It’s about bloody time Riot Act discussed Radiohead, the critically-lauded British art rock Oxfordians who changed the face of modern music forever. Seeing as we’ve never really talked all that much about them on the show before, Remfry greedily picks two albums which may (or may not) be interlinked in a manner that conspiracy nuts go crazy for.
This first part concentrates on the undisputed classic OK Computer, the band’s third album released 21st May 1997. Routinely considered one of the best albums of all time, Remfry and Steve discuss the impact the album had on a music scene in flux, the arduous recording process, the band’s legendary debut headline appearance at Glastonbury, the 1998 documentary film Meeting People is Easy, the hacked Minidiscs scandal that erupted in 2019 and more. There’s also an interesting and somewhat surprising diversion when talk turns to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws and 70s BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.
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