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Radiohead Dedicate ‘OK Computer: OKNOTOK’ to Thom Yorke’s Late Ex-Partner

Trixie Textor, Getty Images
Trixie Textor, Getty Images

A Radiohead fan who received their copy early recognized the name in the dedication.

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Radiohead Release Video for ‘I Promise’ From ‘OK Computer’ 20th Anniversary Edition

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Radiohead premiered the previously unreleased "I Promise" on the BBC today.

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Radiohead Slows Down on ‘The Tourist’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

Radiohead were just about to finish sessions for 'OK Computer' when they decided to record one last track.

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Radiohead Started Out ‘Lucky’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

In a way, 'OK Computer' began before Radiohead even realized what was going on. 'Lucky' predated the sessions, but ended up being the perfect fit for the album.

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Louis Armstrong Suffocates the Beach Boys on ‘No Surprises’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

As opposed to 'OK Computer' tracks where ugly lyrics match ugly sounds, “No Surprises” meets Thom Yorke’s despondent words with the record’s prettiest moments.

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Radiohead Uses a String Section to Go ‘Climbing Up the Walls’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

On some 'OK Computer' tracks Radiohead were trying to emulate “The White Album." But on this song, the band wanted to be the opposite of the Beatles.

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‘Electioneering’ Puts Radiohead on the Campaign Trail: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

Radiohead has never been shy about sharing their political opinions. On "Electioneering," they saw themselves as politicians... almost.

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Writer’s Block and Unsettled Thoughts Inform Radiohead’s ‘Fitter Happier': The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

W.A.S.T.E.
W.A.S.T.E.

"Fitter Happier" serves as the manifesto of Radiohead's 'OK Computer,' even if Thom Yorke disavows the lyrics now.

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The ‘Karma Police’ Catch Up With Radiohead: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

One of Radiohead's best-known songs began as an inside joke before it turned into a spooky vision of a dystopian future.

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Radiohead Crushed by Wall of Sound on ‘Let Down’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

Thom Yorke cries, “Don’t get sentimental / It always ends up drivel” on 'OK Computer’'s fifth track, about so many forms of alienation.

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