Oh, that irrepressible Radiohead!
To date, they’ve broken just about every rule in the rock and roll playbook, and continued to thrive.
To promote their latest “King Of Limbs” effort — which they billed as a “newspaper album” when they released it a day early via their website — singer Thom Yorke actually took to the London streets in newsboy attire to personally hand out “Universal Sigh” broadsheets to passersby. And don’t even get us started on the man’s strange bizarre-world-“All That Jazz” video for the recent single “Lotus Flower.”
Words can barely describe it.
On Oct. 11, they’re at it again, with yet another new release, “TKOL RMX 1234567,” another unusual twist on “King Of Limbs.”
Over the summer, the group has released a series of seven 12-inch singles, featuring personally commissioned remixes of various album cuts, like “Bloom,” “Give Up The Ghost” and “Morning Mr. Magpie.” The artists involved included SBTRKT, Caribou, Broken Chord, Pearson Sound and Mark Pritchard, among others. But the new two-disc, 19-track set anthologizes all of the reworkings in one convenient place.
What will they get up to next?