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So Long to Jonny Guitar: Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 31 October 2009

THOM YORKE may be the driving force and most recognisable face of Radiohead, but for many fans it's the guitarist Jonny Greenwood, the thin, twitchy figure hiding behind a curtain of dark hair to Yorke's left on stage, who brings a crucial spice to the band's performances. That's Greenwood on their breakthrough hit 'Creep', ushering in the chorus with those jarring, splenetic razor-slashes of distorted guitar that kick the song up several gears, sparking its smouldering self-disgust into something closer to cathartic rage - the kind of transformative moment that has become his signature contribution to the Radiohead style.

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