Radiohead release leaked 'OK Computer' sessions after hacker demanded ransom

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Radiohead release leaked 'OK Computer' sessions after hacker demanded ransom

If you want it, you can buy the whole lot here 18 minidisks for £18 the proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion.

However, instead of giving in to the crooks' demands, Radiohead chose to release all of the 18 hours of stolen content themselves to benefit charity and put them up for sale on Bandcamp, with all the proceeds to go to Extinction Rebellion.

News of the leak was made public by a Reddit user in the Radiohead subreddit, where fans then collaborated on a Google doc collating info about the sessions.

You can listen to the sessions below and download them for £18 at Bandcamp.

The minidisc tracks were recorded by frontman Thom Yorke, with a total of 18 tracks running to just less than 17 hours.

In 2017, Radiohead released a deluxe version of their groundbreaking album that included three previously unreleased songs - "I Promise", "Lift" and "Man of War" - along with a cassette tape of select demos.

In a statement, the band's Jonny Greenwood wrote: "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 for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom. Greenwood said it was never intended for release and was "only tangentially interesting". And very, very long.

Extinction Rebellion is a socio-political movement which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. Not a phone download.

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