Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Amplive - Radiohead Rainydayz Remixes

Radiohead Rainydayz Remixes
(02.2008, Self Released)
Verdict = Amusing But Little To Sustain

Radiohead are untouchable. The band has created a celestial aura that causes teeny bopper frenzies among their fans which are by a large majority not teenagers. I mean, could Jonny Greenwood or Thom Yorke be anymore godlike in their indie rock stardom? This is probably the reason that albums like Radiohead Rainydayz Remixes came into existence. Amplive, like many of us, is so obsessed with the band that he just compulsively started creating an album remixing their perennial In Rainbows. Apparently he forgot to tell the band and once word got out there was some confusion as to what to do with the release. Fortunately, the cool dudes that they are, Radiohead conceded to allow Amplive’s remixes a free online release. Unfortunately, the tracks are a bit lacking. Initially it is kind of fun to hear bits of In Rainbows cut up into hip hop beats with some notable rappers rhyming on top (most notably, personal faves Del the Funkee Homosapien and Chali2na). However, the tracks quickly wear thin as Amplive fails to manipulate his source material into anything interesting. The end result comes off as a slightly better than average fan remix, which is essentially what it is so, uh, mission accomplished. It’s a fun novelty though and it’s free so there is no reason not to let your curiosity get the best of you.

-Mr. Thistle

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1 comment:

Justin Snow said...

I'm not that big of a Radiohead fan so correct if I'm wrong, but is this the first of it's kind? I mean, an album of Radiohead music mixed up to have different people rap over it? If it is the first, then I'm pretty surprised. I remember a little after The Grey Album came out, it seemed like everyone was doing it. Weezer, Pavement, Metallica, they all had their albums mixed with Jay-Z's (with mostly poor results). I guess I just expected this sort of thing to happen to Radiohead a lot sooner.