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Secret Radiohead Album (Ok Computer + In Rainbows)

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Posted by ComesWithASword
Dec 20, 2010 23:50:02 GMT -5

"There's a way to combine the tracks from OK Computer (hereinafter referred to as 01) and In Rainbows (hereinafter referred to as 10), to form one huge mega-album. As Puddlegum explains, "To create the 01 and 10 playlist, begin with OK Computer's track one, "Airbag," and follow this with In Rainbow's track one, "15 Step." Alternate the albums, track by track, until you reach "Karma Police" on OK Computer, making "All I Need" the tenth track on the 01 and 10 playlist." It's not that they sound nice together; it's that these songs were definitely meant to make us shit our pants when played like this. In the way that "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight" and "The End" all flow into each other on The Beatles' Abbey Road, these songs all flow into one another as well, as if they were all recorded in one big session.

...the song "Nude" (10 album), starts with the reverb from "Subterranean Homesick Alien" (01 album) still lingering, and the beats at the end of "Airbag" (01) set the tempo for "15 Step" (10). There's nothing unusual about that ... except when you consider that those songs were written and recorded 10 years apart. The pants-shitting synchronicity also applies to the lyrics. Puddlegum gives some examples and says: "There appears to be a concept flowing through the 01 and 10 playlist. Ideas in one song [are] picked up by the next." In fact, one of the songs from In Rainbows was originally written for OK Computer and not used for 10 years, and the title of another seems to sum up the whole thing: Jigsaw Falling Into Place."

Basically, make this a playlist:

1. Airbag (OK Computer)
2. 15 Step (In Rainbows)
3. Paranoid Android (OK Computer)
4. Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows)
5. Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)
6. Nude (In Rainbows)
7. Exit Music (For A Film) (OK Computer)
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (In Rainbows)
9. Let Down (OK Computer)
10. All I Need (In Rainbows)
11. Karma Police (OK Computer)
12. Fitter Happier (OK Computer)
13. Faust Arp (In Rainbows)
14. Electioneering (OK Computer)
15. Reckoner (In Rainbows)
16. Climbing Up The Walls (OK Computer)
17. House Of Cards (In Rainbows)
18. No Surprises (OK Computer)
19. Jigsaw Falling Into Place (In Rainbows)
20. Lucky (OK Computer)
21. Videotape (In Rainbows)
22. The Tourist (OK Computer)

I didn't shit my pants, but it's pretty cool. It actually does have a nice flow to it, and I'm only now realizing how similarly OK Computer and In Rainbows were produced. It really sounds like they all came from the same sessions.

They also say to set a 10 sec crossfade between songs, but I found it sometimes worked best without it.
Posted by Geno
Dec 21, 2010 1:45:15 GMT -5
Saw this on Reddit last week. Really cool.
Posted by JeffaLump
Dec 21, 2010 12:58:32 GMT -5
And my friend acted as if this was all his idea too. Didn't know he got this from a website.

I'd also love to hear anybody from Radiohead comment on that.
Posted by Pea
Dec 21, 2010 20:52:59 GMT -5
This is pretty awesome! The flow is really natural sounding, thanks for the heads up!
Posted by wolfhat
Dec 21, 2010 20:55:00 GMT -5
I've never heard of this, and I am definitely intrigued. I'll save this listening experience for next 4:20. Looking forward to it!
Posted by Pea
Dec 21, 2010 21:03:07 GMT -5
Actually, this is FUCKING awesome. I'm enjoying the piss out of this!

I have been finding myself forgetting which tracks are on which album. It seriously sounds like one fluid recording process took place.
Posted by Drew
Dec 21, 2010 22:06:57 GMT -5
Yeah these albums are totally similar. I don't think it's a pre-meditated thing like some people seem to believe, but it makes me see In Rainbows in a whole new light. Definitely a less ambitious album, but a very similar songwriting and production style.
Posted by JeffaLump
Dec 21, 2010 22:38:50 GMT -5
Hmmm, I know this is blasphemy, but I was never much for In Rainbows, so maybe trying this super album out might make me appreciate it more.
Posted by Pea
Dec 21, 2010 23:58:33 GMT -5
That's too bad to hear, I really love In Rainbows.


IN RAINBOWS (2 letter word followed by an 8 letter word)
OK COMPUTER (2 letter word followed by an 8 letter word)

What does it meeeeeean
Posted by JeffaLump
Dec 22, 2010 0:17:12 GMT -5
It's 2010's version of The Wall and Wizard of Oz.
Posted by Drew
Dec 22, 2010 2:11:04 GMT -5
Haha except Radiohead did a sync up version...with themselves!
Posted by ComesWithASword
Dec 22, 2010 3:23:59 GMT -5
Pea Avatar

What does it meeeeeean

Both albums combined are exactly 1 hour 36 minutes. 1+3+6=10.

Shits getting real.
Posted by Pea
Dec 22, 2010 10:13:27 GMT -5

Radiohead has 9 letters in it's name. WTF!!!
Posted by JeffaLump
Dec 22, 2010 11:31:13 GMT -5
oooooh fuck
Posted by bradberad12
Dec 22, 2010 15:27:33 GMT -5
If you mesh 'IN RAINBOWS' and "OK COMPUTER' together and add RADIOHEAD, you can come up with:


Radiohead for Sasquatch 2011!

You heard it here first!