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Thief Is King of Think-Rock

A ‘Hail to the Thief’ review from Up & Coming Magazine: “Yes, Radiohead is probably the most socially aware “rock n’ roll” band out there today. Yes, the title of the CD is a swipe at President Bush. Consisting of Thom Yorke, lead vocalist and frontman; Jonny Greenwood, guitar; Colin Greenwood, bass; Ed O’Brien, guitar; and Philip Selway, on drums, Radiohead’s latest release makes reference to the (then, at the time of recording) impending invasion of Iraq – the band citing Bush as the Thief of Baghdad – as well as the 2000 election. To say that Radiohead is a politically motivated and socially conscious band is like saying The Beatles made a hit song or two.” [read it in full]

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