Radiohead

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Radiohead is a band from the United Kingdom that is very influential in music, and was especially so during the 1990s. They have had six albums, five EPs and one live album. Singer/guitarist/pianist Thom Yorke has had one solo album, and guitarist Jonny Greenwood has composed soundtracks for major motion pictures such as There Will Be Blood.

Early Years

The band was formed in high school by Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood. Drummer Phil Selway was added shortly after forming as was guitarist Ed O' Brien. Greenwood's younger brother Jonny would tag along to band practices at their mother's request and after begging to become a member numerous times, he was added as a harmonica player. He soon moved to keyboards and eventually lead guitar.

Digital Sale

Radiohead's 2007 album In Rainbows is notable for being the first major blockbuster release by a major band to be released for free. Upon the album's release, the record label sold it through InRainbows.com, where customers had the option to enter whatever price they wanted to pay (including $0). Similar practices have since been used by other major artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Girl Talk, and is rapidly becoming standard.

Albums

  • Drill [EP] (1992)
  • Pablo Honey (1993)
  • My Iron Lung EP (1994)
  • The Bends (1995)
  • OK Computer (1997)
  • No Surprises/Running From Demons [EP] (1997)
  • Airbag/How Am I Driving [EP] (1998)
  • Kid A (2000)
  • Amnesiac (2001)
  • I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings (2001)
  • Hail To The Thief (2003)
  • COM LAG [EP] (2003)
  • In Rainbows (2007)