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Gov’t Mule & Toots Hibbert Share A Reggae Radiohead Cover

Jam-band Radiohead covers are practically a genre unto themselves, and here's an especially weird one. In 2006, Gov't Mule, the Southern-rock jam band founded by a couple of Allman Brothers sidemen, played an all-reggae show at New York's Beacon Theatre. The reggae legend and Toots & The Maytals frontman Toots Hibbert sat in. The band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015

Out Of Control On Videotape: The 10 Best Radiohead Music Videos

The most important Radiohead video is probably this clip, of the band playing "Creep" at the MTV Beach House in 1993. That's the video that showed what the band could've easily been: A one-hit wonder playing for disinterested frat boys and beach bunnies, looking uncomfortable and humiliated while knocking out their one perfect diamond… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015

The Bends Turns 20

More than a year after they released The Bends, Radiohead spent their summer touring North America's finer outdoor shed venues, opening for Alanis Morrisette. Considering the lordly spot Radiohead now occupy, that seems like a gross indignity. But they were lucky to be there. At least in the U.S., The Bends was not an anticipated… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015

5 Ideas For Your Next Tattoo Of Thom Yorke’s Face

Unlike Radiohead albums, it's not really fair for me to rank band-inspired tattoos from worst to best. At the end of the day, that's someone's art and another person's flesh that I'm critiquing, and this isn't the right platform for it. Who am I to declare this misspelled Hail To The Thief chest piece... More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we're reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum's free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead's classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we've produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015

30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks

My passionate teenage obsession with Radiohead coincided with the rise of Napster. So whereas previous generations of fanatical music fans lived and died by record stores, catalogs, and zines, I surfed the far recesses of the internet for rarities and had them delivered directly to my hard drive at snail speed. Maybe that was a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2015

Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead

I have almost nothing to say on the subject of Radiohead. I barely know anything about their music, because I've never liked it. It's not a value judgment on their personhood or anything -- it's just not for me. The only person in my immediate life who likes Radiohead is my dad, who also happe… More »

By: Meredith Graves / March 11, 2015

In Defense Of The King Of Limbs

If you look at the numbers, The King Of Limbs was a success. Its Metacritic score rests at a robust 80, ranking it above 2001's Amnesiac and tying it with Kid A. (Of course part of Kid A's legend is specifically attributable to the fact that it took a moment for many listeners and… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 10, 2015

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015

On A Friday: Radiohead In The ’80s

Before Radiohead released The Bends in 1995 and kicked off an unimpeachable run, there was 1993's Pablo Honey. For a time, I ranked Pablo Honey alongside stuff like the Clash's Cut The Crap: embarrassments by bands that were otherwise unassailable, the kind of albums the band and fans alike tried to willfully write out of… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 9, 2015

Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway Remembers The Bends

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Radiohead's first classic album, The Bends, and in honor of the occasion we've declared it Radiohead Week at Stereogum. Our array of features will include an Anniversary writeup of the album later this week, but first, we asked drummer Philip Selway (second from left) to share… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 9, 2015

It’s Radiohead Week At Stereogum

Welcome to Radiohead Week, Stereogum's weeklong celebration of all things Thom, Jonny, Colin, Philip, and Ed. Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of The Bends, the first of what would become a long list of classic Radiohead albums. We're celebrating the occasion with a full week of features dedicated to Oxford's favorite sons. (Sorry, Supergrass.)… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 9, 2015

Jonny Greenwood Shares Update On Radiohead’s Recording Sessions

Radiohead have been in and out of the studio since last fall. Presumably they're working on their next album, but word has been mum about what exactly is going on. Jonny Greenwood broke that silence today, though, with an interview in Indian newspaper The Sunday Guardian. Here's what Greenwood had to say about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015

Radiohead Was The Answer To A Very Surprising Jeopardy! Question

Look, guys: We made it onto Jeopardy!! Kind of. Last night's episode featured a category dedicated to tribute albums, and hidden away under the $2000 clue was the following: "The download 'OKX,' with 'Karma Police,' was a tribute to this band." The answer, of course, is Radiohead, and the album in question is the More »

By: James Rettig / January 2, 2015

Jonny Greenwood, Gaz Coombes, & Danny Goffey – “Spooks” (Feat. Joanna Newsom) (Stereogum Premiere)

When Radiohead debuted "Spooks" back in 2006, it was a rollicking guitar-powered instrumental the likes of which the band hadn't tackled since "Electioneering." (Actually, the closest corollary in the band's discography is probably the Bends-era B-side "The Trickster.") Now Jonny Greenwood plus former Supergrass members Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey have reworkedMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2014

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they're off The Bends or even something like "No Surprises." First and foremost of those, of course, is "Creep," from their… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 26, 2014

Watch Tears For Fears Play Their Hits And Cover Radiohead’s “Creep” In A Spotify Landmark Session

Tears For Fears have been covering Radiohead's "Creep" for years, but I don't think they've ever had it professionally recorded until now. The band recorded a Spotify Landmark Session at L.A. recording studio The Village in honor of the 30th anniversary of Songs From The Big Chair. The 40-minute video includes VH1 Storytellers-style backstory,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014

Inherent Vice Soundtrack With Radiohead’s “Spooks” Out Next Month

The soundtrack for Inherent Vice will be out on December 15th. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood did the score for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film -- they previously worked together on The Master and There Will Be Blood. The soundtrack features original compositions, a new Radiohead song called "Spooks" that Greenwood recorded with two of the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 16, 2014

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Straight-Faced Mash Up Of Radiohead, Beck, & Phil Collins

The terrifyingly popular Indiana jam-band Umphrey's McGee play an annual mash-up show every year on Halloween, combining covers live and wearing mash-up costumes. (This year, band members wore costumes like Devo Snyder and "Weird Al" Pacino.) As silly as the whole idea is, though, they put serious and obvious work into their mash-ups. This year'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014

Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway On His New Album Weatherhouse

Philip Selway is probably the last member of Radiohead anyone expected to go full singer-songwriter, but with sophomore solo release Weatherhouse, the longtime drummer affirms that he's more than capable of stepping out from behind the kit. Recorded with Bat For Lashes touring member Quinta and Four Tet's former Fridge bandmate Adem Ilhan, the album… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 23, 2014
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