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  Amazon.com: The Eraser: Music: Thom Yorke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yorke is probably one of the most self-effacing figures ever to gain such an international cult following.
Thom Yorke just seems to pour his whole mind and soul into every album he records, and "The Eraser" is not exception to this.
Thom Yorke is a mystery to me. I love his beard.
www.amazon.com /Eraser-Thom-Yorke/dp/B000FPYNR6   (1521 words)

  Thom Yorke - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Few rock singers of the '90s were as original and instantly unforgettable as Thom Yorke, as his band, Radiohead, became one of the biggest bands of the 21st century after making a career out of specializing in challenging and unpredictable rock.
Born October 7, 1968, in Wellingborough, England, Yorke was born with a vision ailment: his left eye was paralyzed and shut and until the age of six.
Yorke has also appeared as part of the ad hoc alternative supergroup Venus in Furs for the soundtrack to the 1998 glam rock film Velvet Goldmine, lending his vocals to the tracks "2HB," "Ladytron," and "Bitter-Sweet." In May 2006, he unleashed a surprise by announcing an imminent solo album on Radiohead's weblog.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/275/Thom-Yorke/30049022.html   (476 words)

 Thom Yorke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yorke currently lives in central Oxford with his partner, Rachel Owen, a printmaker who holds a doctorate in art history, and their two children, Noah, born in 2001 (to whom the Radiohead album Amnesiac was dedicated) and Agnes, born 2004 (to whom Yorke dedicated The Eraser).
Yorke himself, being chief songwriter, lyricist and vocalist, is attributed many of the same personal qualities as exist in Radiohead's music from this period to the present day — themes of isolation, hope, resignation, and urban-existentialism to name several.
Yorke released The Eraser, an album of solo material, on July 10, 2006 in the UK and July 11, 2006 in the U.S. Produced and arranged by Nigel Godrich, featuring cover art by Stanley Donwood, it was released on the independent label XL Recordings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thom_Yorke   (2509 words)

 Radiohead - Thom Yorke
Thom is also an excellent keyboard and piano player, as is evident in Everything In Its Right Place, and Pyramid Song.
Thom is in a steady relationship with his girlfriend Rachel, who he met at university.
Hates it when Jonny rewires his guitars, has been dying his hair since he was 13 (though it's naturally brown at the moment), gets mad when people mosh at their concerts, likes Macintosh and was born wth one paralyzed eye which he can now move completely independent from the other.
radiohead1.tripod.com /band/thom.htm   (336 words)

 Thom Yorke Photos - Thom Yorke News - Thom Yorke Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke, lead singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist of the highly-popular UK alternative band Radiohead, was born on October 7th, 1968, in Wellingborough, England.
Thom Yorke: People are born with certain faces, like my father was born with a face that people want to hit.
Thom Yorke: The difference between me and Bono is that he's quite happy to go and flatter people to get what he wants and he's very good at it, but I just can't do it.
www.tv.com /thom-yorke/person/99198/summary.html   (357 words)

 thom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Born with a paralyzed left eye, Yorke spent most of his first five years undergoing operations leaving him with impaired vision and his trademark lazy eye.
Yorke later attended the University of Exeter and worked as an orderly in a mental hospital.
Yorke has also garnered attention as a political activist campaigning for causes including Free Trade, Anti-War movements, and Amnesty International.
www.greenplastic.com /band/bios/thom.html   (301 words)

 thom yorke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
thom yorke is the lead singer of the band, for most, radiohead is synonyms with his name.
thom's unique voice gives each and every song that radiohead character.
thom's influences, aside from sleep depravation (as he says) and his own internal inspirations include the many genre's of music he listens too.
www.eden.rutgers.edu /~dbeamer/radiohead/yorke.html   (166 words)

 A new Yorke state of mind - The Boston Globe
Yorke's seemingly simple and reasonable step has, inevitably, been cause for speculation about the future of his Grammy-winning group of sonic avatars, especially since none of his bandmates perform s on his new disc.
Yorke has said that much of the material for ``The Eraser" grew out of boredom, as well as a long-lingering, inchoate desire to try something different with the sounds he hears in his head and saves as files on his laptop.
Yorke's hunger to take a detour from his day job and make ``The Eraser" is completely in keeping with this ethos.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2006/07/09/a_new_yorke_state_of_mind   (877 words)

 The Observer | OMM | Interview with Radiohead's Thom Yorke
Yorke, an 'ambassador' for FoE, had written to the leaders of the three major political parties, inviting them to the gig.
Yorke admitted he was frustrated at the length of time Radiohead were taking to record their seventh album.
What Thom Yorke's doing, he concludes with a strange mixture of a grin and a frown, is 'satisfying a great big need that I have.
observer.guardian.co.uk /omm/story/0,,1795948,00.html   (3856 words)

 Thom Yorke: The Eraser - PopMatters Music Review
Yorke’s narrator, insinuating the pretense of love between stalker whispers, reveals himself to be losing it, interrupting his own thoughts: “The devil may… hey, hey.
Yorke, without wasting time (nine tracks, 40 minutes) or over-indulging, explores a side of music that fans have seen his band increasingly interested in.
With Yorke’s vocal at the front of the mix, he gives himself an exposed position that influences the song’s feeling almost as much as the actual performance or content.
www.popmatters.com /pm/music/reviews/thom-yorke-the-eraser   (591 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Eraser: Music: Thom Yorke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yorke was reluctantly convinced by the producer to leave his voice unprocessed, and the result is sublime angst ridden vocals that soar above this dense electronic soundscape.
This is what Thom hears while he walks down the road, hangs out at home, alone or in a crowd, sitting on the bog, basking in the afterglow, agonising when it occasionally goes wrong.
Yorke's voice is actually a musical instrument, in the truest sense, as his crooning perfectly complements the alienation & urgency expressed throughout the scope of this album.
www.amazon.co.uk /Eraser-Thom-Yorke/dp/B000FPYNR6   (1168 words)

 Amazon.ca: Eraser: Music: Thom Yorke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yorke's abilities to allow is personality to filter into his songs is highly evident, as many of them carry lyrics attributed to Yorke's personal politics.
On "Harrowdown Hill", (arguably the song that will be the most popular), Yorke expresses his distaste over the circumstances of the death of Dr. David Kelly, the British weapons inspector in Iraq who was found dead shortly after testifying that there were no weapons of mass destruction prior to the invasion in 2003.
Thom Yorke's sound is stripped down, and yet at the same time he manages to form beautiful melodies, even if the bleeps and blops of electronic rythyms sometimes almost overpower his talent.
www.amazon.ca /Eraser-Thom-Yorke/dp/B000FPYNR6   (751 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Rock star Yorke sets radio agenda
Thom Yorke's first thought when the Today programme asked him to be editor for the day was: "They must be crazy."
The radio studio was a world away from the recording studios Yorke is more familiar with, especially when a breaking story arose.
But Yorke was sceptical about how much influence his own story choices would have on the day's agenda on New Year's Eve - apart from the hangover discussion.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3359031.stm   (584 words)

 Thom Yorke - The Eraser Review
The fact that Yorke is no longer surrounded by his bandmates is most obvious in the general lack of guitar histrionics.
The Eraser is Thom Yorke’s sonic sketchbook, and it sounds pretty much exactly like what you’d expect from him.
Most surprisingly, Yorke’s vocals are presented more clearly and with less reverb than ever before, giving the album a glistening pop feel that belies its generally cloudy textures.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/0806/thom_yorke_eraser.shtml   (744 words)

 Tiny Mix Tapes Music Reviews: Thom Yorke Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thom programmed all the beats on his laptop, and Nigel Godrich produced and arranged the album, providing a sort of controlled sonorical environment.
Although I prefer Thom's voice drenched in reverb a la OK Computer, it's at least interesting to hear his voice so dry and pushed to the forefront.
Admittedly, the vocal melodies can actually be pretty grating at times with their insistent presence, but the lyric sheet is where Thom can finally be more direct and personal without having to worry about falsely representing the other members of Radiohead.
tinymixtapes.com /musicreviews/y/thom_yorke.htm   (720 words)

 USATODAY.com - Radiohead's Thom Yorke announces solo album   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yorke says he doesn't want to hear rumors of a rift with the band — or even the word "solo."
Yorke released a statement this weekend to various Radiohead fan sites disclosing the album, which he played on and wrote.
Yorke says the music is "more beats and electronic," adding, "but it's songs." A track list of nine songs was released, as was the cover art by Stanley Donwood, who has frequently worked with Radiohead.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-05-15-radiohead_x.htm?csp=34   (290 words)

 about radiohead
Thom Yorke admitted that after the tour the band was really on the verge of splitting up.
Thom and Jonny presented some new work with the London Sinfonietta Orchestra on 27 March 2005 and 28 March 2005 at the Ether Festival in London.
Thom sang from some lyrics sheets the ocean themed debut song "Arpeggi", including the lines "in the deepest ocean", "the bottom of the sea" and "sunk without a trace", which can also be found at the official site.
www.greenplastic.com /band   (3750 words)

 NME.COM - News - Thom Yorke solo album
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is set to release a solo album in July, it has emerged.
In a dramatic statement Yorke said the album would be called 'The Eraser' and that its "elements have been kicking round now for a few years." Just last night (May 12), Radiohead kicked off the UK leg of their European tour, giving fans a taste of six tracks from the forthcoming new Radiohead album.
Yorke also headed off any speculation about the record signalling problems within the band.
www.nme.com /news/radiohead/23064   (266 words)

 Music & Nightlife | Music Review | Thom Yorke | 'The Eraser'
Eraserhead: Thom Yorke would be a good subject for a 2006 Nagel print.
Those hoping for the acoustic guitar- and piano-playing Yorke heard at the Bridge School Benefit a few years back will be let down, because musically his new record may as well be named Kid B.
While still filled with images of corruption, modern decay and technologically induced detachment, Yorke's famously pessimistic lyrics lighten up just a bit here, especially on the subdued "Atoms for Peace." "I want you to get out and make it work," he sings gleefully amid a bouncy, synthesized bass melody as catchy as a children's song.
www.metroactive.com /metro/07.19.06/thom-yorke-0629.html   (439 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | 'Angry' Yorke song on Kelly death
Yorke has said his solo album does not mean the end of Radiohead
Radiohead's Thom Yorke has said a track on his solo album about the suicide of scientist Dr David Kelly is "the most angry song I've ever written".
Yorke said sleep deprivation on a world tour had left him feeling "messed up".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/5092160.stm   (580 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Thom Yorke Turns Down Tony Blair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yorke says the experience has soured him on political activism.
Yorke is backing Friends of the Earth's Big Ask campaign, which is calling for international cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke performs at the MTV2 2$BILL Concert Series at the Beacon Theater June 5, 2003 in New York City.
cbs2chicago.com /entertainment/entertainment_story_080142052.html   (350 words)

 Brian Draper's interview with Thom Yorke for Third Way
another thing is thom loves to keep his private life "private" his will to undisclose weather he reads and gets some inspiration from the Bible is not at all suprising.
Maybe thom feels as though if he is upfront; people will view him as trying to sell them something like the Fundamentalists he has grown to dislike.
Maybe Thom feels that finding the Truth is beyond being just spoonfed, that it has to be something that you have to search for, and think about.
www.licc.org.uk /culture/thom-yorke-interview   (5550 words)

 Thom Yorke album! - Arts and Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The version of 'Fog' (b-side) Radiohead play live is just Thom accompanying himself on a Rhodes, and for me was the highlight of their set a couple of years ago.
What I heard is that Thom's album is more beats and electronics, so it could be good or not so good.
Instead of Jesus coming back, Thom Yorke is waiting for some robots or dogs to come and erase us all.
artsandfaith.com /index.php?showtopic=9350   (2049 words)

 MTV.com: Radiohead: A New Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yorke's not here to go to the supermarket or sign autographs for you...
Sometimes it's hard to tell when Radiohead's opinionated frontman Thom Yorke is being serious and when he's — as the English say — taking the piss.
For Yorke, who has been known to change topics mid-conversation or even walk out of interviews when things aren't going well, being weird, contrary or aloof is a way to avoid having to be too analytical about his personal life and work.
www.mtv.com /bands/r/radiohead/news_feature_061903   (565 words)

 Denver - Music - Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke's first individual outing is about what you'd expect -- a glitchy, primarily electronic excursion that mirrors Radiohead's most recent work.
The Eraser's dour compositions conjure the icy, detached vibe of Kid A and Amnesiac, and were it not for Yorke's beguiling melodies and consistently compelling fey falsetto, it would be easy to peg Eraser as a regurgitation of the band's back catalogue.
Amid a backdrop of assorted arcade noises and claustrophobic frequencies, Yorke delivers dependably pithy, neurotic musings on such standout tracks as "Skip Divided," in which he croons in a noticeably deeper timbre, and "Black Swan" and "Harrowdown Hill," whose slinky bass lines and jazzy backbeats provide a welcome contrast to the album's overall mechanical tone.
www.westword.com /2006-07-06/music/thom-yorke   (357 words)

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