Echuta?!? How Rude!
Radiohead "Skttrbrain (Four Tet Remix)"
Radiohead "Paperbag Writer"
Upon performing my weekly rounds at Amoeba (where I drop at least a dime on unnecessary cd purchases) a few visits ago I came across this Radiohead release. With its cryptic title and confusing japanese sidebar, I wondered if I was in the middle of one of those boring dreams where nothing really exciting happens. Except you end up meeting Robert Palmer and talk about sea urchins. Then you wake up and curse your boring life where even your dreams are banal. This was no dream however. I passed because of its high price tag.
Then just today, during my latest trip to the record store I found it in the new release used bin, a treasure trove for dorks like me who impulsively swoop up anything they might remotely be interested in just cause its at a reduced price. I swear to god now I know how women feel when they're shopping for clothes because I'm the same way with music.
Anyway, I don't know where most of the tracks on Com Lag came from, a few of them are live versions of tracks from the mighty Hail To The Thief. All in all it's a nice little Radiohead compilation for fans only. I dig the sparseness of Paperbag Writer and Skttrbrain here. Radiohead is using so many bleeps and bloops that they've just named R2-D2 the seventh member of the group. The sixth member, of course, is YOU. THE AUDIENCE!
Give yourselves a hand.