This acoustic performance is with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. Nic Harcourt managed to coral all of Radiohead for the interview. Both the performance and interview took place at Electric Lady studios in New York.
Radiohead discussed topics ranging from the making of the new album Hail To The Thief, fatherhood and their state of mind before and after the completion of Hail To The Thief
For the first time they recorded in sunny Los Angeles and the change in locale had a great effect on the sound of the record. Radiohead worked fast recording a song a day and live in-studio recordings predominate Hail To The Thief.
Regarding one of the themes in the new record, Thom Yorke said, -A lot of the record is about that frustration and powerlessness and anger-and the huge gap between the people that anoint themselves and put themselves in power and the people that allegedly vote for them.-
Pablo Honey (Capitol - 1993), Radiohead-s debut album, produced the monster hit Creep. That was the beginning of the band-s success as well the beginning of new musical paths that would establish Radiohead as the preeminent band in modern rock music.
Radiohead, not content to repeat success by staying the course began to wield a powerful experimental style beginning notably on Kid A (Capitol - 2000). But, it was on their landmark third album, Ok Computer (Capitol - 1997), where the group achieved a blend of composition, production and concept that earned them widespread critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.
See Radiohead on tour now in a town hopefully near you.
- Harold Cane