Hail to the Thief
The English band, Radiohead, was founded in 1985 in Oxfordshire, England. The 5 band members all met whilst attending Abingdon School. At the time the band was called On A Friday as they used to meet on a Friday to rehearse. The line up consists of Thom Yorke (rhythm guitar, beats, piano and lead vocals), Ed O’Brien (backing vocals and guitar), Jonny Greenwood (keyboard, lead guitar and other instruments), Phil Selway (percussion and drums) and Colin Greenwood (synthesizers and bass guitar).
Radiohead’s debut single was the song 'Creep' in 1992, which initially failed to impress but became a huge hit with the release of their debut album, 'Pablo Honey' in 1993. The release of their second album 'The Bends' in 1995 boosted their popularity in the UK. 1997 saw the release of third album, 'OK Computer', which propelled them to greater international fame and is now considered a landmark record of the 1990s. Their next 2 albums, 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac' saw the group incorporate electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences. In 2003 the band released, “Hail to the Thief”, their last album through record label, EMI. 'In Rainbows', their seventh album was released independently and each customer could set their own price. It was a critical and chart success.
Radiohead have been nominated for numerous music awards including 8 BRIT award nominations (which they have never won), 14 Grammy award nominations (including 3 wins), 10 MTV awards nominations (of which they won 9), 3 Q Awards and an Ivor Novello award. The band are still active today.
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