Radiohead Biography Profile

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Radiohead

Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK which formed in 1985. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).

The early years (1992 – 1995)
Radiohead released their first single, "Creep" in 1992. The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Radiohead's popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). The band's textured guitar parts and Yorke's falsetto singing were warmly received by critics and fans.

International success (1996 - 2000)
Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to greater international fame. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.

A change in style and leaving EMI (2000 – 2003)
Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a change in the band's musical style. Radiohead incorporated experimental electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences into their songs, dividing fans and critics, but they remained popular. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of guitar-driven rock, electronics and lyrics inspired by headlines, was the band's final album for their major record label, EMI.

Independent releases and touring (2005 - 2013)
In 2007, Radiohead independently released their seventh album, In Rainbows, originally as a digital download for which each customer could set their own price, later in stores, to critical and chart success.

In 2011, Radiohead released their eighth album, The King of Limbs - again independently - which was described as an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures.

In February 2012, Radiohead began The King of Limbs world tour - with concerts in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. In early 2013, following the tour, Thom Yorke released a studio album entitled Amok with his band Atoms for Peace.

Ninth Studio Album - "A Moon Shaped Pool" (2016)
After much speculation, on May 8, 2016, Radiohead released their long awaited ninth album,"A Moon Shaped Pool" on various streaming services. The band announced the release of their latest 11-track album on Twitter. The first track from the album was "Burn the Witch".

Glastonbury 2017
On October 20, 2016, Radiohead was announced as the headline act for the opening night at Glastonbury Music Festival in June 2017.


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Karma Police

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Creep - Radiohead

Creep

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Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

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No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

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Airbag - Radiohead

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15 Step

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All I Need - Radiohead

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Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

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Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

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Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

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Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

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Lucky - Radiohead

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Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

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House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

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Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

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Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

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Nude - Radiohead

Nude

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Just - Radiohead

Just

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Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

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Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

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Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

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Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

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Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

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Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

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My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

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The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

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How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

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Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

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Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

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The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

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The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

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Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

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Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

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Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

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Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

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I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

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Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

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