If you are up for some alternative rock music, then Radiohead is the perfect band for you. Armed with Tom Yorke’s mild yet outstanding voice plus the group’s light ambiance, it will surely touch your soul in no time.
Who is this band?
Radiohead was formed in 1985 in Oxforshire, England. It consist of vocalist and guitarist Thom Yorke, lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, bassist Colin Greenwoodm, guitarist Ed O’Brienand drummer Phil Selway. Their 1992 debut single Creep became one of the most recognized songs in rock music though coming from an unsuccessful debut.
Rise to Rock Fame
Radiohead entered the music scene with their debut album Pablo Honey in 1993. It debuted on number 22 in the British charts and just stalled there. Follow up singles like Anyone Can Play guitar and Stop Whispering didn’t make that much of a difference. Then in 1993, Radiohead started to gain listeners when their single Creep got played on Israeli radio frequently thanks to DJ Yoav Kutner and later in March, it conquered the country by storm, booking them a ticket to Tel Aviv, their first live gig overseas. After sometime, the KITS radio station in San Francisco added Creep in their playlist and soon became a heavy contender in MTV. It rose to the number 2 spot in the US modern rock chart, top 40 in the pop chart and eventually became number one in the UK Singles chart with the help of EMI.
In 1995, Radiohead recorded the song Lucky which appeared in their charity The Help Album. The band then produced their next album with the assistance of Nigel Godrich, a sound engineer who produced the Bends and made four recorded songs in 1996. They also toured with Alanis Morissette as her opening act and then later produced another album the next year entitled OK Computer followed by Kid A which received a Grammy award for best alternative rock album.
In 2002, they released another album with the help of Godrich entitled Hail to the thief which got them the best engineered album award. One year later they released a pay what you want album entitled In Rainbows which let listeners pay for the album in whatever price they saw it fit. And in 2009 they released the King of Limbs which moved away from traditional album format.