Thom Yorke assembles bizarre backing band

Posted September 29th, 2009 by eric

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is putting together an odd assortment of musicians to help bring his solo album, The Eraser, to life. The band consists of a few recognizable names, including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, and Beck sidekick Joey Waronker. To say that many Radiohead fans will be baffled by the inclusion of Flea is an understatement, but all obvious dick sock references aside, Flea has wildly diverse taste in music. So, despite vast stage persona differences (that make me chuckle just thinking about them on stage together), I could easily see Yorke and Flea sharing some common ground as music fans.

In this interview with Adam Buxton at the recent Latitude Festival, Yorke discusses a few monikers for the group, including Mr T, Thomosexual and Yorkie Fruit and Nut Bar. I stand firmly behind Thomosexual. That shit is gold:

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