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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rumoring Radiohead

So, yesterday I had this idea about the pie in sky possibility that Friday's The King of Limbs might just the first installment in a bigger album.  It was fun to put the word out, speculate and start rumors.  Apparently, it is an idea a lot of people liked.  That post, so far, has attracted over 5,000 6,000 10,000+ visitors to the blog in just a couple days.  More interesting, however, is how this rumor I started has now popped up on forums, discussion boards, album reviews, record label sites, youtube, etc...

So, what do we learn?  A rumor doesn't have to have much substantiated evidence to get spread around like wildfire - it just has to be something people WANT to believe.

Would a double-album, with more to come today or later be great?  Yes.  Is it likely to happen?  No.  But, that is why I started the rumor - because I want to believe.

On a happier note, Radiohead LP sessions have always included a large amount of additional material, released later as EPs, single b-sides, bonus discs or 2nd LPs (in the case of Amnesiac).  So, any way you slice it, this surely isn't the last we have heard from the King of Limbs sessions.

Friday, February 18, 2011

King of Limbs, double album?

I have a theory.  What if The King of Limbs is actually a double album....

Consider the following issues...


Length:

This album is only 8 tracks and just under 38 minutes long.  Radiohead isn't known for brevity.  

Also, consider that the box set comes with TWO 10" discs.  That is WAY more space than a simple 38 minutes of music!



Separator:

The last song is called "Separator."

WHAT IF

"Separator" is actually the MIDDLE track in a double-album, the 2nd half of which will be released tomorrow as scheduled.


Also, consider that one of the last lines of Separator is "If you Think this is over, you're wrong"



Also, consider that Separator has been a melody circulating about under the name "Mouse, Bird, Dog" as a live track Yorke played last year.  Was the name changed simply to hint at this double album?


Misc:

The album was released 1 day earlier than previously scheduled.

The King of Limbs was announced as a "newspaper album," and that still hasn't been fully explained.  Another song that has been floating around from last year has been "The Daily Mail," which is a prominent British newspaper.  That track is current NOT on the album.  It seems to me that it should be, and maybe could appear on a 2nd installment to the album.

According to DIY Records, orders were marked TKOL1-.  Does this imply a TKOL2- on the way?

If this Guardian blogger is to be trusted (@Helienee), sources close to Radiohead say there is something more to come on youtube tomorrow. 


Also, doesn't this sound like a Radiohead type thing to do!

Radiohead's The King of Limbs available NOW (a day early)

The preordered downloads were advertised to be available on Saturday, but thekingoflimbs.com site has the download available now!  Go forth!  Download!

New Radiohead song/video - Lotus Flower

This is the first track we have heard off of The King of Limbs (out tomorrow if you preordered).  Features some of the best Thom Yorke dance move to date!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, out Saturday, Feb. 19th!

Preorder now and hold your breath until digitial download arrive on Friday!!!  I am so excited, I don't even know what to say.  AHHH!!!!!

Thekingoflimbs.com