Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In Rainbows, In Hollywood

Radiohead in the movies.

The boys from Oxford can do no wrong by me. They are the best band in the world right now. Their In Rainbows tour pretty much proves that I think, as does the accompanying album, which finds them in rare form (When are they not?). I may be a bit biased though (I've seen them three times on this tour).

Jonny Greenwood wrote the score for P.T. Anderson's much ballyhooed There Will Be Blood and was unfortunately denied an Oscar bid due to the Academy's ban on
"scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music" (Wikipedia). Looks like the whole gang wants a crack at the whole movie score thing as well (though Talk Show Host, their contribution to the soundtrack to Baz Luhrman's controversial 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, is a standout track in their entire canon).

I'm really excited to see (hear?) this new venture of theirs, as reported above by the BBC. And Mr. Palahniuk is a pretty damn good writer too (so I've heard). At least I know Fight Club kicked ass.

Thanks again to Ben for the heads up.