"Like Spinning Plates" / The Science of Radiohead
“Like Spinning Plates” may be one of the most experimental tracks Radiohead has produced. It appears near the end of their fifth studio album, Amnesiac. The tracks from Amnesiac were produced during the Kid A sessions. But rather than release a 20-track LP, the band decided to release the other songs a year later as a separate album.Brad Osborn, assistant professor at the Kansas University School of Music and author of "Everything In Its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead" will will take us on a musicological exploration of “Like Spinning Plates.” We’ll discuss its bizarre origin story, how it follows the theme of memory in the album, and most of all, its distinct timbre.