Radiohead Revisits 'OK Computer'-Era Tune
Radiohead has revived a song that was first written in the "OK Computer" era as it continues to record material for its new album, which is expected for a summer release.Radiohead has revived a song that was first written in the "OK Computer" era as it continues to record material for its new album, which is expected for a summer release.
According to a post from frontman Thom Yorke on the group's official Web site, the track "Nude," which has also been known as "Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)," will feature accompaniment by a string quartet. "It sounds beautiful, as far as I can tell," he said.
Yorke played an acoustic version of "Nude" at a January 1998 show in Tokyo, while the full band premiered it during an April 1998 show in Dallas. It also appears on the Radiohead concert film "Meeting People Is Easy."
The group's site also features new photos of band members in rehearsal, including a close-up of a lyric sheet for a song with lines like "Did the cat get your tongue / One by one, in procession / Did your string come undone?"
At present, Radiohead's lone North American date is a mid-June appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn., but a more extensive tour is expected around that time. The group, which was formerly signed to Capitol, is also still sorting out its label situation both in the United States and internationally.