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Full band version of Follow Me Around on Q's playlist

In the February 2004 issue of Q magazine, Radiohead's 'Follow me around' is featured on their 'What's on our iPod' list.

This version is actually a 'full band' version produced by Radiohead fan Pawel Osmolski. The song was posted on the At Ease MB for the first time and has found its way on the internet.

Pawel, who posts on the message board as 'devilhood' says: "The mix started off as being an experiment, just to see what I could add to the KROQ performance. I figured that if it's just Thom and his acoustic, I could easily build something from that. Only Thoms vocals and acoustic guitar were left un-touched to a certain degree, I had to edit them so that it was at a set tempo. The whole mix was produced at home using a MIDI/Audio editing suite called Cubase SX2, I used Wavelab for mastering and a V-Amp effects pedal for guitar amp simulation."

Pawel recorded the mix for the fans: "I didn't expect it to become so popular, the feedback response I got from it was overwhelming and I very much appreciate all the comments and e-mails I have recieved because of it. If Thom gets round to hearing it and likes it, I'd hope that this would maybe inspire him to finish the track, either way I'm sure fans would love an official release of it, whether it's full-band or a live take."

Pawel Osmolski in NME

Radiohead have completed two new songs despite the band not knowing about them.

A Fan, Pawel Osmolski, has recorded and released two 'OK Computer'- era tracks on the Internet, 'Big Ideas (Don't Get Any) and 'Follow Me Around', using Thom Yorke's vocals and guitar and simply adding the other instruments himself.

Speaking to NME, Osmolski said: "I've always been a huge fan and I was always interested in their live concerts. So i got hold of some of their bootlegs and listened to the stuff they never really put out. I thought I'd do a little experiment and put all of the other instruments on them. I never intended to upload it all, but my mates told me I should see what people think and I've been really surprised from the feedback I've got- it's really cool."

The tracks are available to download through Radiohead fan site www.ateaseweb.com and Osmolski is currently working on a version of 'Big Boots'.

He said: "What I'm doing is providing people with a slightly more enhanced bootleg, built around that live feel. Thom said once that he'd like to see 'Big Ideas' performed by someone else. I think Thom might be quite interested in what I've done."

 

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