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Classic Albums

CA04 Radiohead – In Rainbows (0110) I Part 2

In the second part of our Radiohead Classic Albums series, Remfry and Steve skip ahead 10 years to 2007 which saw the band’s seventh full-length studio album, In Rainbows, unleashed onto an unsuspecting world.

Released using a revolutionary digital pay-what-you-want model, In Rainbows has since far surpassed the initial controversy surrounding its release and cemented itself as a classic in the band’s extensive back-catalogue. Remfry dissects how the band’s contract finishing with EMI led them to experiment with such a risky strategy and, alongside Steve, they discuss if the gamble paid off for the band or not.

They also discuss the impact it had on how we all consume music today, the sometimes (very) lengthy gestation period of Radiohead songs, the utter ridiculous criticism that Radiohead are a band for the mind rather than the heart and the merits and flaws of the 0110 theory, a conspiracy that claims OK Computer and In Rainbows are meant to compliment one another and create a whole new listening experience when the tracks are interlinked in a specific way.  

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Classic Albums

CA04 Radiohead – OK Computer (0110) I Part 1

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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Riot Act

00 – The Venn Diagram of Riot Act Music

Welcome to Riot Act. A brand new podcast for fans of alternative music hosted by Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman. In this four hour plus opening episode we go through numerous sub-genres, from prog rock to hardcore punk and everything in-between, to compile the ultimate guide to alternative music.

If you love passionate, in depth music chat, bizarre sperm metaphors, and podcasts being interrupted by cats then this might just be your new favourite thing on the internet!