Thom Yorke - Radiohead & Trading Solo

Author: Trevor Baker

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

ISBN: 1784189499

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 6317

Radiohead is a band with few peers - acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling, globe-trotting and a critics’ favourite. At the epicentre are the strangely compelling and yet unusual features of their mercurial lead singer, Thom Yorke, one of rock music’s most enigmatic personalities. This is the first ever biography of Yorke... The tale of the extraordinary drive, ambition and perfectionism of just one man. Thom Yorke’s personal story has never been told and this biography tells that tale with the help of in-depth interviews from former classmates, previous band members, producers and video makers and other key players in his life. This biography chronicles his remarkable life from the formative childhood experiences as a public schoolboy that first shaped his songs, through to each Radiohead album - from his perspective - as well as his solo work and expansive charitable and ecological campaigns. Thom Yorke: Radiohead & Trading Solo provides a fascinating portrait of a man who never settles for second best and decided that stardom, on its own, just wasn’t enough.


Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress



Page: 405

View: 4762

Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album

Author: Marianne Tatom Letts

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253004918

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 3613

How the British rock band Radiohead subverts the idea of the concept album in order to articulate themes of alienation and anti-capitalism is the focus of Marianne Tatom Letts's analysis of Kid A and Amnesiac. These experimental albums marked a departure from the band's standard guitar-driven base layered with complex production effects. Considering the albums in the context of the band's earlier releases, Letts explores the motivations behind this change. She places the two albums within the concept-album/progressive-rock tradition and shows how both resist that tradition. Unlike most critics of Radiohead, who focus on the band's lyrics, videos, sociological importance, or audience reception, Letts focuses on the music itself. She investigates Radiohead's ambivalence toward its own success, as manifested in the vanishing subject of Kid A on these two albums.

Exit Music

Author: Mac Randall

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1458471470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 505

View: 4883

(Book). Radiohead doesn't play by the rules of rock stardom. When conventional wisdom urges a turn to the right, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway unfailingly turn left. Despite or perhaps because of this, Radiohead has become one of the world's most famous bands, and more important, unique in its style, themes, and ability to connect to a loyal fan base. But Radiohead's journey to fame over more than a decade has been fraught with tension. As the quintet continues to search for sounds that haven't been heard before, each new album and tour is a potential crisis point, threatening to split the band apart. Through it all, these consummate outsiders have revealed little about themselves. But Exit Music: The Radiohead Story uncovers the details behind the songs. In this new, updated, and revised edition, author Mac Randall follows the band from its beginnings in suburban Oxford, UK, through the success of Creep and OK Computer to the traumatic recording sessions that spawned Kid A , Amnesiac , Hail to the Thief , on to the award-winning In Rainbows and beyond. This edition also includes coverage of the band's 2011 release and eighth studio album, The King of Limbs .

For a Minute, I Lost Myself: The Past and Present of a Schizophrenic

Author: Scott Gann


ISBN: 0578023008

Category: Self-Help

Page: 565

View: 8209

This is a book about the causes, effects, and coping strategies pertaining to Schizoaffective Disorder. The story is an account of my struggle with this difficult mental illness. The book is a description of a descent into madness, the repercussions of that descent, and the things I did to get my life back on track after my frightening and bizarre experience with Schizoaffective Disorder. If you or someone you know is suffering from Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, or severe depression, then you should think about reading this book. This book provides insight into the mind of a person affected by this most misunderstood illness and explains the steps necessary to make a full recovery from it. Readers of this book will come away with an understanding that there is much hope for people suffering from mental illness, and that if the illness is taken seriously, a meaningful and productive life can still be lived regardless.


Author: Phil Rose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442279303

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 9752

Phil Rose delves into Radiohead’s work and its cultural context, drawing out how the music addresses political, environmental, and social crises. This book reveals the true depth and musical genius that has solidified Radiohead’s place in rock history and pop culture.

Radiohead and the Global Movement for Change

Author: Phil Rose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611478618

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 3706

Radiohead and the Global Movement for Change examines the work of the British group Radiohead, focusing particularly on their landmark recording OK Computer (1997). This book studies the band’s exploration of the crucial issues surrounding contemporary technological development and ‘musical hermeneutics’ with the media ecology perspective.

Radiohead FAQ

Author: Dan Caffrey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493053973

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 634

No band in recent history has divided listeners' opinions as much as Radiohead. Are they the Beatles of the twenty-first century, or is their music just pretentious, overly melancholic, and sometimes boring? Musician, pop-culture critic, and playwright Dan Caffrey wasn't always a Radiohead fan, but that all changed one Chicago winter, when he suddenly found their album In Rainbows to be a welcome source of sonic warmth. An extension of Caffrey's deep but often cautious love for the band, Radiohead FAQ presents a fittingly sideways look at what he's dubbed "the world’s most famous cult band." Inside these pages, readers will find the essentials of the Radiohead story—along with deep dives into seldom explored topics, from the humor surrounding the band's music to the numerous hip-hop artists who have sampled their songs. Each chapter is devoted to a band member plus their producer and "sixth member" Nigel Godrich, revealing comprehensive biographical details about each person. The end result is a book custom made for casual Radiohead fans and obsessives alike—filled with little known facts, new ways of looking at their music, and, like any music book worth its salt, maddening opinions.

Rock and Hard Places

Author: Andrew Mueller

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1593763794

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 3825

Andrew Mueller is Australian by birth, a Londoner by choice, a wanderer by nature, and a journalist by profession. Unable to decide between being a rock critic, travel writer, or foreign correspondent, he hit upon the novel, if time-consuming, solution of trying to be all three at once. In Rock and Hard Places, published originally in the U.K. in 1999, now re-envisioned and updated and available for the first time in the United States, he travels to Lebanon with the Prodigy, comes to America with Radiohead, and goes all over the place with U2. He ventures to Bosnia Herzegovina with an aid convoy in the middle of the war, sees Def Leppard play in a cave in Morocco, and attempts to ask the Taliban not only what they think they’re up to, but who they fancy for the World Cup. He flings himself head first down the Cresta Run, sits in Stalin’s armchair, chases ambulances through Moscow, chases some kind of lost tribe in India, wakes up at least once in a park in Reykjavik, and strongly advises avoiding the seafood salad in Sapporo Airport. He’s funny. Occasionally he makes a point.

The Kennedy Chronicles

Author: Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250028728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1041

Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop music and the madness as an MTV VJ in the 1990s "I am Kennedy from MTV, and no matter where I go someone has a story to tell me about the time we grew up together." Known to millions simply by her middle name, Kennedy helped bring the cutting edge of culture into our living rooms during the 1990s through her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. She interviewed everyone from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions no one else would as she navigated between true artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she gives us a backstage pass at the last golden years of the cable network that defined a generation. As only Kennedy can, she takes us back to unforgettable moments such as Nirvana's seminal performance on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV Beach House and Woodstock '94 festival, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" campaign. We read of priceless moments—on and off set—with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And Kennedy dishes on behind-the-scenes antics with MTV colleagues including Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren. Straddling the line between witness and participant, Kennedy recounts a blitz of surreal encounters: Dragging Stewart to a strip club. Getting naked with Jenny McCarthy. Playing dice on the men's room floor with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The Real World to church—and living to regret it. Making out in a coffin with Dave Navarro. Dodging calls from Courtney Love. Serving as John Rzeznik's muse for the Goo Goo Dolls hit song "Name." And there was that...incident...with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Video Music Awards. Finally, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with priceless, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and more. In her characteristically edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy delivers a juicy and revealing narrative perfect for Gen X and beyond—and for anyone who wants to know what really went on at MTV.