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Radiohead – The King of Limbs

14th Feb 11 (Mon) Leave a comment Go to comments

Screw the Grammys… there’s a new Radiohead album coming out!

The King Of Limbs by Radiohead

Pre-order Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs now. Release dates: Digital: Feb 19, Retail: Mar 28 (Europe) Mar 29 (US/N.A.), Newspaper Edition: May 9.  The newspaper edition includes:

  • Two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
  • A compact disc.
  • Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
  • The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
  • The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download on Saturday 19th February 2011.
  • Shipping is included in the prices shown.
  • One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl.
  • mp3 & Wav formats available $48 (mp3) or $35 (wav).
  • It’s also available as digital only download for $9.
    http://www.thekingoflimbs.com/

As you can imagine, the server is working overtime… maybe wait a few hours to order.

What is the significance or meaning of the name The King of Limbs?  Here’s some thoughts on the album name & artwork, courtesy of The Jammin Jabber blog…

King of Limbs is apparently a thousand year-old tree that inhabits Savernake Forest, which is in close proximity to the house the band recorded In Rainbows in. It is also a term referenced in the Koran (those wacky liberal musicians!)

But the true King of Limbs is older than any future paper or book of fairy tales. He’s been prowling the murky depths for millions of years, biding his time- and now’s his time to shine! That’s right, I’m talking about a little cephalopod who goes by the name of Octopus vulgaris. No one has more limbs than that motherf*cker! And Radiohead knows it, because guess who graces the cover of the new album in all their majestic glory? Not Allah or some goddamn tree, but your garden variety ghost octopus, commonly referred to as a ghoctopus. Long live the king!
Visit TheJamminJabber

Radiohead album #8… octopus cover.  Makes sense to me.

~Dan – np: OzomatliOzomatli

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  1. 14th Feb 11 (Mon) at 1:13 pm

    Such a pleasant surprise. All hail the ghoctopus!

    • 14th Feb 11 (Mon) at 1:47 pm

      Never knew that back story to the album name… thanks for the scoop.

  2. Crocopig
    19th Feb 11 (Sat) at 4:46 am

    I’ve been thinking about the octopus thing since yesterday when I first heard the full album.

    8th album.
    8 tracks.
    Weird octopus-like creatures on cover.
    All tracks are uniform and consistent in structure. no choruses, just a long, winding song.
    So the octopus reference is pretty clear…

    BUT WHY?!?!?!?
    WHY, RADIOHEAD?! WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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