After Adele’s performance at the Grammy Awards, the Wall Street Journal ran an article scientifically explaining why her winning song “Someone Like You” brings so many listeners to tears. Apparently, all it takes to make people cry is something called “appoggiatura.” Throw a few of these ornamental notes on top of emotionally charged lyrics, and […]
When I was a very little man, probably three years old, my family took me to the circus. As I observed the caged lions and tigers, I confidently asserted that they were not ferocious beasts, but rather “people dressed up” as animals. Yes, I was a cynic even as a toddler. In the days since […]
Kid A (Deluxe Edition) Amnesiac (Deluxe Edition) Hail to the Thief (Deluxe Edition) In a career arc, Radiohead was quickly more art-rock than standard alt-rock fare – moving from “Creep” to “Fake Plastic Trees” and then OK Computer and “Karma Police” in four years. Three guitars, cryptic atmospherics, difficult lyrics: These things and more took […]
Let's say, hypothetically, that you weren't lucky enough to catch Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater last month. Maybe you were busy, possibly stuck with your family in the Midwest where the only fun is watching soybeans grow and drinking heavily. It's possible in that hypothetical, not-at-all factual situation that you'd be both bitter about […]
I haven't seen many twitters, chirps, or FaceBook status check-ins mentioning that peeps are headed to the White River Amphitheater to see Radiohead tonight. Did anyone get tickets? If you are a fan of the RH and not headed there… why are you opting out this time?
If there's any one question most bands tend to dislike it's how they got their band name. A band will most likely answer with, "Well, this one night we were drunk…" or something similarly dissatisfying and anti-climatic, which is I avoid the question during interviews. While listening to emo pioneer Cap'n Jazz's completely encompassing Analphabetapolothology, it occurred […]
While I think the subject of this blog post says it all, I'll clarify: TIG has three copies of the Radiohead: Best Of DVD and we'd love for you to win one. Email us by Monday, July 7th to be entered to win!
If you've been devouring all things Radiohead since In Rainbows came out, you know the boys recorded a live set for producer friend Nigel Godrich's "In The Basement" series. You also know that the set was broadcast on May 3rd on VH1, the last place I'd expect to see music nowadays (that's like seeing music […]
I must admit that I wasn't exactly biting my nails to get my hands on Radiohead: Best Of CD. Especially when considering that the band hasn't endorsed it in any way and most people I know simply see it as a giant label trying to rake in more cash in a slow period and take […]
Some might argue it's OK Computer. Others say it's The Bends. But now there's no need to fight which record is Radiohead's best, as the band is about to release an official Radiohead: The Best Of collection on June 3, on Capitol/EMI instead of by free download (we couldn't hope for that again, could we?) Most […]