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Radiohead “A Genre” Info-graphic

by Jonathan on February 22, 2011

Radiohead info-graphic

Jamie Gurnell wrote in to tell us that he created an info-graphic about Radiohead’s music. On his site, he says:

Radiohead is a band that is the very definition of “unclassifiable” I developed this idea of bleeding genres into each other and plotting the corresponding songs on a graph. It was by no means a mathematical undertaking and took several hours of quite enjoyable listening and debate to achieve. What you come away with is the basic idea that Radiohead in itself is its own genre, refusing to fit anywhere but inside itself.

I am aware that this graph will come under scrutiny and be the brunt of harsh remarks, but in a way, that is what it is meant to do. It is meant to be discussed. It is an ongoing work in progress and until Radiohead stops making music it will never be finished.

If you have any suggestions, remarks or thoughts on improving or altering this design I am completely open to them.

After a few more revisions I plan on trying to get some of these made.
They will be approximately 30X30 Inch silk screens.

Many thanks to my friend Art Commisso for the help.

You can view a larger version here.
You can download an even larger version here.

You can view the info-graphic up close by checking out Jamie’s site or clicking the two links above.

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On this day in 1992: Creep released

by Jonathan on September 21, 2010

It was on this day in 1992 that Radiohead’s U.K. record label released “Creep” as the first official release from the band. While Radiohead is one of the biggest bands in the world today, “Creep” did not initially do too well. In fact, it wasn’t until the end of 1992 that the song started getting attention. First in Israel and then in America when a DJ at San Francisco’s Live 105 started playing the song. “Creep” was re-released in 1993 and became the huge hit that it was. Legend has it that Jonny Greenwood disliked the song and attempted to sabotage it by thrashing his guitar during the chorus. Little did he know that this actually made the song.

Do you remember the first time you had heard Radiohead? Was it this song? What were you doing in 1992?

Respect.

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1993 Pablo Honey Advertisement

by Jonathan on August 5, 2010

Wow, just wow.

Radiohead's Pablo Honey advertisement

I’m sure the folks at Capitol sent this out as a response to the Beavis and Butt-Head episode where they watched “Creep.”

From: Reconstructed: A Music Blog (thanks to JMD)

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The new movie about Facebook called “The Social Network” is coming out soon and one of the trailers features a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” by Scala & Kolacny Brothers, a Belgian girls’ choir, conducted by Stijn Kolacny and accompanied by Steven Kolacny on the piano.

“The Social Network” hits theaters on October 1, 2010.

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Flashback: When Radiohead was a hair band

by Jonathan on May 13, 2010

Radiohead

Watch the video. ‘Nuff said.

(via our message board, Mortigi Tempo)

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All Radiohead albums now available on iTunes

by Jonathan on June 3, 2008

Radiohead on iTunes
Today all of Radiohead’s albums have been made available to purchase on iTunes. Not only that, but they are available as “iTunes Plus” (read: no DRM). We’re sure the addition of Radiohead’s album catalog has everything to do with EMI’s release of “The Best of Radiohead” compilation, which is also available through iTunes today.

But wait! It appears that all of Radiohead’s music videos are available too. Make sure to check out the “Anyone Can Play Guitar” video if you’ve never seen it. So cringe-worthy, it’s great. I mean, who doesn’t love Phil and Ed dressing like bank robbers and Colin holding iguanas? C’mon!
(thanks to Rex)

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