Friday, January 24, 2020

Everything in its right place

Radiohead have long been sensitive to how they, their music and their image appear online (see, for instance, their scepticism and initial resistance towards allowing their songs to be streamed on Spotify), so the Radiohead Public Library unveiled this week makes perfect sense: an opportunity for them to be in control of their past, curators of their own virtual domain.

The site is a treasure trove of everything from live footage to posters and (from the early days) newsletters. As Louder Than War's Simon Tucker says, it's "a marriage-threatening level of content" - but he's helpfully given a few pointers as to where you might like to begin.

I think I might start by getting myself a new T-shirt. It's just a shame that (in my view) the best artwork is that which accompanied the worst album (The King Of Limbs, in case you hadn't guessed).

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