The archive, which takes up 1.8GB, includes demos and outtakes from the OK Computer sessions, including versions of tracks subsequently reworked for the album.
Radiohead responded to the online leak of a series of rough recordings from their OK Computer era by making the full collection available on Bandcamp. You can purchase the set for £18, which will be donated to Extinction Rebellion, "an worldwide movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse".More news: Vatican: Transgender Identity Destabilizes The Family
The minidisc tracks were recorded by frontman Thom Yorke, with a total of 18 tracks running to just less than 17 hours.
Alternative rock band Radiohead released 18 tracks of OK Computer sessions after hackers stole several archived mini discs from Thom Yorke, the band's lead singer and main songwriter.More news: Village in Mali wiped out, over 100 massacred
"Instead of complaining", continues Greenwood, "we're releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in aid of Extinction rebellion".
The "only tangentially interesting" music was never intended for public consumption, he added. Proceeds go to Extinction Rebellion, "an worldwide movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse".More news: LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Sega revealed, game collection coming 2020
In a post to social media, guitarist Jonny Greenwood said that the archive was "reportedly" (his words) hacked last week, with the hackers demanding a $USD150,000 ransom in exchange for not releasing it. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom. Not a phone download.