Radiohead: Quintessential Indie Rock at US Bank Arena



The 90’s were a very interesting time for music. It was the birth of grunge and when alternative rock started gaining mainstream appeal due to its rejection of the synth-rock and hair metal of the decade prior. Many great bands came out during the 90’s and none, in my opinion, was more groundbreaking than Radiohead. On the night of July 25, you can see Radiohead live at US Bank Arena.

Radiohead was formed in 1985 in England by members Thom Yorke(guitar, piano, keyboard, and vocals), Jonny Greenwood(guitar and keyboard), Colin Greenwood(bass), Ed O’Brien (guitar and vocals), and Philip Selway (drums). Originally named “On a Friday,” which was the day the band practiced, they changed their name to Radiohead after signing to EMI in 1991. In 1992, the band released their first single with their new label titled “Creep,” which became an instant hit after they released their debut album Pablo Honey in 1993. Two years later, the band released their second album titled The Bends, propelling them into stardom in the UK, but it wouldn't be until 1997 with the release of the band’s third album titled OK Computer that would give the band international acclaim. With its complex production and social commentary of modern alienation with the growing prominence of computers during the time, OK Computer is recognized as one of the best albums of the 90’s.

Throughout the 2000’s the band would continue e