It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Radiohead pushed the boundaries of rock and roll. Never settling for genre archetypes, they incorporated a wide variety of musical influences - from Pink Floyd to R.E.M. - that challenge even the most dedicated fan. They flipped the music industry on its head and are pioneers of the digital revolution.
Founded in the mid-1980s by schoolboys from a suburb of Oxford, England, Radiohead – who took the name from a Talking Heads song – are the most compelling paradox in modern rock: a worldwide commercial sensation with a restless, experimental vision and underground-pioneer spirit. More at rockhall.com...
Click on poster images for source information. Photographs by Michael Kurman.
Exit Music: the Radiohead Story by Mac RandallIn this new, updated, and revised edition, author Mac Randall follows the band from its beginnings in suburban Oxford, UK, through the success of Creep and OK Computer to the traumatic recording sessions that spawned Kid A , Amnesiac , Hail to the Thief , on to the award-winning In Rainbows and beyond. This new edition also includes coverage of the band's most current release and eighth studio album, The King of Limbs.
Call Number: ML421.R33 R36 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Radiohead: the Stories Behind Every Song by James DohenyWith complex, haunting soundscapes and raw, soul-searching lyrics, Radiohead has blazed an uncompromising trail to become one of the most critically acclaimed, socially aware, and perennially popular rock acts in the world. Like such predecessors as Pink Floyd, U2, and REM, the band has maintained its underground cred even while residing at the heart of the popular mainstream. Now writer and musicologist James Doheny reveals the inside story behind every Radiohead song in a comprehensive and insightful book no true fan will want to be without.
Call Number: ML421.R33 D65 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Radiohead by Martin ClarkeAuthor Martin Clarke chronicles Radiohead's history from the early days in Oxford to the slacker-friendly single "Creep" to their second, multi-platinum album The Bends. This edition updates the story with in-depth accounts of innovative albums Kid A, Amnesiac, and In Rainbows, and the new world tour. Radiohead: Hysterical and Useless is a probing study of a band that is also a phenomenon, and of its charismatic leader.
Radiohead: Welcome to the Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album by Tim FootmanFootman's book gives a detailed track-by-track breakdown of OK Computer - hailed as the last of the classic albums - and traces its influences, from music, film, literature, art and politics. Setting the album in the context of the period in which it was released, Footman shows how the songs are intended to sit alongside one another, released in an era before downloads and cherry-picking the hits were even fashionable. Not only the largest and most detailed study yet published of the last ever classic album, but the most in-depth analysis of Radiohead available.
Call Number: ML421.R33 F66 2007
Publication Date: 2007
The Music and Art of Radiohead by Joseph Tate"The Music and Art of Radiohead provides close readings of the English band's music, lyrics, album cover art and music videos as well as critical commentary on interviews, reviews and the documentary film Meeting People is Easy. Established and emerging academic scholars engage with Radiohead's music and art via concerns of broader implication to contemporary cultural studies. Topics range from the band's various musical and multivalent social contexts to their contested situation within a global market economy; from asking the question, 'how free is art?' to considering the band's musical influences and radical sonic explorations.
Together, the essays form a comprehensive discussion of Radiohead's entire oeuvre, from Pablo Honey to Hail to the Thief, with a special focus on the critically acclaimed best-selling albums Kid A and Amnesiac."--Jacket.
The King of Limbs by RadioheadRadiohead's much-anticipated eighth studio album is the follow-up to their seven-time Grammy-nominated In Rainbows. Produced by longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich. The King of Limbs, named after a spooky tree in Wiltshire's Savernake Forest, has a somber sound. The song Codex is a beautiful piano ballad with string arrangements performed by the London Telefilmonic Orchestra.
Call Number: CD RADIOH KING 2011
Publication Date: 2011
In Rainbows by RadioheadOne of the most talked-about online releases of 2007 makes its debut on CD. Radiohead combine abstract sounds with lyrics that are often deeply personal.