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Published on June 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


UPDATE: So THAT’S where the leaked OK Computer material came from. And now you can legally own it.

Earlier this month, a trove of unreleased Radiohead material from the OK Computer era appeared online, sending Reddit into something of a feeding frenzy.

The source of this music was a big pile of Minidiscs that came from…somewhere. But this tweet from Jonny Greenwood makes everything clear.

If you go to Bandcamp, you’ll find this note:

we’ve been hacked 
my archived mini discs from 1995-1998(?) 
it’s not v interesting 
there’s a lot of it 

as it’s out there 
it may as well be out there 
until we all get bored 
and move on 

if you want it, you can buy the whole lot here 
18 minidisks for £18 [That’s about CAD$30]
the proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion 

Before you begin, though, you’ll need this Google Doc to help you sort through everything. All is annotated here which should help you pick out the best stuff. Whoever did this is a true obsessive. We owe them a debt of thanks.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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