Reddit’s Radiohead fans announced the leaked recording sessions of OK Computer album last week. After that they created a document to describe all the leaked materials and songs. The recordings are between 1996 and 1997. You can check the detailed document from here.
Now the band’s lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood made an announcement on social media. He shared a screenshot where he explains what happened. You can read the full announcement below.
We got hacked last week – someone stole Thom’s minidisk archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it.
So instead of complaining – much – or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion: https://radiohead.bandcamp.com
Just for the next 18 days. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom.
Never intended for public consumption (though some clips did reach the cassette in the OK Computer reissue) it’s only tangentially interesting. And very, very long. Not a phone download. Rainy out, isn’t it though?
— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) June 11, 2019
Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke announced that his archived mini discs were stolen and asked for $150,000 ransom. The band decided to release the recordings officially. You can read Thom Yorke’s official announcement on bandcamp below.
we’ve been hacked
my archived mini discs from 1995-1998(?)
it’s not v interesting
there’s a lot of it
if you want it, you can buy the whole lot here
18 minidisks for £18
the proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion
as it’s out there
it may as well be out there
until we all get bored
and move on
Now you can listen or buy the recordings from official Radiohead’s bandcamp website.