Radiohead by Jonathan Hale, ECW Press

Radiohead: From a Great Height

Hale, Jonathan

  • A picture-packed, story-filled, music-loving feast for Radiohead fans. Rolling Stone named them Band-of-the-Year for 1998, Spin magazine did the same. Entertainment Weekly pronounced their last CD the Album-of-the-Year. People said they had the Best Song for 1997. Us called them one of the biggest entertainment stories of 1997. The New York Times put them on the top 10 list for 1997. So did the Los Angeles Times. What's all the fuss about? RADIOHEAD.

    Inspired by the creative genius of lead vocalist Thom Yorke, Radiohead got started in Oxford, England in 1987. The band rose to become one of the top alternative bands of the 1990s. Radiohead’s second album, The Bends, made the Top 50 of Q magazine’s Best Albums of 1995. With the 1997 release of OK Computer, the band’s popularity began to soar; the album hit number 1 on the British charts, and was named Spin magazine's #2 LP-of-the-Year. Soon after, Radiohead was nominated for three 1998 Brit Awards. They also picked up a Grammy Award in the same year for Best Alternative Music Performance for OK Computer. A recent British poll called OK Computer the most favoured album of all time. Anyone who types in the name Radiohead on an Internet search will find all the evidence they need of how huge this band has become. As Rolling Stone says, they are “a stunning art-rock tour de force.” That's what all the fuss is about.

    From a Great Height is the first comprehensive book on this amazing band. It's loaded with photos, trivia, history, and never-before-published info. It also includes explanations of Radiohead’s frequently misunderstood songs, and the single most complete discography of the band. At once an informed commentary on the contemporary rock scene and a guide to an incredibly popular rock group, From a Great Height offers Radiohead fans a picture-packed, story-filled, music-loving feast.

  • Jonathan Hale has written several articles about Radiohead and the alternative-music scene for magazines and newspapers.

  • Published: March 1999

    ISBN: 9781550223736

    Dimensions: 6.75 x 9.75 in.

    Pages: 188