So, yesterday I had this idea about the pie in sky possibility that Friday’s The King of Limbs might just the first installment in a bigger album. It was fun to put the word out, speculate and start rumors. Apparently, it is an idea a lot of people liked. That post, so far, has attracted over
5,000 6,000 10,000+ visitors to the blog in just a couple days. More interesting, however, is how this rumor I started has now popped up on forums, discussion boards, album reviews, record label sites, youtube, etc…
So, what do we learn? A rumor doesn’t have to have much substantiated evidence to get spread around like wildfire – it just has to be something people WANT to believe.
Would a double-album, with more to come today or later be great? Yes. Is it likely to happen? No. But, that is why I started the rumor – because I want to believe.
On a happier note, Radiohead LP sessions have always included a large amount of additional material, released later as EPs, single b-sides, bonus discs or 2nd LPs (in the case of Amnesiac). So, any way you slice it, this surely isn’t the last we have heard from the King of Limbs sessions.