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Offline eddie92099

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Radiohead
on: November 28, 2003, 10:15:45 PM
I wonder what your views are on the music by British "Alternative Rock" band Radiohead (I am a big fan and saw them at Earl's Court, London last night  :D). They are certainly set apart from the other popular bands around at the moment (BBC music magazine included their albums Kid A and Amnesiac as part of a feature on the top 10 classical compositions of the past few decades and concert pianist Christopher O'Riley has transcribed some of their music and plays it in his recitals and as encores - there is a feature on this which includes some of his transcriptions available for streaming here: https://www.npr.org/programs/pt/4a/oriley.html),
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #1 on: November 30, 2003, 01:19:21 AM
https://www.truelovewaits.cc/

Ed there's a link here that looks like samples from the CD, but it's not working for me.

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #2 on: November 30, 2003, 01:33:53 AM
This link is working for me but seems to take its time. If you are interested in some of the band's music I will happily send you some MP3 files,
Ed

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #3 on: November 30, 2003, 04:09:07 AM
thanks anyway. I know - and like - radiohead.

I'd like to hear these transcriptions though. Will try again later - in a hurry now.

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #4 on: November 30, 2003, 08:20:08 AM
On this side of the pond, there is a radio program called From the Top hosted by Christopher O'Reilly.  (He's quite a pianist!).  Anyway, he was in Portland for a piano festival last summer, where he played a recital, including his own arrangements for piano of Radiohead music.  He's quite hooked on the stuff, although I couldn't tell the difference from one  piece to the next, either composionally nor harmonically.  It just didn't float my boat.  But if it would help, there's probably a web site out there on either Chris or the radio show that would offer up some more info on them.
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #5 on: November 30, 2003, 11:09:06 PM
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I couldn't tell the difference from one  piece to the next, either composionally nor harmonically.  It just didn't float my boat.  


Naturally his transcriptions cannot compare to the experience of hearing them live, or even hearing their albums,
Ed

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #6 on: December 01, 2003, 12:23:08 AM
I love Radiohead, it took some time to understand them though, but now I'm a bit older and I fell in love with their music.
Listening to O'Riley's Knives Out, damn I'd love to be able to play that. Thanks for the link, Ed!

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #7 on: December 06, 2003, 08:51:25 PM
I love listening to the radio show FROM THE TOP.  Chris sometimes plays his Radiohead arrangements on the show.  I'm not really familiar with the group but I love hearing Chris's arrangements.

btw, the website is www.fromthetop.org
and www.christopheroriley.com
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #8 on: December 08, 2003, 01:57:53 AM
Brad Mehldau has recorded Radiohead's "Exit Music (for a film)" several times.

My favorite is on "The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 4". This one is live. I prefer it to the studio version.

I heard him play it live as a solo encore at one of his trio concerts.

He's recorded at least one other radiohead tune and played several live but I don't remember which ones.
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #9 on: December 09, 2003, 12:26:06 AM
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Brad Mehldau has recorded Radiohead's "Exit Music (for a film)" several times.


The piano transcription of Exit Music (for a film) is exceptional too,
Ed

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #10 on: December 22, 2003, 11:13:48 AM
what on earth happened to them after ok computer?  amnesiac was sort of allright but their latest one, i don't even know the name of it, prompted me to lose all of my fandom for them.  it's just rubbish.
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #11 on: December 22, 2003, 11:34:11 AM
After OK Computer came Kid A which is without doubt the best "pop" album in my collection. Amnesiac wasn't as good, but the latest one, Hail to the thief is exceptional in places,
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #12 on: December 22, 2003, 01:37:14 PM
hey ed you ever figured out how to play Sail to the Moon? It gets too messy for me to hear the piano parts after a bit.

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #13 on: December 22, 2003, 02:12:19 PM
I have given up trying to work out the parts - I'm just waiting for Christopher O'Riley's score books to be released,
Ed

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #14 on: December 22, 2003, 06:05:44 PM
 Just re-listened to Kid A last night for the first time in quite a while.  What a great album.
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #15 on: January 18, 2004, 08:53:03 PM
im a fan of radiohead, but i only have 6 of their albums, ok computer has to be the best overall, but even pablo has some great songs. also check out 'strung out on radiohead' which is a string quartet tribute to radiohead.
i disagree with ed's statement that they are ahead of any other band in popular music - there are plenty other bands that write more complex and experimental , not to mention brilliant songs. what about you radiohead fans, what other bands would you put up there with radiohead?
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Re: Radiohead
Reply #16 on: January 19, 2004, 12:42:44 AM
For intricacy, complexity, amazing lyrics (very symbolic and poetic), the avante-garde, experimental metal band Scholomance

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #17 on: January 19, 2004, 01:12:55 AM
Sigur Ros,
Ed

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #18 on: January 19, 2004, 01:43:28 AM
I think I may have heard of them. Scholomance blends amazing really fast guitars, classical guitar, piano, amazing keyboard solos, and tons of ethnic instruments. Some of my favorite lyrics are : I found a raven's feathers beneath melting snow. I thought about how you fed upon me in the manner of most vile carrion - lips painted glistening scarlet. You were the heroin in my veins.

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Re: Radiohead
Reply #19 on: January 19, 2004, 04:04:14 PM
indeed - heavy metal is a most interesting genre nowadays, although i havent heard of these bands, apart from maybe ed's addition, how about tool? they are rhythmically complex, what about mr bungle? they are insanely wierd and eclectix - but at the same thime brilliant. What about Dream Theater? or other prog rock bands in general - their music takes the stylistic elements of popular music - like radiohead - and uses it in much more complex and exciting structures.
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