Sparks of lyrical madness create an aura around Thom York of Radiohead. I could write forever about the many ways he inspires me, but my focus today is to share his ongoing project, Atoms for Peace. The 2009 Experimental rock –electronic super group consists of some well-known names that many of us have experienced on their own.
“Put Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and percussionist Mauro Refosco( who has also recorded with the Chili Peppers) into a studio for three days, and you know the sound coming out of that session is going to be otherworldly .” (CNN)
The nine-track album “AMOK” is set to be released in early 2013, according to the magazine, and has been in the works for a few years. (Rolling Stone Magazine)
I didn’t even know that the few songs I have "Eraser" and "Cymbal Rush" are from the first Atoms for Peace album. As I researched more from this band, I got a little history lesson. I discovered, "Atoms for Peace" was the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953.
“I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new – one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.”—Eisenhower
(Left: "Lotus Flower")
Although there are a lot of Radiohead songs that I am obsessed with, I wanted to share these two,because they are both different tones but can equally move you. Enjoy everyone!!!!!!!!!
Left: ("Gagging Order")