Jonathan Richard Guy "Jonny" Greenwood (born 5 November 1971) is an English musician and composer best known as a member of the rock band Radiohead. Beyond his primary roles as Radiohead's lead guitarist and keyboardist, Greenwood is a multi-instrumentalist and also plays viola, harmonica, glockenspiel, ondes Martenot, banjo and drums, and works with computer-generated sounds and sampling; he is also a computer programmer and writes music software used by Radiohead. Noted for his aggressive playing style, Greenwood is consistently named as one of the greatest guitarists of the modern era.
Greenwood wrote the soundtracks for the films Bodysong (2003), There Will Be Blood (2007), Norwegian Wood (2010), We Need To Talk About Kevin (2010) and The Master (2012), and serves as composer-in-residence for the BBC Concert Orchestra. He is the younger brother of Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood.
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... in a completely different form Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood worked on extra material for the song and subsequently abandoned the original material ... Colin Greenwood and Godrich originally set out to record handclaps for the song, but when the clapping proved "not quite good enough", they decided to record the children cheering ... On "All I Need", Jonny Greenwood wanted to recapture the white noise generated by a band playing loudly in a room, a sound which never occurs in the studio ...
... Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller is a compilation album created by Jonny Greenwood, lead guitarist of Radiohead ... The album culls Greenwood's favorite reggae and dub songs from the vaults of famed record label Trojan Records, in honor of the label's 40th anniversary ... artwork by Stanley Donwood, as well as liner notes written by Greenwood ...
... is an electronic song with "mechanical rhythms" Jonny Greenwood built from physical tape loops ... Greenwood described it as “very old school electronica no computers, just analogue synths, tape machines, and sellotape.” Yorke thought it was "the most ... by krautrock band Can and the Pixies' use of "huge build-ups of tension and release" Greenwood's lead guitar sound was influenced by Siouxsie and the Banshees ...
... When the song shifts from the verse to the chorus, Jonny Greenwood plays three blasts of guitar noise ("dead notes" played by releasing fret-hand pressure ... Greenwood said he did this because he did not like how quiet the song was he explained, "So I hit the guitar hard—really hard" ... Ed O'Brien said, "That's the sound of Jonny trying to fuck the song up ...
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“Oh, many a day have I made good ale in the glen,
That came not of stream, or malt, like the brewing of men;
My bed was the ground, my roof the greenwood above,
And the wealth that I sought, one far kind glance from my love.”
—Unknown. The Outlaw of Loch Lene (l. 14)