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- Posted on Feb 5th 2010 6:52AM by Julian Marszalek
According to Cook, the band and long-term producer Nigel Godrich held a wrap party on Jan. 30 in a house that had been specially converted into a studio.
Cook wrote: "Bryan [Cook, engineer] helped transform a house in the Hollywood Hills into a recording studio and spent the last three weeks there recording Radiohead with Nigel Godrich.
"I was giddy seeing Beck, Selma Hayek and Danger Mouse chatting around the same pool where Dean Martin and the Rat Pack used to hang out.
"Thom Yorke periodically toyed with the iPhone that controlled the speakers. Usually he skipped forward to a Rolling Stones song. The band wanted to record in L.A. to get away from the dismal English winter. Nigel said they were probably lolling about too much in the sunshine when they first arrived.
"When it started pouring down, they realized someone up there was telling them to get on with it. If their last album was 'In Rainbows,' I guess they could call this one 'In Rainstorms.'"
Bad gags aside, the story was given extra credibility when Bryan Cook wrote on his Twitter account: "...enjoying the afterglow of a career highlight: three weeks of recording Radiohead with Nigel Godrich!"