A new online TV series c/o arguably the best music producer in the world, Nigel Godrich. He’s produced some of the best bands/albums of the past 10 years – Radiohead, Beck, Pavement, R.E.M., Air, and Paul McCartney’s best solo recording possibly ever. My favourite song of the whole series so far is Thom Yorke doing Videotape, the closing track on 2007′s In Rainbows. Proof that a truly good song only needs to rest on one person with one (or very few) instrument(s). If it passes this test, it can proceed. These days, I don’t feel it happens that often. Leave the autotune, ProTools, and the drum machine at home. Do you have a good song and can you perform it well?
Go to his website, there are a ton more private videos (including personal favourites Fleet Foxes).
When I’m at the pearly gates this’ll be on my videotape. mephistopheles is just beneath and he’s reaching up to grab me this is one for the good days and I have it all here in red, blue, green. you are my centre when I spin away out of control on videotape. this is my way of saying goodbye because I can’t do it face to face so I’m talking to you after it’s too late for my videotape. No matter what happens now I won’t be afraid because I know today has been the most perfect day I have ever seen.
Thom always wins.