THIS DOCUMENT IS
A GROUP EFFORT
… and of course the community on r/Radiohead, W.A.S.T.E. Central Discord and /mu/ ♥
ANOTHER STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP - THE TRUTH
Written on June 11th, 2019
This month so far has been an insane turn of events, from receiving information about the leak, to it being featured on major publications, to the band releasing it themselves based on a strange, and as far as we know, incorrect rumor of a ransom from the original bootlegger. As a group we have so much running through our minds, but unfortunately a lot of the things we have to say are regarding the misinformation being spread around.
Stories about the discs being held for ransom are untrue, and it seems that even the band believed them. The band may be intentionally crafting their own story, or they may be misinformed. It was incredibly frustrating reading the articles that got it all wrong. Now that everything is out of the bag, we believe the world deserves to know the real truth - what actually happened that led to this release. The following section outlines the events chronologically.
On May 26th, 2019, a user named Zimbra joined the Radiohead subreddit’s official Discord server, W.A.S.T.E. Central. He asked people if there were any people knowledgeable about bootlegs he could contact, as he claimed he had something he wanted to factcheck. Discord user belargu pointed him to another user named Rhett, and so they took it to the DMs.
Zimbra soon revealed to Rhett that he had acquired 18 hours of unreleased material recorded around the time OK Computer was made, and was contacting him to make sure they were never heard of before up until this point. He provided several audio files of previews to show what he had gotten was legitimate. Zimbra then claimed that he traded a rare unreleased song from another artist with someone else who provided the digital minidisc files. He planned to sell them. Beyond this, we don’t know who or where Zimbra got hold of these files.
On June 1st, Rhett added several people to a group chat - people whom he trusted, and several who are now part of the current group. He told us about what had been revealed to him, and that a leak of this magnitude is something that cannot be ignored. He then proposed a plan to recruit trusted fans to discuss the matter further. He wanted to keep this a secret in case word got to Zimbra, which could have led him to raise the price if he saw the demand.
On June 2nd, Rhett made a private server in anticipation for more people. He then asked Zimbra for the price of the files, to which he replied that he was selling each track for $500, and each live version for $50. Given the prices and the length of the discs combined, someone in the group estimated that the entire thing would cost around $150,000. This likely where the incorrect blackmailing rumor comes from.
Someone in the group searched online to figure out who Zimbra is. We soon found out that he was a very reputable leaker on a forum called leakth.is, who has sold many other rare tracks from different artists. He was also in that forum’s affiliated Discord server, where he was seen sending previews to other users. There was a leakth.is post (which is now taken down) of Zimbra selling the now-famous version of Lift for $500.
We then discussed to great lengths on what to do next. After several hours, we came to the conclusion that the band should be alerted online, particularly through Reddit. We believed that letting everyone know would have a better outcome than letting someone shell out thousands of dollars for the leak, which was essentially stolen. We all worked together to word the Reddit post properly, and Discord user dreamgazing took the initiative of posting this in the very early hours of June 3rd. People listened to the snippets and were convinced.
Moral debates aside, our post gained traction. Some news sites were already picking it up, and the announcement spread to other parts of the internet, such as r/indieheads and /mu/. Other people figured out that Zimbra was involved in this, and they were not happy. On Reddit, people were expressing disappointment that he would have the nerve to sell these for such a price, let alone even having the leak. /mu/ was very keen on getting them as soon as possible - to the point of conspiring to dox Zimbra. People were pinging him en masse on the W.A.S.T.E. Discord server. This put a lot of pressure on him.
On June 4th, Zimbra approached Rhett again privately, having figured out that he had spread the previews. He was upset that he shared them, and that we claimed he was selling them for $150,000. They also had a lengthy discussion on what to do next. Zimbra came to the conclusion that he should release the leak for free to rid him of all the social pressure. He told Rhett that he would be posing as hoserama, a famous Radiohead bootlegger, to shift the blame away from him. Rhett is a master at 4d chess
and girlpowerchords is getting much better at checkers with practice! (he ordered belargu to add this to the document)
The mega.nz link was posted to W.A.S.T.E. on June 4th, 10:40 pm EST.
As soon as we got the leak, we were so shocked at the size and the legitimacy of it that we immediately started timestamping the songs as we listened through for the first time; we figured that the least we could do was to help the community in this way. Many of the group members online at the time split the files amongst each other to get through all 17 hours quicker. This was finished in the very early morning of June 4th, and the first version of this Google Doc was posted to Reddit, particularly in this thread.
A lot more work was done to update the document to beautify the formatting and fix any inaccuracies. During this time, some more articles were made (some of which were inaccurate and had the ransom story), some journalists contacted us, and one of the group members got into contact with XL Recordings. The second version of this Google Doc was finished and updated on June 7th.
After that, we were exhausted but satisfied. We saw that the hype surrounding this leak was starting to die down, so we were preparing to take a break. However, we were in for another surprise when the band themselves released the statement from Jonny that they were uploading this officially. Even more articles were made, now spreading the ransom story. All of this has led us to this point where this statement has to be made.
There are many other rumors that are not as significant but are still untrue. For example, hoserama was not involved in any of this at all. He has come forward in AtEaseWeb stating so. He has also appeared in W.A.S.T.E. to defend himself.
There is another popular rumor spread by a Discord user that claimed he had connections in the music industry. He claimed that a disgruntled intern at XL Recordings ripped all of the discs as Colin Greenwood sat there and did nothing. This is most likely untrue, as he has also claimed bizarre things such as Thom’s son and Frank Ocean having Papa John’s together, and that Damon Albarn is 5’9”. (he isn’t!!! I was like an arm’s reach away from him when i saw him live last year and I CAN CONFIRM HE IS 5’11”)
There is also a common misconception that the 18 discs are the entirety of the OK Computer sessions. They are not. They are simply a sliver of outtakes and demos during the making of this album. Who knows how much more material is out there.
News sites and journalists are also slinging around the wrong numbers. The discs - even the leaked, unedited version - add up to a total of 17 hours, not 18. The 8 minute version of Paranoid Android on Disc 5 is not 11 or 12 minutes, either.
Despite everything, we are pleasantly surprised by how everything played out and how well the band handled this. Not only are the files officially out in a higher quality, all proceeds are going to combat climate change. In all honesty, this cause deserves more attention and traction than the leak itself. We recommend you all look into the Extinction Rebellion, and to purchase the minidiscs here.
If you haven’t noticed, the official files are shorter, due to chatter and movie samples being removed. The current document you are now reading is the third, and hopefully the final version. The update was finally painstakingly finished on August 15th, 2019. We have pushed all the older info down like we did with the first. (sorry for taking so long we were procrastinating :( also i might work on a very pretty doc of lyrics for every unreleased song… if i feel like it - belargu)
Thank you, everyone, for reading what we have to say, and for keeping up with this document. Thank you again to every group member that has contributed to this effort - especially Rhett, and to an extent, girlpowerchords for influencing this release, belargu for beautifying and editing the bulk of this document, and spnii_, Teafork, A_Universal_Sigh, Loomer, dreamgazing, girlpowerchords, The Bumstickler, and Darth Thater for helping out with the timestamping and editing. Thank you to everyone else on Reddit, Discord, and /mu/ for pointing out errors and details regarding the timestamps. Most of all, thank you, Radiohead, for everything.
xoxo the bumstickler loves you
TIMESTAMPS & NOTES
FILE NAME: MINIDISC [HACKED].zip
▉ Early Studio Version/Demo
▉ Early Live/Soundcheck Version
▉ Unreleased Song
▉ Other (unstructured material that might
be of significance)
▉ Unmastered/Final Album Mix
▉ Chatter/Noises/Unstructured Jamming
🤤 Our favorites
⭐ HOLY GRAIL (rare, rumoured tracks)
✏️ Fan named track
🌚 Bedroom recording (Solo Thom)
📼 Already featured in the white cassette
The numbers in each title indicate…
ex: Lift 1-2 (San Francisco) [live - 27 March 1996]
▉ Disc number
▉ Version number (in the disc. This is to differentiate different versions/takes of songs that were recorded multiple times)
This titling format follows the .cue files, which conveniently splits each audio file into separate tracks without losing its quality. Google how to use them.
Color coded for easy understanding.
These updated timestamps were roughly based off the cue files downloaded from this site. Thank you to Reddit users SelfDenyingPity and m_cherb for painstakingly updating them!
The info of the removed snippets were left on the tables, but greyed out and timestamped as N/A just to show what has been removed from the original leak.
Any unreleased song without a bolded name has no official fan title yet. We will let the community choose names for them in the future. A lyric from each untitled song was chosen to act as a placeholder title for now. Many of the placeholder names are by girlpowerchords.
Poison (Early Exit Music For A Film / Life In A Glass House) [Thom solo] 🌚
Though it resembles both Exit Music and LIAGH, it is titled as neither of them.
I Promise 1-1 (Portland) [soundcheck - 25 March 1996]
“I won’t fool around no more…”
Attenzione! (Portland) [soundcheck - 25 March 1996]
[tape blip - Electioneering + Attenzione! (Portland)] [duplicate]
Lift 1-1 (Toronto) [live - 6 April 1996]
True Love Waits ⭐🤤
Features a full band
Not For Sale 🌚
“Little by little falls away…”
Mistaken for an early version of Little by Little during the leak
Film A [found sound - Yellow Panic from 3 Days Of The Condor]
Snippet taken from a film
Lift 1-2 (San Francisco) [live - 27 March 1996]
First live performance!
Electioneering 1-2 (San Francisco) [live - 27 March 1996]
I Promise 1-2 (San Francisco) [live - 27 March 1996]
Vacancies [Thom solo] 🌚
Solo Thom on acoustic
$alty [Thom solo] 🌚
Airbag 1-1 (Minneapolis acoustic) [soundcheck - 3 April 1996]
Airbag 1-2 (Toronto) [soundcheck - 6 April 1996]
This version has a long reverb-y intro
I Promise 1-3 (Minneapolis) [live - 3 April 1996]
Lifesaver [Thom solo] 🌚
I Promise 1-4 (Toronto) [live - 6 April 1996]
Electioneering 1-3 (Toronto) [live - 6 April 1996]
With acoustic guitar & harmonies
Early version; different lyrics
Clip starts midway, sounds like the complete version
Ed/Jonny harmonizing? Cuts off early
No Surprises Please (Lyon) [soundcheck - 17 April 1996] 📼
Early version; already heard in the cassette
Risk Of Suffocation [Thom solo] 🌚
Acoustic. Song cuts off midway. “If I get my head out of this…”
Girl Club 2-1 [Thom solo] 🌚
Acoustic. Groovy guitar riff.
Girl Club 2-2 [Thom solo] 🌚
Ride A Pony [Thom solo] 🌚
(Chateau Birds) [found sound]
Umbilical [Thom solo] 🌚
Poison Lake (Early Exit Music For a Film) [Thom solo] 🌚
Very similar to Exit Music - Poison or Poison Lake might have been its original title. This was a snippet included in the previews before all 18 discs leaked
Get Together #2 [Thom solo] 🌚
Get Together [Thom solo] 🌚
(Prague Train) [found sound]
Ladies chattering in a foreign language & sounds of public transportation. These sounds are heard in the intro of A Reminder.
(Bus Home) [found sound]
TV Show Recording Mentioning Dogwander
An audio clip taken from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, a Hanna-Barbera show. This might also be the inspiration for Dogwander.
Annoying Neighbors 2-1 [Thom solo]
Annoying Neighbors 2-2 [Thom solo]
Fragment; 2nd take
Annoying Neighbors 2-3 [Thom solo]
Motion Picture Soundtrack 2-1 🤤
Early rehearsal; sounds pretty Bends-y
Amazing Drums For Exit Music 2-1
Similar chord progression to the album Exit Music
Amazing Drums For Exit Music 2-2
Amazing Drums For Exit Music 2-3
unknown song (full-band instrumental)
Has some vocals to an unknown song. Drums sound similar to Pearly
Let Down (Early Rehearsal) (2-19)
Early rehearsal; some jamming at the end
Motion Picture Soundtrack 2-2
Early Rehearsal with A false start at the beginning
My New Clothes 2-1 🤤
Originally fan named by belargu as Hurts To Walk (My Funky Cloak) ✏️
This is the goofiest shit I’ve ever heard lol I LOVE it
My New Clothes 2-2 [fragment]
Seems to be take 2 of the previous song
My New Clothes 2-3
Attenzione! (Early Attention) 2-1
Attenzione! (Early Attention) 2-2
Unreleased Flute and Sitar Jam (3-1)
This snippet is from Ahir Bhairav/Nat Bhairav - Hariprasad Chaurasia & Brij Bhushan
Kabra & Shivkumar Sharma
I Promise 3-1 (NY) [live - 12 April 1996]
Motion Picture Soundtrack (Rockville) [Thom solo - 10 April 1996]
Solo Thom on electric guitar
According to redditor /u/EsotericCD, this is from the 4/10/96 “Just Passin’ Thru” radio session in Rockville, MD, but is a “FAR FAR better sounding version of it than the off-air recording we used to have.” Thanks for the ID!
[tape blip - I Promise (San Francisco)] [duplicate]
I Promise 3-2 (San Francisco) [live - 27 March 1996] [duplicate]
First ever live performance, announcement at beginning. Duplicate, Thom Intro.
Mahler's Double Basses [found sound]
Snippet of something else
Full band version. Different from the cassette version. Pretty raunchy lyrics...
Monk Noise [found sound]
A part of this segment has seemingly been removed
A synthesizer solo
This is a snippet from Joe Henderson - El Barrio.
Soft Pain 3-1
Instrumental stem of piano & other noises
Soft Pain 3-2
Similar to above
Soft Pain 3-3
Similar to above, now with a drum loop and more synths
Maybe [Thom solo]🌚
Soft Pain VOX 3-4 [Thom solo]🌚
Combined with the Soft Pain instrumentals above, it forms a more tangible song. u/k0stil made a mix of it here.
Soft Pain 3-5
Similar to 3-3, but with acoustic guitar panned to the left
Oranges [Thom solo] 🌚
$ Island [Thom solo]) 🌚
Poison 3-1 [Thom solo ] 🌚
Very early version of Exit Music. Thom solo, alternate arrangement, rhythm and lyrics.
Poison 3-2 [Thom solo ] 🌚
Very early rehearsal of Paranoid Android, & only a section
(before “you don’t remember, why don’t you remember my name?” excerpt live) Fragmented Instrumental.
Originally fan named by the Bumstickler as Thom’s Screechy Song ✏️
Screechy Sonic Youth-like Guitar
Soft Pain 3-6
e v e n m o r e l a y e r s
unknown song (lyric - 'I don't get it') [Thom solo] 🌚
DESCRIPTION: This disc is mostly rehearsal takes/experiments in the studio. No unreleased songs here.
No Surprises Please
[tape blip - Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was]
3 second blip
True Love Waits (prog)
Early instrumental with drum machine, acoustic guitar, and bg synth.
Soft Pain 4-1
Very staticy midway, ends with drum solo.
Soft Pain 4-2
Both instrumentals on this disc seem more aggressive than the others heard previously
Paranoid Android M8 4-1 to 4-4
Starts at “You don’t remember... “ section, Thom stops band halfway through to talk about changes. Includes multiple takes & jamming.
Motion Picture Soundtrack 4-1
Take One. Fairly slow paced.
Motion Picture Soundtrack 4-2
Second take. Also fairly slow paced.
Early full band version. Different intro and very rough, longer outro
Early title for The Tourist.
Contains a different melody than what is on the album.
Early demo of Palo Alto. with slightly different lyrics. Chorus has slightly different melody
[drums + band chatter]
Unstructured jam; goofing around
Paranoid Android Outro 5-1
Practice run from “rain down” section
Paranoid Android 5-2 (Long Version, Full Length Rehearsal) ⭐
8 minute early version w/ outro jam
Attenzione! 5-1 [fragment]
Another snippet of “Attention”
Touchies + Feelies 5-1 [fragment]
Gets fast forwarded
Touchies + Feelies 5-2
Has vocals at one point
Leave Me Alone
Has vocals. “When I Get Bored Give Me One of Those”
No Surprises Please 5-1
Early version, full band
No Surprises 5-2
Early version, full band
Unreleased full band song
'We Have Registered', ‘Good Morning’, ‘Fax’, ‘Bell’, ‘Squeal’ [found sounds]
Little sound effects that have been individually named by Thom
Lights Down [Thom solo]🌚
Acoustic. Cheap mic.
Boggle Eyes [Thom solo] 🌚
'Silly Voices' [found sound]
27° [Thom solo] 🌚
“You don’t see the signs”
Chairman Mao [Thom solo] 🌚
Nude Rough [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom solo acoustic demo (early)
'Beauty Voices' [found sound]
Paranoid Android [Thom + Jonny - fragments] 5-3
Early fragment of a Thom/Jonny version
Piano Sketch by Jonny 📼
Included in the OKNOTOK cassette
DESCRIPTION: A big chunk of this disc used to be filled with snippets taken from a James Bond soundtrack. Perhaps they were for inspiration or reference; this makes sense since they have mentioned they wanted to make a Bond song in the past (even before Spectre).
Other than that, this disc is filled with unreleased solo songs.
Walls [Thom solo] 🤤🌚
Acoustic. Thom pls enunciate
’And If It…’
Not All Angels Have Wings (Early Last Flowers) [Thom solo] 🤤🌚
“No evaluations, no deliberations”
Felix The Cat [Thom solo] 🌚
Acoustic. “If I Don’t Seem Him”
Hollow Tugboat x2 [Thom solo] 🌚
Acoustic. Seems to pick up from the previous song; maybe a retake.
Not All Angels Have Wings #2 (Early Last Flowers) [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom solo acoustic.
Life In A Glasshouse [Thom solo] 🌚
Very early version. Contains Tin-can audio.
Bubble [Thom solo] 🌚
Lofi, and Acoustic.
Spokes [Thom solo] 🌚
Acoustic. Lo-fi. Thom interrupts the song to talk about letters; possibly a retake halfway through. “We Don’t Spend, We Don’t Know.
Snidy [Thom solo] 🌚
Bee Sting [Thom solo] 🌚
Lofi, and Acoustic. Also “We Don’t Spend, We Don’t Know”. *Have to double check … the time seems weird on the guy’s new timestamps.
James Bond soundtrack excerpt (?) (6-13)
Includes many short snippets of movie soundtracks, some/all from James Bond. This lasts until the end
James Bond soundtrack excerpt (?) (6-14)
Violin, unknown source (?) (6-15)
Unknown soundtrack excerpt, string section (?) (6-16)
Unknown soundtrack excerpt, strings and choir (?) (6-17)
Unknown soundtrack excerpt, strings and full orchestra (6-18)
Unknown soundtrack excerpt, more avant-garde (6-19)
Unknown soundtrack excerpt, tribal-like drums (6-20)
Unknown soundtrack excerpts, drums, bells and brass (6-21)
Unknown soundtrack excerpts, somewhat jazz-y (6-22)
Our Guarantee To You [Thom solo] 🤤🌚
Acoustic. “Leave your comments and reactions here”
Not All Angels #1-3 (Full Band Last Flowers)
Full Band. Drop out or mixing error at 5:52
Melatonin (Alternate Studio Version) aka Crumar Song
Alternate version or mix
Julie Got Married [Full band]
“You would do the same, thousand miles, wanted to believe in”
Ed's French Loop
Might be a song fragment
With organ and ride cymbal keeping time
Nigel AMS Delay + AMS Hello 📼 7-4
Both on the cassette.
EQ Loops/Loop 1-8/Tom Loop
Karma Police (Early Rehearsal, Electric Guitar, Alt. Lyrics)
Very early, unfinished lyrics. “This is what you get when you fuck with me”
I Need A Job [Full band]
“You won’t try, I wanna go to the edge(?)”
The Cupboard Monster? [Full band]
Airbag Intro (Early Rehearsal, Heavier Rock Guitar Only)
Very early guitar. Slower tempo, rock arrangement intro
Airbag Groove (Early Rehearsal with Jam Intro)
Funky rock jam turns into early Airbag, full band
Airbag Ace! (Early Rehearsal, Heavier
Very early attempt #3
Let Down (Early Rehearsal)
Early Let Down
I Can’t Control It [Full band]
Almost sounds like Last Flowers. Funky, “Something Got A Hold of Your Mind”.
Radio chaser noise 📼
Extended version that is on the white cassette.
Movie dialogue (7-18)
Verses from the Bible - 1 Corinthians 13:2-3
Thanks for the ID, u/blakandblue!
Dying Of Boredom [Full band]
DESCRIPTION: A couple of unreleased solo songs. The rest are live performances.
Science Helps Build A New India [Thom solo] 🌚
Some kind of open or low drop tuning
Human Error [Thom solo] 🌚
“You want it all”
Nervous [Thom solo] 🌚
Acoustic. “Send me away”
Ground [Thom solo] 🌚
Karma Police (Live, Pittsburgh, 27 Aug 96 with Alt. Chorus Lyrics)
Soundboard. “This is what you’ll get when you fuck with us”
Paranoid Android 8-1 (Live, Pittsburgh, 27 Aug 96)
Soundboard. Early ver. Same show as above. Has “rain down” but no “that’s it sir”. Excerpted on OKNOTOK
I Promise 8-1 (Live, Pittsburgh, 27 Aug 96)
Let Down (Live, Pittsburgh, 27 Aug 96)
Early. Acoustic intro. Organ ending. Repeats 2nd verse.
Climbing Up The Walls 8-1 (Live, Hershey, 26 Aug 96)
Early version, also soundboard. Same show possibly.
No Surprises (Live, Hershey, 26 Aug 96)
Early live soundboard recording
I Promise 8-2 (Live, Hershey, 26 Aug 96)
Early live soundboard recording
Electioneering (Live, Hershey, 26 Aug 96)
Early live soundboard recording
Paranoid Android 8-2 (Live, Hershey, 26 Aug 96)
Another early live ‘96 version w/ organ. Extended outro.
Climbing Up The Walls 8-2 (Live)
Early live soundboard recording.
There's some chatter in the background of this - it could be Thom testing stuff.
Theme Tune / My Everyday Life [Full band]
Originally fan named by spnii_ as Walk Down ✏️
Unreleased full band song. Starts off acoustically, then into full band. Hard to decipher all the lyrics.
Let Down 9-1
Very rough early rehearsal.
Karma Police 9-1
Early rough rehearsal. Different drums, no guitars, more bass, different lyrics.
Karma Police 9-2
Same rehearsal, more distortion on bass and guitars. Sounds more rock. Instrumental after first chorus.
Hospital 2 (Early Last Flowers)
Very rough. More band oriented. Different lyrics, but same melody and key. Jonny is also doing weird things to his guitar.
The State Disco [Full band]
Most likely also a rehearsal. Audio tears alot. Same as 7-5. Probably a second take. “Decided, You Don’t Try.
Let Down 9-2 (10 Minute Rehearsal)
Mostly guitars, different arrangement. Possibly the band learning how to play it live due to Thom once saying its “too complicated” to play live. Jonny switches to organ later on.
Life in a Glasshouse [Full band]
Very different from the finished version, sounds like a rehearsal, but has the same melody, jonny is killing it on the organ.
Exit Music #2 (Early Life in a Glasshouse) [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom acoustic. Different chords, lyrics, and slightly different vocal melody. The energy in this one is great.
Piano! Lie down in the middle of the road (Fitter Happier piano) 📼
Glitching noises and piano. No text-to-speech. On OKNOTOK cassette as well.
Play Me This Song 9-1 (Early A Reminder) [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom solo acoustic. Low quality recording.
You’re The One 🌚
Fairly sloppy and raw rough acoustic recording. Droney guitar tuning and catchy riff. Hook contains lyric “You’re the one”.
Play Me This Song 9-2 (Early A Reminder) [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom solo acoustic recording. Vocals are very prominent. Same lyrics as studio version.
Hospital 1 10-1 (Early Last Flowers) [Full band] + (Guitar Octaves)
First take early different lyrics, more band structured, heavy rock & roll sound
Hospital delay 10-2 (Early Last Flowers) [Full band]
Second take from a different rehearsal? Includes intro and effects with heavy rock & roll sound.
True Love Waits (drums) 10-1 [Full band]
Full band, Instrumental, A jam, starts midway
True Love Waits bass riff 10-2 [Full band]
Alternative arrangement, Stops midway
Everyone 4-track (Early The National Anthem) 📼
4-track demo, The National Anthem, same one as the cassette tape. 'Everyone' was the working title
The Bends (4 Track Demo)
4-track demo, released on Long Live Tibet
Montee aka 'I Don't Want To Hurt You’’ [Thom solo with drum machine] 🌚
Acoustic guitar with drum machine. Most likely from the same 4-track demo.
Let Down 10-1
A more acoustic arrangement with no drums, different lyrics, also the gain is too fucking high
Airbag drumming 10-1
Live demo recording, slightly seeks and skips, also jamming at the end
Jamming, features Colin’s bass playing isolated at some point
You'll Never Know 10-1 [Thom solo] 🤤🌚
Thom on guitar
You’ll Never Know 10-2[Thom solo] 🌚
Another take of the same song
“Don't stop, do you want to?”
“You’ll never know”
Climbing Up The Walls read by little Dan Clements (from OKNOTOK) 📼
The transcript from the cassette tapes
Climbing Up The Walls read by little Dan Clements, Slowed Down
Kinda spooky not gonna lie or sumshin.
TR-606 Song 10-1 [drum loop]
Roland TR-606 drum machine that Thom is playing along with (u/TraxusXII)
TR-606 Song 10-2 [Thom solo] 🌚
aka ‘If You Want to Stay’
Easy Line for ‘Hospital’ (Early Last Flowers) [Thom solo] 🌚
This is actually a scrapped part of Last Flowers. Thanks for the ID, u/MajorMajorSeven!
The State Disco 10-1 [Thom solo] 🌚
Bedroom recording of Thom on the guitar
The State Disco 10-2 [Thom solo] 🌚
Same song as above, just another take
Karma Police [Thom solo] 🌚
Bedroom recording, only Thom and his guitar, different lyrics, and vocal key
unknown song (lyric - 'I hope you choke on your nice cuisine') [Thom solo] 🌚
The same bedroom recording, only a short glimpse of this song before the tape ends
Stockhausen Voices (11-1)
A snippet of Stimmung ('Singcircle version') by Stockhausen
Thanks for the ID, u/agentleBout!
No Tomorrow (Early Exit Music)
Very different lyrics, thom singing with acoustic, sounds like colin singing with him
Jonny's Ocean Song [Thom + Jonny] 🌚
Thom on tour bus with Jonny, playing together
Live A Little [Thom + Jonny] 🌚
Same ride, another song
Hotel Room Noise
Maybe the rest of the tour bus ride
Mute Button 11-1 [Thom solo] 🌚
“Let me go” thom solo acoustic song
Mute Button 11-2 [Thom solo] 🌚
Same guitar melody, different lyrics
Climbing Up The Walls (Mansfield) [live - 14 August 1996]
Live at Mansfield 1996, higher quality, SBD for sure
I Promise (Mansfield) [live - 14 August 1996]
Live at Mansfield 1996, higher quality than the promo released before OKNOTOK
Paranoid Android 11-1 (Mansfield) [live - 14 August 1996]
Live at Mansfield 1996, best recording out there
Karma Police 11-1 (Mansfield) [live - 14 August 1996]
Live at Mansfield 1996
Service [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom solo acoustic recording
‘Jaz’ Song [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom acoustic solo recording
Let Down 11-1 (Galway) [live - 28 July 1996]
Live early version, an organ instead of Jonny at the ending
[tape blip - (Citizen Cane Intro)]
Very droney, a recording of one of them playing maybe an organ or something else
Let Down 11-2 (East Rutherford) [live - 19 August 1996]
Another live recording, early version
Paranoid Android 11-2 (East Rutherford) [live - 19 August 1996]
Live early version; I think this one could be the Hershey stadium in 1996
Karma Police 11-2 (East Rutherford) [live - 19 August 1996]
Same show for sure, live and early version
DESCRIPTION: A disc mostly comprised of live performances.
Climbing Up the Walls 12-1 [live]
Early lyrics, full band.
Climbing Up the Walls 12-2 [live]
Early lyrics, full band performance.
Nearly identical to the studio version.
I Promise 12-1 [live]
Full band performance. Thom plays electric instead of acoustic. Early lyrics.
Paranoid Android 12-1 [live]
Drums have lots of reverb in the beginning. Features organ. Some lyrical differences such as last verse in rain down part being missing. Different ending/breakdown.
TV Show Noises
“Tomorrow they shall be swimming in the new lake in babyland.”
No Surprises Please 12-1 [live]
Thom: “Hello, we’re the support band”. Performance during the tour with Alanis Morisette most likely.
Paranoid Android 12-2 [live]
Also features organ and some lyrical differences. Nearly identical to the previous above live version.
I Promise 12-2 [live]
Same venue as previous live stuff here. Possibly some small differences in the lyrics. Features different bassline and washy organs.
Karma Police 12-1 [live]
Right-channel-heavy mix. Some lyrical differences and prominent jonny piano magic. Same show as well as the rest.
Climbing Up the Walls 12-3 [live]
Thom: “It’s a song about murder”. Lyrical differences and some sonic differences. Same performance too.
P.S. Great Idea performing this to Alanis Morissette fans idiots.
I Promise 12-3 [live]
Similar to previous performance on this disc.
Let Down 12-1 [live]
Early version. Beautiful and rough performance. Lyrics are quite similar to the studio version and same with the music.
No Surprises Please 12-2 [live]
Similar to studio. No real differences besides lack of some sonic textures and different backing vocals. Some slight melody difference at one pint.
Climbing Up the Walls 12-4 [live]
Another early version that is again quite similar to the previous version in this disc. Nice scream at the end, Thom!
Features cool breakdown, but besides that, it’s the same as the studio.
Paranoid Android 12-3 [live]
Similar to all the other different live versions in this disk.
Different lyrics: “if you’re so important, why don't you remember my name, are you ignorant?”, then says “stupid” followed by “motherfucking stupid” before they play the rain down part.
Let Down 12-2 [live]
Really great performance similar to the studio version.
Fridge Buzz 📼
Literally a buzzing fridge
Silicon Valley (Early Palo Alto) [Thom solo]
Has Jonny guiding Thom through some chords
1000 Miles (Thom solo Acoustic) 🌚
Sounds like an early version of Exit Music
Field recording with TV audio
Field recording with distant music
Band rehearsing in the background?
Lift (Seattle) [live - 24 March 1996]
Full band monitor. Incomplete.
TV dialogue and audio (13-8)
This audio can be heard in Fitter Happier
This Is The Panic Office [Thom solo] 🌚
Talking before acoustic jam with Thom mumbling overtop
§? [Thom solo] 🌚
Reminiscent of I Might Be Wrong? Acoustic IInstrumental
Harmonics Riff [Thom solo] 🌚
Might be Attention. Acoustic
Lay Off The Beef [Thom solo] 🌚
“Lay it on the ground / it’s driving me insane” Acoustic.
Soft Machine drums
Acoustic. Sounds like incidental western music
Choir from TV with dialogue
Recording might be from another disc
Polyethylene Pt. 2 [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom acoustic demo. Alternate lyrics “The little things”
[My New Clothes]
Only a blip
Ed’s Song (Early Lull)
My New Clothes 14-1
Another version of “Hurts To Walk” by “Thom” Yorke. Played in a “room.”
My New Clothes 14-2
Cut in the tape, an extra snippet
My New Clothes 14-3
Thom remarks about how he is proud of his funky clothes
Full band. Contains lyrics “little by little”; seems to have no relation to TKOL
Airbag 14-1 (DC) [soundcheck - 10 April 1996]
Early, acoustic, full band.
“In the next world war, an angel at my door..”
Noise - Chatter (14-8)
Overlapping conversation, sounds English
Electioneering 14-1 (DC) [live - 10 April 1996]
“This is a new song.”
Some lyrical variation from final version. Also screams potatoes.
Lift 14-1 (Cleveland) [live - 8 April 1996]
Same live session, transitions to Lift, with O Superman by Laurie Anderson intro. Good performance.
Thanks to u/shanerichmond for fix!
Airbag 14-2 (Philadelphia) [live - 11 April 1996]
Similar to 9:33 above.
Airbag 14-3 (DC) [live - 10 April 1996]
Acoustic again, live. See above.
Attenzione! 14-1 (Fast)
Full band recording.
“Joy of the uprising, an action with some meaning”
Attenzione! 14-2 (Minneapolis) [soundcheck - 3 April 1996]
Full band recording. Sounds serene, twangy, and folk rocky.
Lift 14-2 (Minneapolis) [soundcheck - 3 April 1996]
Skips around a couple times, resolves to Lift
Airbag 14-4 (Minneapolis acoustic) [soundcheck - 3 April 1996 - fragment] [duplicate]
Jamming on Airbag
“It’s on tape, yeah?” -Thom
Manhattan Dogs [Thom solo] 🌚
Thom singing over muted acoustic guitar track.
“Is anyone around? I think you’re crazy for wanting me to tell”
“You’re always on the phone”
Paranoid Android 14-1 (NY) [soundcheck - 12 April 1996]
Thom directing volume levels a bit. Slight variation in “rain down” section lyrics; “It’s gonna rain down on you”
Airbag 14-5 (NY) [soundcheck - 12 April 1996]
See all above instances of Airbag it’s very similar. Maybe some extra synth-y stuff in this one
Electioneering 14-2 (San Diego) [live - 30 March 1996]
Sounds weirdly distant. Vocal tracks almost seem isolated? “Give me one of them prizes”, “Doin’ it all” lines are in here. Must be an early performance.
I Promise 14-1 [live]
Fast-forwarded intro speech; “I can’t read music, these are words.” --- “-REM tour, and I still look” --- “-he said he didn’t mind. This is a new song, called I Promise”. Has “I won’t fool around no more” verse.
1/2 Paranoid Android? 14-2
“Why don’t you remember my name” part. Alternate “rain down” lyrics from above (49:04) are not present here. “Hallelujah” variation of “rain down” lyrics also absent. Thom sings a backing harmony part here after the normal lyrics. No “that’s it sir” part.
Attenzione! 14-1 (Palo Alto) [soundcheck - 28 March 1996]
Cuts in for first verse, no intro. Unsure of lyrical differences with other versions on this file.
Attenzione! 14-2 (Palo Alto) [soundcheck - 28 March 1996]
not sure I’ve heard these lyrics yet? “There’s nothing better to do / I’m taking off my clothes because I’ve got the hots for you”. No backing vocals.
I Promise 14-2 (NY) [live - 12 April 1996]
“This is for the girl who just said ‘Thom help me I’m dying’ down in the front!” Drums similar to remastered version. Has extra “fool around” verse, but no “funny look” line from 1:00:26 version.
According to redditor /u/EsotericCD, this performance is from 4/12/96 Roseland Ballroom. Thanks for the ID!
Three Seconds of Subterranean Homesick Alien
What do I need to put here? Like seriously.
Karma Police - Final Version
Let Down - Near-Final Version with Acoustic Intro
Slightly different from the album version. Acoustic guitar from ending is now in the intro.
Lift - Alternate Version, Mix #1 ⭐
Full band finished studio recording. It's incredible.
Silence / Lift synth intro bit
Cut synth bit from previous lift intro
Airbag - Late/Final Version
Late/finished version. may be a different vocal take; different reverb.
Electioneering - Final Version
A Reminder - Final Version
Uptight (less room) - Late/Final Version
Early title of Subterranean Homesick Alien. Late/finished version
Uptight (less drums) - Late/Final Version
Late/finished version. Must be something different..?
Uptight (Nigel's master) - Late/Final Version
Late/finished version. Must be something different..?
No Surprises Please - Late Mix, Original Speed
Different vocal take from album version. Original recorded speed; half-step down from album version.
Exit Music (For A Film) - Late Mix
Starting with a thom chuckle and an “Okay”. Same as Tape 18 version?
Paranoid Android - Late Mix
Synths seem quieter. Slightly different mix.
DESCRIPTION: This disc contains an early alternate tracklisting of OK Computer, labelled as containing the “finished mixes” in the official MINIDISCS [HACKED] release.
Airbag (unmastered album version)
Paranoid Android (unmastered album version)
Subterranean Homesick Alien (unmastered album version)
Exit Music (For A Film) (unmastered album version)
Let Down (early fade out)
Fitter Happier (unmastered near-final version)
Unclear if this is the finished mix as there is another mix on disc 17.
Climbing Up The Walls (unmastered album version)
No Surprises (unmastered album version)
Electioneering (unmastered album version)
Lucky (unmastered album version)
Karma Police (unmastered album version)
The Tourist (unmastered near-final version)
Unclear if this is the finished mix as there are other mixes on disc 17.
A Reminder (unmastered final version)
Lift (“finished mix” #1)⭐
Lift (“finished mix” #2)⭐
Noise - Fitter Happier beeps
Polyethylene Pt. 2 - Late Mix w/ Vocal Effect
Noise - The Tourist
DESCRIPTION: This might be a continuation of Disc 16, since it also contains unmastered song versions & it is only 27 minutes long.
The Tourist (unmastered near-final version)
The Tourist (Louder Choir) (unmastered near-final version)
Polyethylene Pt. 2 (near-final version)
With its own count-in. Close to album version. Slightly different vocals, less compressed.
Polyethylene Pt. 2 (Less Bass and Snare) (near-final version)
According to Thom’s note, has less bass and snare.
Fitter Happier - Unmastered Album Version
unknown song 17-1 (lyric - 'tomorrow night in Paris') [Thom solo] 🌚
“Everybody wants you but nobody wants you”
unknown song 17-2 (lyric - 'tomorrow night in Paris') [Thom solo] 🌚
DESCRIPTION: This disc contains several takes of Thom singing A Reminder to himself. Very intimate.
“Hello… It’s working…”
A Reminder 18-1 [Thom A Cappella]
Thom singing quietly by himself outside
A Reminder 18-2 [Thom A Cappella]
A Reminder 18-3 [Thom A Cappella - fragment]
Cut off at the end
A Reminder 18-4 [Thom A Cappella]
A Reminder 18-5 [Thom A Cappella]
A Reminder 18-6 [Thom A Cappella]
In a new key
unknown song 18-1 (lyric - 'what did you mean') [Thom solo] 🌚
unknown song 18-2 (lyric - 'what did you mean') [Thom solo] 🌚
unknown song 18-3 (lyric - 'what did you mean') [Thom solo] 🌚
“That wasn’t a shooting star, that was an airplane landing”
unknown song 18-4 (lyric - 'what did you mean') [Thom solo] 🌚
unknown song (lyric - 'you're a sleazy bastard, you're no friend of mine') [Thom solo] 🌚
“I am the sun and the moon”
Thom beatboxing to Laurie’s Theme from Halloween 🤤⭐
Best song in this compilation hands down
Exit Music - Late Mix [duplicate]
Background voices at “sing us a song” are different. Definitely the album take of everything else.
No Surprises - Late Mix #2 [duplicate]
Different vocal take from album version. Original recorded speed; half-step down from album version. Same as tape 15?