Nobody does it better than Radiohead ...
And now - the band has unleashed a massive online archive one their website: “Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative. We present: the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY.”
The band said in a statement.
“The internet as a whole has never been a reliable resource for detailed or even accurate information re: Radiohead. Many sites that attempted to provide some measure of service have long since gone dark as well. The overall effect has been ‘Radiohead’ search results that yield random and/or abbreviated shards: songs and album titles unaccompanied by detailed artwork or any additional context, low quality videos preceded by advertisements and shuffled via algorithms, and so on… That ends with the unveiling of the Radiohead Public Library.”
The project is described as “an online resource containing videos, music, artwork, websites, merchandise, and assorted ephemera.” Fans can stream concert footage, TV appearances, B-sides, rarities, and music videos. There is also a display of artwork, out-of-print merchandise and members can even order some of the shirts. Did we mention you can create, download and print off your own library card? Seriously - every Radiohead fan should have this card on them at all times.
Luckily you don't need to know the Dewey Decimal System ?for your research - for the launch - one member of the band will play “librarian” for the day and present a personalized tour of the archives. Colin Greenwood was selected to kick off the program.
So sit back and dig into the band’s entire catalog in chronological order HERE ..