Radiohead release "not very interesting" hacked OK Computer recordings

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You might've caught wind of last week's big leak of rough demos, unreleased music, and more from Radiohead's OK Computer sessions. According to guitarist Jonny Greenwood, the English rock band chose to release the outtakes as a way to thwart ransom-demanding hackers.

In a statement posted on the band's website and social media Tuesday, lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood said they "got hacked last week - someone stole Thom [Yorke]'s minidisk archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it".

Fans can buy the music for £18 (about $30 Cdn) for the next 18 days.

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Following last week's leaks, Radiohead have taken matters into their own hands.

It's only available for 18 days, and proceeds go to Extinction Rebellion. Some of the tracks from these recordings did make it onto the cassette which came with the OK Computer reissue, the rest were "never intended for public consumption". If this sounds exactly like the sort of thing that tickles your fancy and you would absolutely love to give money to an organisation fighting climate change, you can find the Bandcamp right here. The album is "very, very long". You can hear them all below. Not a phone download.' He added: 'Rainy out, isn't it though?'

Instead of bowing to pressure from the hacker, the stars made a decision to drop all of the tunes on online music site Bandcamp, under the title Minidiscs (Hacked), and allow fans to purchase the whole package for themselves for $23, with profits benefiting the socio-political movement Extinction Rebellion. "As it's out there, it may as well be out there until we all get bored and move on".

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