Label: Audio Publisher - AP 005/6 • Format: 2x, CD Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
The song is moored to a repetitive basslineand develops in a direction influenced by jazz. Radiohead singer Thom Yorke wrote the "National Anthem" bassline when he was 16, and played bass on the studio recording.
Jonny Greenwood added Ondes Martenot and sampled sounds from radio stations,  and Yorke's vocals were processed with a ring modulator. Yorke and Greenwood directed the musicians to sound like a "traffic jam"; according to Yorke, he jumped up and down so much during his conducting that he broke his foot. Just blow, just blow, just blow. The free jazz section was described as "a brass band marching into a brick wall" by one reviewer.
The song received polarised reviews from music critics. In his review of the album for the New YorkerNick Hornby mentioned the song as "an unpleasant free-jazz workout, with a discordant horn section squalling over a studiedly crude bass line". However, Adam Downer of Sputnikmusic said that "by the end of the song, you're in awe of such a jam session" and named it a "recommended track".
The Jazz Passengers did an instrumental version on their album Reunited. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Song by Radiohead. This article is about the Radiohead song. For patriotic musical compositions, see National anthem. Jazz-rock free jazz.
Parlophone Capitol. Nigel Godrich Radiohead. This song, featuring a horn section improvising over a repetitive bassline, demonstrates the band's increasing influence from jazz during this The National Anthem - Radiohead - Eloquent Metaphors period.
Yorke cited Charles Mingus as his main inspiration here. Retrieved 12 July Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 20 April Retrieved 29 March Morning Becomes Eclectic Interview. Jonny and Colin Greenwood. MC2 Magazine : 44— Archived from the original on 29 November Retrieved 19 November They truly seem to be the pioneers of new sound at the moment.
While the band Heart Of Stone - Unknown Artist - Hit Computer - 21 International Top-Hits For Dancing is still valid, the really exciting things going on in music now are created in people's bedrooms. Juice Magazine. Archived from the original on 9 March Retrieved 19 May Retrieved 3 March Retrieved 23 June Retrieved 2 September The New York.
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