Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Radiohead - Supercollider/The Butcher

‘The Butcher’ and ‘Supercollider’ are both set to release on April 16, Record Store Day (Over Seas that is). The 12″ will be available and it is rumoured to only be 2000 copies available. I am sure that Radiohead will also release this as a download (possibly free) as they have done in the past with 'These Are My Twisted Words'. The Butcher is the song that really gets me curious, it is a completely new song that has not been played live at any shows and no one really knows anything about it other then its title. But it could also just be a re-titled song such as how 'Mouse,Dog,Bird' became 'Separator'. Anything that Radiohead have done over the past couple of months is a mystery to anyone so who really knows.

We have all heard Supercollider already from the YouTube links and all the other raw footage live, but we have not heard a clean cut studio version just yet and that is what I am excited about. Thom is brilliant performing this song live on the piano, such a great tune. It will be interesting to see the whole band together perform this and see how it all connects.

On Radiohead's site with the Newspaper album order it says “One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl. Competition closing date 28th March." This could very likely be the 2 songs they were talking about. The artwork really goes with 'These Are My Twisted Words' and 'The King of Limbs'.

Supercollider Lyrics

Twisted and broken
Particles scatter
Brought in from the sun
Swimming up stream, before the heavens crack open
Thin pixelations, coming up from the dust
In a blue light
In a green light
In a half-life
In an odd light

I’m a brainscan flip-flopping
I’m a pulsewave hot-stepping
I put the shadows back into the boxes
I am open
I am welcome
For a fraction of a second
I have jettisoned my illusions
I have dislodged my depressions
I put the shadows back into the boxes.
I put the shadows back into the boxes.

Supercollider performed live June 7th 2008 in Dublin


  1. I am not sure if this will be the 12'' they will give away or not. I thought it would contain 2 songs from TKOL, though it could be this. I hope the winner shares photos of it! The artwork is great on the single.

  2. It was announced on the same day March 28th that the contest was suppose to close as well. Who knows but my guess would be that it is this 12" that would be signed by the band. But then I guess it wouldn't be as rare if they have 2000 other copies of the same thing. I dunno