Posts Tagged ‘ed obrien’

Why Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

18 February, 2010

Part VI.

The atmospherics in this song are ridiculously awesome…

Why Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

19 January, 2010

Part, I dunno, VI, I think? Anyway, here are a few more great examples of Ed’s guitar work (and work as a badass, in general):

As you can plainly see, Ed has written an amazing guitar part that creates the entire ambiance and atmosphere in this song, which is the most important part of ‘Let Down’. If you were to strip away the vocals, this song would have the exact same effect, emotionally, that’s a feat in and of itself in rock music. Also, getting that tone of a Rickenbacker is amazing.

Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

30 December, 2009

One of my favorite songs, off of one of my least favorite albums. Ed’s guitar work here is great, simple, but great.

Why Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

28 December, 2009





Seriously, Ed makes this song. Also, what the hell is wrong with the editors/producer of these kinds of live broadcasts? They never show the people who are soloing unless its the frontman…

Why Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

10 December, 2009

Part III…

Why Ed O’Brien Is Awesome…

7 December, 2009

Part II in the series explaining why Ed O’Brien is under appreciated as a member of Radiohead…



Ed is cool because of his interest in Radiohead as a cohesive band. As mentioned previously, Thom and Jonny are given almost all of the credit for creating the bands now trademark experimentations work, both commercially and artistically. However, Ed is the completing facet of the creative triumvirate that is Radiohead’s guitar section.

Thom says it best here:

Why Ed O’Brien is Awesome…

4 December, 2009

This is part one in a series about why Ed O’Brien is cooler than people think. Why? Well, to quote Noely G:

“I know what little Thom does, I know what Jonny does, I know what Colin does, I know what the Samaritan does on drums, what do you do?”

Anyway, here’s the first, and probably the best, example of Ed’s coolness, Treefingers

This is mostly Ed’s creation, with Thom and Ed adding effects to Ed’s guitar work to create the ambient sounds heard on the album. I would kill to hear it before and to know what they used to digitally change it.

Also Cool…

18 May, 2009

I wish they would let Ed play more cool stuff. Or actually, I wish the people filming these appearances would show Ed doing the cool stuff he does. Radiohead isn’t just Thom and Johnny, you know…