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Old 08-01-2004, 21:54   #1
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They're a fantastic band, and have more ideas and imagination in their little toes than 1000 Oasis wannabes.
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Old 09-01-2004, 13:10   #2
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Personally have never been able to listen to Kid A or Amnesiac all the way through, though I have tried many times. They still have some real stand out tracks on though such as 'How To Disappear' and 'Pyramid Song', so I own them for those tracks alone.

I'm a Bends-lover personally. Hail To The Thief is also very good with only a few bad points.
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I used to love them but have gone off them a little. The Bends and Ok Computer are must-have albums - they're great and I never tire listening to them, but I haven't bothered with adding the other albums to my collection, apart from Pablo Honey which showed the band in their infancy and has their great breakthrough hit 'Creep' on it.

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Old 08-01-2004, 23:32   #4
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i agree with dave, OK Computer ownz The Bends.

been disappointed with their later efforts though - Amnesiac and Hail.
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:26   #5
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yeah i kinda gone off Radiohead too. But can always listen to OK Computer.

I would check out Kid A as well Matt, i think its amazing, really spaced out, best listened in the dark .
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:28   #6
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Pablo Honey has good stuff produced badly. The version of 'You' on the Itch EP is formiddable.

You also want to buy the following:

Itch EP
My Iron Lung EP
Airbag EP
Planet Telex/High & Dry (CD1 & 2)
Just (CD1 & 2)
Street Spirit [Fade Out] (CD1 & 2)
Fake Plastic Trees (CD1 & 2)

Between them that covers almost every great b-side from that era and the b-sides are VERY good. There are three versions of Killer Cars and two of Banana Co in there, plus Maquilladora which has the greatest guitar solo ever committed to shiny disc on it.
where can i get the EPs cheap ?

i have a CD with all b sides from the net but quality is all variable. Might have to start the collection.
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Old 13-01-2004, 16:41   #7
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To be honst I'm not sure.

I bought all mine before the internet was a viable option for shopping, using HMV and/or Virgin.

Itch comes in two forms: The expensive (~£27) Japanese version and the cheaper (~£15) New Zealand version, though this doesn't have the (Japanese) booklet which has a long discussion of the band circa Pablo Honey era. I have a translation of that booklet on my Hard Drive somewhere so was happy enough to have the cheap NZ version of Itch.

My Iron Lung should be available for about £9 in HMV in an Aussie import version, but equally you could buy Parts 1 and 2 of the single. The EP has Creep Acoustic but that's on Itch and others so it's really only the convenience of a single CD you get.

Airbag was a limited U.S. E.P. - after all, it's just a collection of b-sides from OK Computer that the UK market already had, but with a very cool little booklet. When first released they also put versions out on UK shelves at £6.99 and I bought one then (being the completist that I was ).

I would think you should be able to get imports of all three. Check out the Aussie, Japanese and U.S. branches of Amazon maybe if you're not seeing them on the sites here. I'm sure one of the music sponsors on the drop down above must have them. :confused:

Failing that, big HMVs and Virgins will probably have them in with the albums or singles...
Right, im confused with this.

basically i want all the B sides before HTTT to replace my bootleg collection.

but im not bothered with limited edition fancy booklets.

which EPs / singles are not available in the UK but include B sides that i require ?

for example, the Itch EP can only be got from NZ or Japan, can the B sides on there be found on the other singles / EP CDs?

basically looking for cheapest option.
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Old 14-01-2004, 09:55   #8
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ok thanks, so bascially the only one i gotta worry about is Itch, any idea where to get it ?
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Old 18-01-2004, 21:38   #9
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picked up the Jap Itch today for £15.99, burnt a hole in my pocket.

just readign the above, i can only get Pop Is Dead,Inside My Head and Million Dollar Question if i buy the Jap Pablo Honey ?

ive seen an uncompressed download of that album, i might have to make an exception and download it and shove it into my UK Pablo Honey case.

The Thinking About You alt version is great
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don't just listen to the mainstream tracks by the way.
there are loads of superb unreleased live songs out there too.

big ideas,
follow me around,
big boots (man-o-war),
the thief,
reckoner,
lift,

www.ateaseweb.com is great place to start looking
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Try the suggestions in THIS thread and be converted!

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They're over rated by several small planets so don't get your hopes up to much. They're still a very good band though and I'd start with The Bends followed by OK Computer and if you like both of those go on to Kid A.
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I've really tried to get into Kid A and Amnesiac, but I just can't do it.

I'll stick to The Bends and OK Computer. Great LP's, although I've probably overplayed them a bit now...
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Only really got round to checking out more of their stuff last year after I became curious as to whether some of the hype about them was true. I can happily confirm that they do have some genius moments spread over all their albums. Some excellent musical ideas and innovations that pretty much blew me away upon a first listen (even though I joined the party a bit late).


For a complete album experience, I would say that things dont get much better than either OK Computer or The Bends. Just make sure you dont miss out on any of the gems on the other albums.
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Old 09-01-2004, 13:18   #15
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Personally have never been able to listen to Kid A or Amnesiac all the way through, though I have tried many times. They still have some real stand out tracks on though such as 'How To Disappear' and 'Pyramid Song', so I own them for those tracks alone.

I'm a Bends-lover personally. Hail To The Thief is also very good with only a few bad points.
Not really much of a HTTT fan. There's some nice stuff on there but it's all a bit 'woolly' for me, and too long and unfocussed.

I like National Anthem off Kid A, plus How To Disappear and Optimistic. Unfortunately I had a bootleg of the acoustic 'original' (with extra verse) version of Motion Picture Soundtrack around the time of OK Computer, so I can never like the Kid A version.

Amnesiac is much stronger for me but is just a collection of tracks and I don't like that (I like a flow to an album in the way OKC does). Barring Push/Pulk and Like Spinning Plates (I'll come to that) I like the album. So much in fact that I did a reordered version taking those three Kid A tracks and putting the Flying Bears track straight before I Might Be Wrong so they faded together and creating a single album of the stuff I liked off the two.

The thing that really annoys me is how much better Kid A/Amnesiac stuff can sound live. The key 'offenders' being Like Spinning Plates on piano and Phil's extra drums on top of the dull electronic beat of Idiotech. For me, both those tracks (as heard on the 'I Might Be Wrong' live album) are head and shoulders above the studio versions.

Possibly Kid A suffers from too much studio work and not enough time being played live before they recorded it, not something that was true of RH's other albums for sure. :confused:
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Pablo Honey has good stuff produced badly. The version of 'You' on the Itch EP is formiddable.

You also want to buy the following:

Itch EP
My Iron Lung EP
Airbag EP
Planet Telex/High & Dry (CD1 & 2)
Just (CD1 & 2)
Street Spirit [Fade Out] (CD1 & 2)
Fake Plastic Trees (CD1 & 2)

Between them that covers almost every great b-side from that era and the b-sides are VERY good. There are three versions of Killer Cars and two of Banana Co in there, plus Maquilladora which has the greatest guitar solo ever committed to shiny disc on it.
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where can i get the EPs cheap ?

i have a CD with all b sides from the net but quality is all variable. Might have to start the collection.
To be honst I'm not sure.

I bought all mine before the internet was a viable option for shopping, using HMV and/or Virgin.

Itch comes in two forms: The expensive (~£27) Japanese version and the cheaper (~£15) New Zealand version, though this doesn't have the (Japanese) booklet which has a long discussion of the band circa Pablo Honey era. I have a translation of that booklet on my Hard Drive somewhere so was happy enough to have the cheap NZ version of Itch.

My Iron Lung should be available for about £9 in HMV in an Aussie import version, but equally you could buy Parts 1 and 2 of the single. The EP has Creep Acoustic but that's on Itch and others so it's really only the convenience of a single CD you get.

Airbag was a limited U.S. E.P. - after all, it's just a collection of b-sides from OK Computer that the UK market already had, but with a very cool little booklet. When first released they also put versions out on UK shelves at £6.99 and I bought one then (being the completist that I was ).

I would think you should be able to get imports of all three. Check out the Aussie, Japanese and U.S. branches of Amazon maybe if you're not seeing them on the sites here. I'm sure one of the music sponsors on the drop down above must have them. :confused:

Failing that, big HMVs and Virgins will probably have them in with the albums or singles...
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Don't forget that not only was creep on Pablo Honey but also High & Dry which is v.good.
No it's not. High & Dry is on The Bends!
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I think he means the "My Iron Lung" EP, which definitely contains a very nice acoustic Creep; or, indeed, he means one of the "High & Dry" singles, which might well have contained the same track (I can't remember right now, though). Not the original, although it's probably better.
Well possibly. Except High & Dry never had anything of the sort as the b-sides. It has 2 different Planet Telex mixes, Maquilladora and one of the two electric versions of Killer Cars...

Maybe he meant Thinking About You instead of High & Dry?
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Well, indeed. Unfortunately, I don't have many Radiohead singles, and I couldn't be bothered looking it up on the Net, so it was just deduction. Not entirely successful, but then these things almost never are.
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I do like that acoustic Creep, though.
Yeah it's very good, if impossible to play on an acoustic without hand cramp setting in!! Shame there's only that one version. I've never heard another...
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