03 May 11
As amazing as Stanley Donwood’s debut/Radiohead’s new venture The King of Limbs is, no amount of ridiculously cumbersome newspapers, LSD tabs, or translucent frisbees are going to shoo away the incessant moaning, from the fans (myself included), over wanting to see the actual music performed live. Assuming the band haven’t had an extra set of arms grafted to their bodies, just how do they play all those layers live? Will Thom remember the choreography and his 12 pack of Red Bull for when they play Lotus Flower? Are the rumors true that Phil’s been swapped for a drum machine with a pair of drum sticks and bald cap sellotaped to it? Well answers are coming friends. Right now infact, as scooped up and rearranged in a text format, straight from Bryce Edge, Radiohead management employee’s mouth!
“This will be Radiohead’s first collaboration with BBC Worldwide and the band are excited at the prospect of having their first live performance of ‘The King of Limbs’ broadcast around the world . The band will be filmed and recorded by the From The Basement team, which includes Nigel Godrich their long time producer, Dilly Gent ,who commissioned many of the memorable Radiohead videos and Grant Gee who filmed the Radiohead documentary ‘Meeting People is Easy’”
Yeah you read right, 55 minutes of Basement flavoured, Thom Yorke tinged, highly defined goodness is coming our way on July 1st! The broadcast is set to feature The King of Limbs in its entirety, plus a few peaks and prods from behind the scenes, hopefully laying to rest the mystery of where Thom’s buying his spiffing bowler hats, and skinny jeans these days. Oh and how they wrote and recorded it and what they used and whatever. Fingers crossed mainly the hat thing though.
Yes that is a painting of Thom Yorke holding a deformed cat. Problem?