Ed O’Brien reflects on 25 years of Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien reflected on 25 years of the band’s iconic 1997 album ‘OK Computer’.

The album celebrates its birthday today (May 21) and O’Brien took to Instagram to share his memories of creating the album, as well as the legacy it left behind.

“So.. today is clearly the 25th anniversary of OK Computer’s release,” O’Brien wrote alongside a photo of a London Underground train.

OK a few thoughts in no particular order.. ” he continued. “Wow… it feels so far away.. 1997 belongs to another era.. we were just kids.. with the same focus and driving.. no party just wish to work for the public. it just keeps getting better.. it’s fun.. people seem to understand what we’re doing and the gigs are getting stronger.. we’ve absorbed a lot of music other than guitar stuff our alternative.. the bitch mixes.. what’s going on.. silently.. the sound of the pet. Scott Walker… Underworld.. Massive Attack… Portishead… it’s pretty DIY..

“We built our own mobile studio and co-produced the album with Nigel Godrich.. he did a great job.. thought it was his first production.. i know him as the… ..we look for more inspiring places to record than the usual recording studios.. a space nicknamed the canned applause… literally, it’s located inside a large metal box for apples .. one is the magical St Catherine’s Court owned by Jane Seymour .. and it was a magical time. ”

O’Brien later discussed how the band met late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in 1996, when they opened for Alanis Morissette on tour, with whom Hawkins was drumming at the time. .

“Thanks to Alanis for choosing us to open for her, that allowed us to play all these songs that would become OKCs..” he wrote. “That’s where we first met the light that was Taylor Hawkins.. even though we knew we were headed for something we didn’t know it was going to be.. how could you? .. even listening to some radio talk today, i’m really overwhelmed and still amazed.. we’re on one side of it and can’t really understand the public aspect of it .. then Glastonbury… dreams come true .. there are shadows too .. you think these things will fix you .. they don’t .. that work comes later .. everything pauses to put These songs are out…

O’Brien concluded: “Grateful, thank you to the people around us at the time.. our management, our crew, our Parlophone and Capitol brands.. we are one family.. no cliché.. we were and we all broke our guts and put our hearts and souls into it…still doing.. “

In the second post, O’Brien added: “Thank you all for joining us on that journey.. we were all a part of it.. and thanks as always for my brothers Philip, Colin, Jonny and Thom.. All in love.”

Radiohead’s last studio album came in 2016 with “A Moon Shaped Pool”, while in 2021 the band released “KID A MNESIA”, a triple album celebrating the records “Kid A” and “Amnesiac”. “, along with a third disc of rarity and a B-side called ‘Kid Amnesiae’.

The band Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood – along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner – have also formed a new band called The Smile, which released their debut album, ‘A Light For Attraction Attention’ last week. and kick off their first European tour on Monday (May 16), releasing a new song called ‘Friend Of A Friend’.

After debuting live at Glastonbury’s Live on worthy farm Going live last summer, The Smile streamed their first proper live shows with three shows over 12 hours at London’s Magazine location last month.

Smile review ‘Light to attract attention’, NME wrote: “While there is no sound or direction in the recording that would shock any longtime follower of Yorke or Radiohead, it is clearly crafted with a free spirit and energy. the pressure of the famously tortured and laborious quest to create another monolith from The Radiohead Machine might not have allowed them.

“In cutting some new shapes, this supergroup is set to make some of the most engaging and satisfying music of their careers. My goodness, it looks like they’re having fun – or, at least, as much fun as they can get while trading in this dizzying predicament. “

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Emma James

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