Hello, Colin here, writing just three days after we finished the new
record. It's been almost a year since we started work on it, and a year
which has encompassed two tours in America as well as numerous festivals in
I recently heard a D.J. refer to 1997 as "Radiohead's comeback year", a slightly
worrying comment as I've always associated such an event with Dinosaurs of Rock
or the Bee Gees. Anyway I wasn't aware that we'd been away. Nonetheless, we're
currently dusting down our chest wigs and buffing up our shiny white teeth because
we're back. The past six months have found us involved in a frank and civil
exchange of fists over every single note of the new record. The first bruises
appeared in Jane Seymour's secluded house just outside Bath - a productive time
but slightly too reminiscent of "The Shining" by the end. After a short time
in our manager's studio, we moved on to perfect our strangle holds in a brace
of London studios. Now, fully conversant in every form of verbal combat, we
have produced an album of which I'm extremely proud. I think it's the most accurate
representation of us to date, and I really hope that you enjoy it. Thanks for
remaining interested, and hopefully we'll see you at a venue near you soon.
|Album 'OK Compter' released 16th June 1997 1st
single "Paranoid Android" released May 26th 1997
(you can hear it first on the BBC Radio 1 evening session on the 30th April)
They will be performing live in a country near you.
22nd, A gig in Spain, probably
24th, Another gig in Spain, we think.... (call (+44) 01235 848261) for news).
21st Ireland, Dublin: RDS
24th Holland:Utrecht: The MCV
26th Denmark: Roskilde
28th Probably in a large field somewhere.
1st Germany: Hamburg Grosse Freiheit 36
2nd Germany: Cologne E-Werk
4th France: Belfort Festival
5th Belgium: Torhout Festival (Nr Bruges)
6th Belgium: Werchter Festival (Nr Brussels)
Theres' a US tour planned for August and a UK tour planned for September, European tour Oct/Nov. We'll send waste members more details when we get them.
Other news: London Calling may be running coach trips to the May shows wherever they may be. You can call them for more details on 0181 2939773
Issue 4 of the fanzine "Radiohead World Service" is now ready for £3.50 inc. p&p. Write to Paul Prentice at 151 High Road, Trimley St mary, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP10 0TW.
| i want to be carried, heavily sedated
into a waiting aircraft.
i want to collapse from nervous exhaustion. i want to bow my head like Samson
and bring down with me
the top ten advertising agencies.
i want to see the little bosses
vanish like harmless fairies.
i want the pantomime to be over,
the circus empty.
i want what is real to establish itself, my children to prevail,
to live happy ever after
in this world that worships the preposterous.
it is better to be a scribe
than hacking in the salt mines,
heaving the building blocks.
everybody wants to be a scribe.
but i want out. i want non-existence,
a passive dream, a future for my children.
gavin ewart 'dream of a slave'
..we will see you soon.
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Oxford. OX4 1EY
Tel: (+44) (0)1235 848261