will be to do some four-to-the-floor music that has the kind of instrumentation and melodies that the breaks tracks have. I’m going to try playing around with some ideas. The Orb used to make interesting four-to-the-floor records, but at 115 bpm. Isol’e’s “Beau Mot Plage” [Playhouse, 1999] was quite influential when we were putting together parts of this album. Charlie and I loved that record. [Radiohead’s] Kid A dropped on our doorstep in the middle of when we were writing for this record. That was quite influential, too. A lot of the sounds used on Kid A were similar to what we had been playing around with. Sonically, we were on the same path as Radiohead. Kid A is more sound-based and thematic, and I like it much better than Amnesiac, which is more song-based.”

Read the full interview here.
(thanks to Matty)

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The Sopranos & RH

by Jonathan on September 22, 2002

Tonight’s episode of the Sopranos featured an instrumental version of “Kid A” which was played during the show’s closing credits. The show will air again tomorrow night on HBO.

(thanks to Ben & everyone else who wrote in)

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Vapour Brothers

by Jonathan on September 2, 2002

The Vapour Brothers have a new website up with a lot of Radiohead goodness, including clips of the “amateur night” webcasts Radiohead did while recording Kid A. The Vapour Brothers directed the “I Might Be Wrong” video and helped out with the promotional blips.
(thanks to Kevin)

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New album news

by Jonathan on February 27, 2002


Radiohead plan to go back into the studio in May to record a new album according to Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien. The guitarist told worldpop: ‘The band are planning a get-together in May in the studio. We’re putting all gigs on hold at the moment to concentrate on writing new material.’
Speaking at yesterday’s NME/Carling Awards where the band won the award for Best Video for Pyramid Song, O’Brien said the new album may be a return to a guitar based format, ditching the electronica the band experimented with on Kid A and Amnesiac. ‘We’re listening to a lot of guitar music at the moment,’ said O’Brien. ‘I like a lot of the new bands like Electric Soft Parade.’

‘It’s a bit embarrassing to pick up an award for Best Video,’ continued the guitarist, ‘because it wasn’t made by us.’

O’Brien also refuted the band’s critics who claim they make depressing records. ‘We don’t make unhappy records. We make uplifting ones,’ he said.

Radiohead’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood has also contributed to a new Bryan Ferry solo album entitled Frantic. The album is released on 15 April and Greenwood played on the track, Hiroshima.

{thanks to Dale at Liquidcat.}

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More on Reflections on Kid A

by Jonathan on January 31, 2002

Last Friday we told you about a short film called Reflections on Kid A being part of the Noise Pop Film Festival in San Franicisco on March 2, 2002.

Here’s the description from Noise Pop:

Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke gives a rare interview, interspersed with full-length live clips. The reclusive, private singer talks in-depth about the creative process, Kid A itself and the fallout from their massive hit LP OK Computer.

Dir. Rob Hodselmans, Netherlands 2000, 38 min.
Channel V in Australia will also be showing the interview on February 6, 2002 at 9pm.

{thanks to Deborah, Dean, Grant, Wookie, Dom, & Doug}

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