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Com Leg:2 Plus 2 Equals 5 CD (2007)

Artist: Radiohead

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Product Overview

Track Listing
1. 2+2=5
2. Remyxomatosis
3. I Will
4. Paperbag Writer
5. I Am a Wicked Child
6. I Am Citizen Insane
7. Skttrbrain
8. Gagging Order
9. Fog (Again)
10. Where Bluebirds Fly

Specifications

Label Msi Music
SKU 204339117
UPC 094639347902
UPC 14 00094639347902
Format CD
Release Date 5/8/2007
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Author Radiohead
Credits
Bass, Synthesizers Colin Greenwood
Guitar, Vocals Ed O'Brien
Guitar, Ondes Martenot, Keyboards Jonny Greenwood
Drums, Percussion Phil Selway
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Electronics Thom Yorke
Artist Bio
RadioheadIn 2001, around the time that his first child was born, Thom Yorke took the habit of spending the early evenings driving alone around the fields and by-ways surrounding his home just as dusk was drawing in. "I've got one of these cars with the natty blue headlights and the colours of the headlights got mixed in with the wild-life running into the bushes. The twilight invoked a dream-state within me. It's incredibly beautiful where we live but I used to listen to this Penderecki tune that's really ominous and scary and I'd just get this perverse sense of foreboding."These solitary drives helped inspire the ideas that bolster up much of what would eventually become Radiohead's 6th album. "I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because - suddenly being a parent - I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day. It was during the Afghan war and it would ring bells in my head. I'd sit there making mad lists on pieces of paper of the people in the public eye that I had it in for." (laughs).In early 2002 the quintet reconvened at their Oxfordshire rehearsal/recording studio for six whole months of ironing the new material into workable shape. "We're an old-fashioned band in the sense that we work very intensely on our arrangements", claims Jonny Greenwood. "The rehearsals were all recorded endlessly and we'd eventually got a compilation of the best songs, so that once we reach the studio we could present Nigel (Godrich) with finished material and work quickly."In September 2002 the group flew out for recording sessions in Los Angeles at the virtual insistence of producer Nigel Godrich. "I remember us recording "Kid A" in a country house in the middle of nowhere and Nigel would keep telling us "we should be doing this in L.A.. We could be eating sushi right now", recalls Jonny. "and we'd be standing in some market square in Oxfordshire at midnight and there weren't even any street lights! So we said, "Nigel, you can have it your way this time. But only for two weeks.""Nigel dragged us out to L.A.", adds Ed O'Brien, "because he'd done three records there - two with Beck, one with Travis. We'd always been hesitant about working in Los Angeles because - let's face it - Radiohead mixing in with the Hotel California mind-set doesn't sound like a potential marriage made in heaven. But we quickly realized you can function out there without becoming tarnished by whatever else going on there. It was the best recording experience we ever had. We finished one song each day we were booked. We didn't over-scrutinize. We didn't get too cerebral. We trusted in ourselves, Nigel, the studio and the songs and just let go, really."
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Artist Radiohead
Music Format Compact Disc
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