Kid A Radiohead

RH in crossword

You know Radiohead have made it now! Radiohead appeared last Friday in the New York Times crossword:

14 Across: 2001 Grammy-winning band for the album “Kid A”

(thanks to Eric)

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Kid A Pumpkins

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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Celebs who love RH

On Carson Daly’s “Last Call” last night (Oct. 4), Peter Gabriel was on promoting his new album Up. Carson Daly asked the following:

Carson Daly – “Is there anything just sort of currently that might, I don’t know, move you or inspire you musically of stuff that’s out there right now?”

Peter Gabriel – “I don’t know, I mean, for me when I saw Radiohead’s Kid A at number one that was a big thrill because it was the most experimental record I’ve seen at number one in this country, that I can remember. So that’s one of those things. I mean there’s a lot of interesting stuff, we have a band, just been at the studio (real world studios, peter gabriels studios) called Sigur Ros, that I think are very good and I listen to a lot of the world music stuff, so that keeps me fascinated.”

In other “celebrities who love Radiohead” news, NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake mentioned his admiration of Radiohead, calling them the “modern-day Beatles”, in an interview with MTV. We’ll save you from having to read the full interview:

I don’t know if people will get this, but the way I treated my vocals in the verse of ‘Take It From Here’ was like [Radiohead’s] Thom Yorke or [Coldplay’s] Chris Martin,” he added. “To me, Radiohead and Coldplay are the modern-day Beatles. I would love to do a duet with Chris Martin someday. That would just be something so original, and I know I could pull it off. It may not happen, but it doesn’t hurt to put it out there.”

(thanks to Brooks, tlw1981, & Katya)

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100 Greatest Albums

Radiohead scored three times in the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Albums Poll:

#8 OK Computer
#17 The Bends
#26 Kid A

(thanks to everyone that submitted this link)

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Sasha on RH

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

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)