A dance club by ’86, it’s playing house by ’87, famous by ’88.
The venue is demolished in 2002.
It begins the band’s major success; all albums since (including the 8th The King of Limbs, released Feb. 18, 2011) have gone platinum.
In a pioneering 2007 move, 7th album In Rainbows is released as a digital download — fans told to pay what they want. A couple months later it’s released as an album — and makes top-10 everywhere. Nude
US release was Nov. 6. Box office fail; but important noless, loads of well-known musicians are heard in the soundtrack credited to bands The Venus in Furs and Curt Wild’s Wylde Ratttz.
French EM duo Daft Punk releases its first new album in 8 years, Random Access Memories. If you don’t count their Dec. 3, 2010 filmscore for the Tron: Legacy soundtrack.
They leave behind the faltering EMI label for Sony. Their first, 1997 debut monster Homework made UK#8. Two singles made USDance#1, Da Funk and international #1 Around the World. Second, Mar. 13 2001 album Discovery did similarly well and was used as a soundtrack for feature-length anime Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.