April’s Album of the Month: Radiohead – OK Computer
Thursday 8th April, 8-10pm
STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE
Hello record clubbers, hope you’re all keeping well.
For our fourth ‘album of the month’ virtual session, Tom Lyon has chosen Radiohead’s OK Computer for us to listen to in full. Released in 1997, it was the band’s third album and quickly became a fixture of “greatest albums ever” lists where it has remained since. A departure from the ‘British Grunge’ of their earlier work (or that’s what their record company tried to position them as!), it has a more expansive sound with influences ranging from Miles Davis (specifically Bitches Brew), Krautrock legends Can to the soundtrack work of Ennio Morricone.
To help set the scene, check out the playlist which includes a track each from Radiohead’s albums to date (excepting our featured album), solo tracks and collaborations, songs that influenced the band, a smattering of covers (including a handful from the Easy All Star’s dub and reggae take on the OK Computer album) and the Talking Heads track that gave the band their name.
To take part in this virtual session, you must sign up here. More details below.
HOW TO TAKE PART
We’ll be convening online via Zoom on the second Thursday of each month at 8pm. The session will begin with an introduction to the album by the person who’s chosen it, which we’ll then listen to in real time on whichever format is available to you – vinyl, CD or streaming (links will be provided for streaming services), coming back together on Zoom once the album has finished for a chat about what we’ve listened to.
A couple of days before the session you’ll receive an email with links for the Zoom meeting and streaming options for the album, plus a rough outline of how the session will work. The Zoom link will only be shared in this email, so if you do want to take part and join in, you must sign up in advance.
And remember: STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE.