konkurs – radiohead

RADIOHEAD

Radioheadare an Englishrockband fromAbingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists ofThom Yorke(lead vocals, guitar, piano),Jonny Greenwood(lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments),Colin Greenwood(bass),Phil Selway(drums, percussion) andEd O’Brien(guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut single „Creep” in 1992. The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album,Pablo Honey. Radiohead’s popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album,The Bends. Radiohead’s third album,OK Computer, propelled them to greater international fame.

Kid A andAmnesiac marked an evolution in Radiohead’s musical style, as the group incorporated experimentalelectronic music. Hail to the Thief, a mix of piano and guitar driven rock, electronics and lyrics inspired by war, was the band’s final album for their major record label,EMI. Radiohead initially self-released their seventh albumIn Rainbows as adigital downloadfor which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album,The King of Limbs, was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, which the band released independently.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Among Radiohead members’ earliest influences wereQueen,Pink Floydand Elvis Costello.They also became interested in using computers to generate sounds.Jonny Greenwood also cited composerKrzysztof Pendereckias an inspiration on the sound ofOK Computer.  

Since their formation, Radiohead have been lyrically and musically spearheaded by Thom Yorke. Although Yorke is responsible for writing nearly all the lyrics, songwriting is a collaborative effort, and it has been noted in interviews that all the band members have roles in the process.

Exercise:

Click on the link and select Game Mode “Intermediate”. Watch and listen to the song while filling in the gaps with the missing words, then check your answers by clicking “score” at the bottom of the page.

http://en.subingles.com/exercises/mode/963/Radiohead/Creep

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