Posts Tagged ‘Radiohead’

The making of Radiohead’s “House of Cards” video

July 16, 2008

I posted the video to House of Cards yesterday.  Check out the creators explain how they used technology to shoot a video with no cameras or lights.

Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards” created with 3D plotting; uses no cameras or lights

July 15, 2008

In Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards”, no cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video was created entirely with visualizations of that data.

Directed by James Frost
From the album IN RAINBOWS

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Oasis on doing a Radiohead-like album giveaway, “F**k that.”

July 11, 2008

(Promo photo from the Oasis’ official website)

OASIS fans should not expect Radiohead-style free albums from the Mancunian rockers.

Noel Gallagher is apparently looking to make his money back.

The elder Gallagher brother says fans will have to pay full whack for the band’s next album, Dig Out Your Soul, and dismisses Radiohead’s honesty-box policy of selling albums as “a great way of getting a load of marketing for free”.

He said: “That’s not our bag. I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America and the most expensive graphic designer in London, to then give it away. F*** that.”


Lollapalooza 2008 lineup schedule

June 21, 2008

Click here to see the band schedule for Lollapalooza 2008, Aug. 1-3 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Looks great.

Gene Simmons of Kiss blames the death of the recording industry on fans

June 18, 2008

Radiohead have been blasted by veteran rockers KISS for giving their music away for free.

Bassist Gene Simmons says the British rockers – who gave fans the choice to download last year’s album ‘In Rainbows’ for free or pay a sum of their choosing – says their decision is contributing to the demise of the record industry and insists his band would never follow suit.

Gene – who starred in reality TV show ‘School of Rock’ – said: “The record industry is dead. It’s six feet underground and unfortunately the fans have done this. They’ve decided to download and file share.

There is no record industry around so we’re going to wait until everybody settles down and becomes civilised.

“As soon as the record industry pops its head up we’ll record new material.”

Meanwhile, Radiohead were left with a row of empty seats at a recent French concert after a ticket giveaway backfired.

The eco-friendly group announced 50 passes were available for their show at Paris’ Bercy Arena but fans could only get by cycling to their record label’s offices in the French city.

However, Parisians were not prepared to get on their bikes so 35 tickets went unclaimed.

A source said: “Radiohead are using their current world tour to highlight their commitment to green issues.

“They advise all concertgoers to use public transport and are doing all they can to make their carbon footprint as small as possible.

“Unfortunately the French didn’t appear to share their noble intentions and roundly ignored the free ticket tactic.”


Radiohead realizes how much money it’s missing out on, puts entire catalog on iTunes

June 9, 2008

Hmmm…I guess they’re done distributing it directly themselves. Too bad.

ITunes customers can now buy music from Radiohead’s EMI label days, following a change in heart on the part of the band regarding the unbundling of albums into individual songs.

“There has been massive demand for Radiohead’s music on iTunes,” EMI communications SVP Jeanne Meyer told Listening Post. “Once In Rainbows was unbundled, it was a natural progression to unbundle (the rest of) their catalog” so that it would be available there.

Radiohead had previously allowed EMI to sell its albums digitally on music services only in album form. Apple refuses to do this, so Radiohead declined to sell its music on iTunes — by far the largest of the digital music stores. However, the band’s approach changed with In Rainbows, which the band released for unbundled sale on iTunes following its pricing-optional debut.

Radiohead’s back catalog of EMI albums, its videos and its new Greatest Hits album are all available in the iTunes Plus store, in the DRM-free AAC format.

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And one of my favorite Radiohead videos of all time: “Street Spirit” from their album “The Bends.”

Prince and Radiohead in a battle of talented weirdos

June 1, 2008

Radiohead to Prince: Unblock ‘Creep’ cover videos shot at Coachella

WASHINGTON — After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn’t be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied – even Radiohead.

All videos of Prince’s unique rendition of Radiohead’s early hit were quickly taken down, leaving only a message that his label, NPG Records, had removed the clips, claiming a copyright violation. But the posted videos were shot by fans and, obviously, the song isn’t Prince’s.

In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince’s performance from a text message and thought it was “hilarious.” Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O’Brien, said the blocking had prevented him from seeing Prince’s version of their song.

“Really? He’s blocked it?” asked Yorke, who figured it was their song to block or not. “Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment.”

Yorke added: “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our … song.”

YouTube prohibits the posting of copyrighted material. If the site receives a complaint from a copyright owner, it will in most cases remove the video(s). Whether the same could be done for a company not holding a copyright is less clear, but Yorke’s argument would seem to bear some credence according to YouTube’s policies. YouTube, which is owned by Google, declined to comment.

Prince also did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

The dispute was an interesting twist in debates over digital ownership, held between two major acts with differing views on music and the Internet. Radiohead famously released their most recent album, “In Rainbows,” as a digital download with optional pricing. They also have a channel on YouTube.

When Prince performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 26, he prohibited the standard arrangement of allowing photographers to shoot near the stage during the first three songs of his set. Instead, he had a camera crew filming his performance.

Prince, who founded NPG Records in 1993, has been innovative when it comes to music distribution, too. He released his 1997 album, “Crystal Ball,” on the Internet and in 2006 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Webbys. In 2007, he gave away copies of his disc “Planet Earth” in a British Sunday newspaper.

But the Purple One has also shut down his official website and in September of last year said he would sue YouTube and EBay for not filtering unauthorized content.

Prince fans have organized to urge him to relent in his legal fights to control images and photographs of himself. As of Thursday, the most popular YouTube clip about Prince playing “Creep” is an expletive-laden rant from Sam Conti Jr., who describes himself as a “former Prince fan.”
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And here’s some fan footage that was reposted of Prince performing “Creep” at Coachella Music Festival on April 27, 2008.