Meeting People Is Easy

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A 1998 rockumentary by Grant Gee which follows Radiohead on their world tour following the success of their 1997 album OK Computer, the documentary uses a collage of video clips, sound bites and dialogue, and manages to successfully capture the burn-out of the band as they become increasingly fatigued by the daunting 104 date schedule. It also uses clips from media coverage, including a Kay Burley clip in which she described No Surprises as “music to cut your wrists to”.

The documentary was released on VHS in 1998, on DVD in 2000 (the first DVD ever released by EMI), and was nominated for  Grammy for Best Music Film in the year 2000. It was screened in the UK on Channel 4 in 1999 and then on MTV in the USA in the same year. Also worth a watch is the rare MTV Japan documentary Inside Radiohead (1997) which also followed Radiohead for a portion of the same tour.

DVD

This documentary is best viewed in its highest quality on DVD, which comes in a beautiful gloss printed cardboard packaging with an internal booklet. If you are a big Radiohead fan then this needs to be in your physical collection.

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