Saturday, August 8, 2009

Radiohead - "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)"

New Radiohead is generally good Radiohead. Their latest, "Harry Patch" is a tribute to Patch himself, the last living soldier to have fought in the trenches during World War I. Patch lived to be 111 years old, making him the third oldest man on the planet, and one of the 70 oldest men ever, before passing away on July 25th. In a beautiful tribute, Radiohead pays homage over a swirling string arrangement that might sound more at home in a Hollywood score. Inspired by an emotional interview he heard with the veteran, Thom Yorke says in regards to the song: "it would be very easy for our generation to forget the true horror of war, without the likes of Harry to remind us. I hope we do not forget."


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