Earlier in June, a lengthy series of the legendary OK Computer recording sessions made their way online, having been leaked by some presumptuous hackers. In response to their ransom, RADIOHEAD are sharing the entire 18-hours of music officially. Listen to the full MINIDISCS [HACKED] compilation below.
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood explained:
“We got hacked last week – someone stole Thom’s minidisk archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it. So instead of complaining – much – or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion. Just for the next 18 days. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom,”
“Never intended for public consumption (though some clips did reach the cassette in the OK Computer reissue) it’s only tangentially interesting. And very, very long. Not a phone download. Rainy out, isn’t it though?”
As 17 hours of music is a lot for even Radiohead diehards to endure – “I Promise,” a thoroughly okay song, appears 14 times here – we wilted down Minidiscs [Hacked] to the 30 must-hear minutes that even casual fans should endeavor to explore. / See more at RollingStone