OK Calculator

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OK Calculator
Studio album by TV on the Radio
Released 2002
Genre Indie rock, lo-fi, art rock, funk
Length 74:58
Label Self-released
Producer David Andrew Sitek
TV on the Radio chronology
OK Calculator
(2002)
Young Liars
(2003)

OK Calculator is a demo collection from TV on the Radio which they self-released in 2002. The album's title alludes to Radiohead's album OK Computer.

Origins[edit]

We made this disc OK Calculator and left it in cafes and just different places. Just 24 tracks of four-track stuff. And that's on-line now. We sold a few of them on our first tour, a couple, but then the CD burner broke, etc. That's on-line and someone wrote about it as "the extremely rare but superb OK Calculator" and I’m sitting there going, "Are you kidding me?" Rare, yeah, rare because we're making them ourselves, and superb, that's not up to us, but it's not superb. (laughs) I’d be the first person to tell you. There's more hiss on some of those songs than there are songs. And it's fun, and I love it, but I wouldn't call it superb.

Tunde Adebimpein a 2004 Downhill Battle interview

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Freeway" – 2:19
  2. "Say You Do" (Samples Raymond Scott's "Night and Day") – 5:19
  3. "Pulse of Pete" – 3:36
  4. "Me - I" – 3:20
  5. "Buffalo Girls" – 2:58
  6. "Ending of a Show" – 1:09
  7. "Hurt You" – 6:28
  8. "Netti Fritti" – 5:14
  9. "Yr God" – 2:35
  10. "On a Train" – 16:07
  11. "Sheba Baby" – 3:56
  12. "Y King" – 2:43
  13. "Aim to Please" – 3:07
  14. "Bicycles Are Red Hot" – 3:57
  15. "Los Mataban" – 3:00
  16. "Robots" – 3:10
  17. "Doing My Duty" – 5:52
  18. "Untitled" – 0:06

The tracks "Freeway" and "On a Train" later re-appeared on the 2004 7" and CD single for "Staring at the Sun".

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