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Meeting People Is Easy (1998)

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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

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Grant Gee
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Cast overview:
Radiohead ... Themselves
Thom Yorke ... Himself - Radiohead
Jonny Greenwood ... Himself - Radiohead
Ed O'Brien Ed O'Brien ... Himself - Radiohead
Colin Greenwood Colin Greenwood ... Himself - Radiohead
Phil Selway Phil Selway ... Himself - Radiohead
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

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Official Sites:

Capitol Records

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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$51,282, 25 April 1999
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Interviewer: Do you expect any particular action of your audience?
Thom Yorke: I'm terrified.
Interviewer: Why?
Thom Yorke: Well, just cuz you know. Saying... just coming back. It's sort of quite terrifying. And just going into the whole... the wheels start turning again and the industry starts moving again. This time they get more terrifying and it just keeps going and it's basically outside of our control.
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Features Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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Palo Alto
Written by Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway and Thom Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
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More about the media attention than the music.
31 August 2004 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

"Meeting people is easy" is a pretty good documentary of Radiohead's OK Computer world tour. It abruptly begins with concerts (bits and pieces), photo shoots, behind the scenes and interviews with the media through Europe, USA, Japan, Australia and ends back the UK where you hear them recording music for their next 2 albums (Kid A and Amnesiac).

Its not really a coherent documentary, with scenes cutting back & forth and some arty stuff chucked in for the sake of it, but this DVD shows the media attention and coverage they received, all because of their highly regarded album OK Computer... they were the in band at the time.

From this the stress and tension builds up throughout the world tour and we clearly see them getting emotionally drained.

You get to hear them playing bits of new and unfinished music which would be later added onto there next 2 albums, but don't just expect live performances (as there is hardly any). They're a band that's not afraid to experiment with their music. Though this DVD is more about their experiences throughout the tour, then that of their music.

Some people might have found this boring but I actually quite enjoyed it. It would've been great to get some full length live performances than that of small snippets (though there is good full length performance at the end) but I found the media's attention towards Radiohead and how it was eating them up, very interesting indeed.

4.5/5


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