Colin Charles Greenwood
Date Of Birth:
June 26th 1969
Abingdon Boys School, Cambridge University (studied English Literature)
Ents officer at Peterhouse, Cambridge; assistant at Our Price, Oxford
Garrulous, funny, bookish, can't drive
Past influences - Talking heads, The Fall, R.E.M, Tom Waits
Current faves - Ennio morricone, Prince Buster, Lee Scratch Perry
"Wings Of Desire", 'Bullet Park", "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities", "Perdido"
Being asked, "If you were a milkshake, what flavour would you be?" in questionnaires
Madonna, The Pointer Sisters
Other: Known as Coz.
Instruments: Bass Guitar.
Colin is the Radiohead bassist. And while he's not the most obvious outstanding bassist in the entire world, his style does suit Radiohead perfectly. I don't
think any other bassist could take his place in this band, because it just wouldn't work. The continuous fast 'boom' he adds to songs like The National Anthem,
and Dollars & Cents are vital to how the song comes across. He can change the way a song sounds entirely, such as Planet Telex (which
would be nowhere without a bit of decent bass), and can also sit back and add simple yet significant touches to beautiful melodies. A good example of this
is Street Spirit [Fade Out]. A bassist is required in a guitar band. He's not the most talented bassist to ever
walk the earth, but he's the only one that could work well with a band like Radiohead. Such is his style, Colin is a vital
foundation for the band to build their songs around.
Apparently Colin can't get laid, and is a compulsive liar. But he enjoys a drink and is very strong minded and astute with a good sense of humour. He's also downloaded
a library... So Thom reckons.
See Colin's Page at Radiohead.com.