Radiohead Album Hides An App That Only Runs On An 80s Computer

Radiohead Album Hides An App That Only Runs On An 80s Computer
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The new special edition album OKNOTOK hides an Easter egg inside the C90 cassette tape that comes with the album

Zack Palm
  • 19 july 2017

If there’s a championship for expertise in hiding Easter eggs, Radiohead takes the prize.

The band’s new special edition album OKNOTOK celebrates the release of the iconic OK Computer, Radiohead’s third studio album, 20 years ago. OKNOTOK comes with a C90 cassette tape comes featuring 90 minutes of the band’s demos. Near the conclusion of the tape, a series of piercing digital noises comes on, as if signaling the end. However, a Reddit user identified the sounds as coming from a ZX Spectrum, a British computer from the early 1980s, along with a program file attached to it. YouTuber OooSLAJEREKooO ran the program through a ZX Spectrum emulator and posted the results in the video below.

OKNOTOK is priced at £100, or $130.

OKNOTOK

If there’s a championship for expertise in hiding Easter eggs, Radiohead takes the prize.

The band’s new special edition album OKNOTOK celebrates the release of the iconic OK Computer, Radiohead’s third studio album, 20 years ago. OKNOTOK comes with a C90 cassette tape comes featuring 90 minutes of the band’s demos. Near the conclusion of the tape, a series of piercing digital noises comes on, as if signaling the end. However, a Reddit user identified the sounds as coming from a ZX Spectrum, a British computer from the early 1980s, along with a program file attached to it. YouTuber OooSLAJEREKooO ran the program through a ZX Spectrum emulator and posted the results in the video below.

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