Blast from the past…
We resisted as much as we could to post this, but it has to be done. With the release of the “Lotus Flower” video last Friday, the Internet has exploded with a new meme of people taking the video and having Thom dance to different music. Below is a sample of what is out there for your enjoyment. Let’s never speak of this again, okay?
This week has been full of surprises to say the least. We woke up this morning to find that the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, was available to download a day early. If you pre-ordered, head on over to www.thekingoflimbs.com to get your copy now. If you haven’t purchased the album yet, get over there now! What are you waiting for?
- Morning Mr Magpie
- Little By Little
- Lotus Flower
- Give Up The Ghost
What does The King of Limbs mean, anyway? According to Wikipedia, the name of the album possibly refers to an oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, thought to be 1,000 years old. The tree is a pollarded oak, referring to an ancient technique for harvesting timber for fencing and firewood. Though it does not feature on maps, the tree is said to be 3 miles (4.8 km) from Tottenham Court House, where Radiohead recorded part of their previous album In Rainbows.
We were also thrilled to see that a video was posted for “Lotus Flower” this morning. It was produced and directed by Garth Jennings. Check it:
What do you think? Tell us your thoughts about the album in the comments. Enjoy!
This is certainly old news for most of you, though it’s so cool that we had to post it. A group of fans recently put together a DVD of live footage from the 8/23/2009 show in Prague. What’s even cooler is that Radiohead provided the audio masters for them to use so not only do we get amazing visuals, the sound is top notch.
But wait, can it get any better? Yes. The concert is available in a slew of different formats… all for FREE.
Here is the trailer:
To download, check out http://radiohead-prague.nataly.fr/
Okay, this is our last flashback of the day. In going with the mid 90s theme of never-released songs, we now look at the very popular live song, “Lift.” It was played regularly in 1996 on tour and is the only Radiohead song where Thom actually refers to himself by name in the lyrics. Well, that is until the song was reworked in 2002. This brings us back to those pre-OK Computer days where a lot of fans thought (and hoped) that it would be included on the album.
Here’s the original:
And the reworked version from 2002:
Which one do you prefer?