Updated Edition of Radiohead Book "Exit Music" Due March 6
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:10:55
Radiohead don't play by the rules of rock stardom. When conventional wisdom urges a turn to the right, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway unfailingly turn left. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, Radiohead have become one of the world's most famous bands, unique in style, themes, and ability to connect to a loyal fan base. Everyone wuvs Radiohead!
But Radiohead's journey to fame over more than a decade has been fraught with tension. As the quintet continues to search for sounds that haven't been heard before, each new album and tour is a potential crisis point, threatening to split the band apart. Through it all, the consummate outsiders have revealed little about themselves. 'You should never assume that people are paying attention to you because of who you are," bassist Colin Greenwood once said. 'Nobody knows who we are, and I hope they never do, on one level, obviously." But Exit Music: The Radiohead Story ($19.99, Backbeat Books) by Mac Randall uncovers the details behind their songs.
Since the first edition of this book dropped 11 years ago, Radiohead's audience continued to grow, their albums regularly debuted at the top of the sales charts and the music industry began looking to them for artistic hints. Acts like Travis, Coldplay, Doves and Muse took their inspiration from different phases of Radiohead's career.
This edition also includes coverage of the band's recent studio album, The King of Limbs. This is also the first time the book is available in the US.
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