I’ve only just heard the ‘Harrowdown Hill’ B-side, ‘The Drunkk Machine’. If you still needed proof of why Thom Yorke is probably the best person ever, this is it. That a song this creepy, insane and downright brilliant could be a B-side at all amazes me. It sounds like LCD Soundsystem on bad acid, all dancey beats and borderline industrial noise as Thom drawls laconically throughout. And the point where it all breaks down and Thom starts screeching? Icing on the cake. It certainly wouldn’t have fitted the overall tone of The Eraser, but a whole album of this would certainly not go amiss.

Thom Yorke – The Drunkk Machine (YSI)

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