Radiohead formally launch leaked OK Pc materials after turning down $150,000 ransom

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A cache of unreleased music from Radiohead’s classes for OK Pc lately leaked on-line. Now, the band has formally launched the leaked materials by way of Bandcamp and is donating the proceeds to the local weather activist group Extinction Insurrection.

Based on a be aware posted by guitarist Jonny Greenwood, “We received hacked final week – somebody stole Thom’s minidisk archive from across the time of OK Pc, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on risk of releasing it. So as a substitute of complaining – a lot – or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in assist of Extinction Insurrection. Only for the following 18 days. So for £18 yow will discover out if we must always have paid that ransom.”

Greenwood added: “By no means meant for public consumption (although some clips did attain the cassette within the OK Pc reissue) it’s solely tangentially fascinating. And really, very lengthy. Not a cellphone obtain. Wet out, isn’t it although?”

Unfold throughout 18 mini discs, the cache embody numerous beforehand unreleased demos, outtakes, stay recordings, and unfinished variations of tracks from the band’s OK Pc period — of which Reddit customers have meticulously listed in a Google Doc.

The leaked materials options early iterations of “Raise”, “I Promise”, “Airbag”, “Paranoid Android”, “Let Down”, “Palo Alto”, and “The Vacationer”. Demos and stay radio session renditions of “Movement Image Soundtrack” are included, as are soundcheck variations of “No Surprises”. There’s even early sketches for a James Bond soundtrack.

You possibly can stream the leaked materials under, and/or buy the total cache by way of Bandcamp.

— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) June 11, 2019



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