Radiohead is a band that has always veered from the 'norm,' but still manages to perk up the ears of fans and critics alike. Mac Randall is both. In addition to writing Exit Music, Mac is a journalist, music critic, and a magazine editor. In the twenty year span of his career, Mac's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Guitar World, The New York Times, etc.
The author is also a musician. Mac Randall appreciates the unique style of Radiohead and admires the band, because they make the kind of music he wants to make. Exit Music first came out in 2000. It was just revised to include more of the Radiohead story.
Description on Amazon:
"Radiohead doesn't play by the rules of rock stardom. When conventional wisdom urges a turn to the right, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway unfailingly turn left. Despite or perhaps because of this, Radiohead has become one of the world's most famous bands, and more important, unique in its style, themes, and ability to connect to a loyal fan base. But Radiohead's journey to fame over more than a decade has been fraught with tension. As the quintet continues to search for sounds that haven't been heard before, each new album and tour is a potential crisis point, threatening to split the band apart. Through it all, these consummate outsiders have revealed little about themselves. But Exit Music: The Radiohead Story uncovers the details behind the songs. In this new, updated, and revised edition, author Mac Randall follows the band from its beginnings in suburban Oxford, UK, through the success of Creep and OK Computer to the traumatic recording sessions that spawned Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, on to the award-winning In Rainbows and beyond. This new edition also includes coverage of the band's most current release and eighth studio album, The King of Limbs."
Get the latest edition of Exit Music: The Radiohead Story HERE
Mac Randall also has an e-book out filled with great playlists. Get 101 Great Playlists HERE
For more information on Mac Randall, go HERE.