Monday, 27 September 2010

Thom Yorke (and Radiohead...)



This man is a genius - everything from his early demos as "On a Friday", to the latest album "In Rainbows" has styled the way I look at music - and just shows how dramatically a band can change from album to album, yet still seem to keep its fans wanting more and more. If any of you like Radiohead but haven't checked out Thom Yorkes solo album, "The Eraser", I strongly suggest you do!

The album is reminiscent of Amnesiac, Kid A and perhaps the mellow acousticyness of In Rainbows in places. The entire album was produced by Thom - most of it on his laptop and hence many of the songs are powered by repetitive basslines, drum machines and synths - giving way to him being able to loop, sample and recreate the same thing live - its fantastic to watch.

anyway heres a link to a studio recording and a live recording, enjoy :)


Black Swan (Studio)


A fantastic performance of Cymbal Rush on the Henry Collins show


he has also released some newer tracks (check out "Hearing Damage").

Myspace
Official Site - good look navigating around on this one - its like Radioheads OLD site.


on the topic of Radiohead, whos looking forward to the new album? I saw one track off it live earlier in the year (Thom solo). Heres a review which sounds optimistic-(lol)

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/radiohead-new-album-near-completion-best-record-theyve-ever-made-might-be-released-year

peace x

12 comments:

  1. fuck, that was fast. damn, thanks.

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  2. :) hes probably in my top 10 of all time, along with jeff buckley and matthew bellamy of muse

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  3. He has the best voice on this world

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  4. its absolutely amazing - you guys like jeff buckley? his voice is nuts

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  5. Thom Yorke is a GOD. Although i like him better with Radiohead rather than solo...

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  6. Can't believe thom yorke made this remix, it's so good. He's an amazing musician!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43FjaUo4ILQ

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  7. I agree, he's pretty damn awesome. I haven't heard him outside radiohead before.

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  8. haha, he had a lazy eye from birth or something - I think he looks a bit like a crow

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  9. The guy in the picture looks like an absolute bum, seriously, hahaha !!

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  10. Radiohead if one of my favorite bands, they're certainly a huge influence on my music taste. Thom Yorke is a genius.

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