Pyramid Song

Radiohead Get Real With ‘Knives Out’ Video

by Jonathan on June 13, 2001

Radiohead are working on the video for their next single, “Knives Out,” and the clip will feature real human beings for a change.

Following the abstract cartoon “iBlips” from Kid A and the computer-animated video for the U.K. single “Pyramid Song,” the band decided to go live action on this outing. Directed by Michel Gondry who helped Bjork achieve her quirky vision in the videos for “Human Behaviour,” “Hyperballad” and “Bachelorette,” among others the video features an appearance by lead singer Thom Yorke himself. From Sonicnet. {thanks to Luke and Charlie}

If you live in Illinois, Wisconsin or Indiana you can enter this contest for tickets to the Chicago show from WXRT. {thanks to Steve}

A radio station called 99.1 WHFS in the Washington D.C/Baltimore area is giving away Radiohead tickets to the Bull Run show all this week. To obtain these tickets, one must listen to the radio all week… {thanks to Lisa}

This is from U2.com:

U2 and RADIOHEAD join forces to raise the plight of AIDS holocaust in Africa.
This week fans are being invited to e-mail politicians and other leaders in the richest countries urging them to direct the IMF and World Bank to cancel the debts they are owed by the poorest countries.
This would free up hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help the fight against AIDS.
As well as lobbying politicians through the internet, supporters are also being invited to the STOP GLOBAL AIDS RALLY on June 23rd in New York.
Musicians, speakers and thousands of campaigners will be calling for urgent action to end the Global AIDS crisis. (Supporters assemble 11am at Washington Square Park (Manhattan) and march to Bryant Park for the rally.)
Campaigners are demanding urgent action ahead of the forthcoming UN summit on AIDS and are demanding a a New Deal on Debt to fight AIDS at the G7 meetings in Rome and Genoa in July.
Please cut, paste and send the e-letter below to the following email addresses of President Bush and other leaders of rich nations – known as the G7.
president@whitehouse.gov;
OPCmail@do.treas.gov;
pmartin@fin.gc.ca;
poststelle@bmf.bund.de;
segreteriaportavoce@governo.it;
info@mof.go.jp;
info@hm-treasury.gov.uk;
Dear G7 leaders
The AIDS holocaust in Africa requires urgent action. When 5,500 Africans die each day from AIDS it is strange that these poor countries still spend more repaying debts than on healthcare. This could be changed if you would agree to direct the IMF and World Bank to cancel the debts they are owed by the poorest countries. This would free up hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help the fight against AIDS.
Please consider this at the forthcoming UN summit on AIDS and agree a New Deal on Debt to fight AIDS at the G7 meetings in Rome and Genoa in July.
Future generations will judge ours by whether we saw the connection between the debt and AIDS crises, and acted to end both decisively.
Yours truly,
…………..
For more information about debt visit www.dropthedebt.org
For more on the Stop Global AIDS rally visit www.globaltreatmentaccess.org

{thanks to David}

Check out this article about Radiohead from Reuters. {thanks to Les}

There are some Amnesiac reviews for your reading pleaure at Pitchforkmedia, Indulged, and Adequacy. {thanks to Willem, Chris, and Andrew}

Virgin Radio has updated their Radiohead feature to include an exclusive interview with Virgin DJs Pete and Geoff. Also, visitors can also win copies of Amnesiac (as if you’ve not already got a copy!), listen to some clips from the album, and link through to the video to “Pyramid Song”. Enjoy!

And finally, why don’t you go and download a remix of “Everything in its Right Place” by ROLLMOTTLE!

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Tickets for the August 5

by Jonathan on May 31, 2001

Tickets for the August 5 Radiohead show in Montreal will go on sale June 11 at 10am EDT at www.admission.com. {thanks to beno?t & eddie}

Also, it appears that Radiohead have added a date to their East Coast tour in Atlanta, GA on July 30. The venue and ticket information remains unknown at this point.

“Pyramid Song” is number 3 in the Top 20 list in Norway. {thanks to Marius}

Last night Thom and Jonny appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, an arts program, initially talking about their Humphrey Lyttleton collaboration, but also about the new album. Exerts from Pyramid Song, Glass House and Crushd Tin Box were played. The presenter commented on Pyramid Song’s bizarre tempo, and Thom replied: “Yeah you should of seem them on Top Of The Pops! They were really raving. Not!” {thanks to Joe}

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Vote Killerbear?

by Jonathan on May 31, 2001

Vote Killerbear? If you visit the city of Nottingham (UK) you may see little posters of the Radiohead bear with the words “Vote Killerbear”. They are apparently in a lot of locations as documented here. What are they for? Who put them up? Did the band have something to do with it? These are questions that we can’t answer. Maybe it has something to do with the upcoming elections on June 7.

The NME has given Amnesiac an 8 of 10 rating. {thanks to Chris}

The setlist and review for last night’s show in Verona, Italy is here.

Thom, Colin, and Jonny appeared on Mark and Lard yesterday live from Verona. Thom and Colin played Wheel of Misfortune in which Thom confessed that they had picked “The Tourist” for the encore in France only to discover that they couldn’t remember (talk about Amnesia!) the last chord to the the song! They discovered this about 2 minutes before they went on stage and couldn’t locate a copy of OK Computer so the song was ditched. You can listen to the Thom and Colin’s Wheel of Misfortune and the Yes No Game with Thom at the Mark and Lard Site. The full interview should be available Online soon. {thanks to Paul}

To hear Thom’s solo version of “Pyramid Song” from the same show, check out http://www.kornmuse.fr.st. Apparently Jonng was itching to play drums with a Yamaha Beatbox or something… ๐Ÿ™‚ {thanks to Titof}

According to Pitchforkmedia, a “Knives Out” EP will be released in the UK on July 24. {thanks to Keegan}

Two local bands, The Rock Of Travolta and Hester Thrale have been added to the support list at the July 7 Radiohead “hometown” show in Oxford. {thanks to Alex and Andrew}

Thom is interviewed in the latest edition of the Dutch magazine OOR.

The PinkPop festival, in which Radiohead is taking part of, will be available to watch and listen to Online at this Site on Monday, June 4. {thanks to Willem}

The concert that Radiohead played for Canal+ on April 28 will be aired on the following channels on June 5:
– Canal+ Spain @ 23:45
– Canal+ Sweden @ 21:35
– TELE PIU’ BIANCO (Italian satellite network) @ 6:05pm

A “Making of…” special will also be shown. {thanks to Linda}

There is supposedly going to be an Amnesiac listenening party on June 3rd at 8:00 PM at the Zia Records on University & Mill Ave. in Tempe, Arizona.
More Zia Records info: 105 W. University, Tempe, AZ (480) 829-1967. {thanks to Meggie}

Amnesiac will be released tomorrow in Ireland! {thanks to John}

Boris Becker is Thom Yorke? We didn’t even know you liked tennis Thom! {thanks to Nicolas}

Nude as the News has launched three new articles on Radiohead, including a review of the new album, a band profile and an odd piece of humor, called Trivee. ‘Head on over and check it out!

There is an article (in Portuguese) about Radiohead and their show recently in Bilbao, Spain at www.blitz.pt. {thanks to bey}

Mexican radio station Radioactivo is celebrating it’s 9th anniversary with many specials and contests, and they sure won’t leave Radiohead out of it. Here’s a list of Radiohead events in Radioactivo:

– June 4th: Amnesiac will go on sale, and radioactivo will be at Mixup G?nova (a record store in Mexico City)at 6:30 local time giving away special radiohead gifts to people who buy the cd.
– June 5th: Radioactivo will be airing one of Radiohead concerts in Dublin.
– During that week radioactivo will be giving away a trip to the U.S. to watch one the Radiohead concerts, so stay tuned and be ready to do whatever it takes to win that trip!.
oh, and thereยซs a poll at www.radioactivo.com.mx/98.5 about which is the most awaited cd. So far Amnesiac is in the lead.

{thanks to Nicolas}

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Tonight the tour begins!

by Jonathan on May 26, 2001

Yay! Radiohead begin their tour tonight in Bilbao, Spain! If anyone is going to this show, or the any of the other future ones, and would like to send us pictures, setlist, or a review, please do!

“Pyramid Song” has entered the Irish Single’s Chart at Number 10. After playing the song on the national chart show, the DJ simply said “absolutely gorgeous song”. {thanks to Gerry}

Is Radiohead best described by you? Then prove it! {thanks to Jessica}

And finally, if this rumor is true it will surely bring a smile to Radiohead fans in Latin America. Hopefully there will be more info later…

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EIL

by Jonathan on May 25, 2001

EIL has some of the Amnesiac promos for sale right now! They feature all the tracks from the album and it sells for $29.99. Hurry cause there are limited copies!

There are many sites out there that have the full Amnesiac album streaming so you can hear it. Check out heavy.com and mtv.com to name a few. You can also hear it through iBlip v2.0.

Radiohead’s only French show at Vaison La Romaine will be webcasted by LesInrocks.com and Orange. For those of you not lucky enough to attend the show, you will be able to watch it in the comfort of your own homes! The show is set to be webcasted live on www.lesinrocks.com and www.itineris.com on Monday May 28th @ 20h15 GMT (8.15 pm GMT) and will remain on line till Monday June 11st.

DJ Pied Piper On Top Of Radiohead In Charts.

DJ Pied Piper’s ‘Do You Like It’ outsold Radiohead’s first single in two years ‘Pyramid Song’ two-to-one on the first day of sales (May 21). A Number Two slot would still be a singles best for Radiohead as they’ve previously only manged a UK Number Three. {thanks to Saff}

There will be an Amnesiac listening party in Miami at Spec’s Music next to Sunset Place on US1 on June 4 from 10 P.M. to 12
P.M. {thanks to Ben}

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PHIL!!!!!

by Jonathan on May 23, 2001

Here is some more information about the Evening Session show Radiohead is doing as reported earlier today:

The Radio 1 show on tuesday with Radiohead is a review show. It was recorded last week, and 3 people who won a competition on 9th May were able to go and interview them and review Amnesiac. The show will air the interviews and the reviews and play some of the tracks from the album. It will be aired between 8 and 10 and you can listen online if you are outside the UK.

{thanks to Paul and Karine}

There will be a listening party for Amnesiac in Milwaukee next Tuesday at:

The Vox
2203 N Prospect
Ph: 414-277-0481
*starts at 9pm

Also, our friend Ryan at AliveOne in Chicago says that there will be some drink specials during the Amnesiac listening party there next Wednesday, May 30. ๐Ÿ™‚

The NME has awarded “Pyramid Song” Single of the Week. {thanks to Chris}

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