As a founding member of Radiohead, Ed O'Brien has been on the inside of one of the great rock and roll stories. He talks about growing up in the cloistered world of British boarding school life, recalling the wonder of first seeing a kid his age with a real guitar and the pain of feeling like the sensitive one in a world that equated emotional repression with strength. We get into the dizzying rise of Radiohead, the unique pleasure of being part of the "organism" that is a real band. And we talk about Ed's remarkable debut solo LP, Earth, a work eight years in the making that he released just as the pandemic booted the world out of rock clubs and relegated us all to our couches.
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