Harry Patch (In Memory of)
Thom Yorke, one of my favorite creators of melodically interesting sounds has put out a new song called Harry Patch and debuted it a few days ago.
As usual the Radiohead guys are bypassing labels and selling the song through their website and all proceeds go towards a good cause.
As for background on the song, Harry Patch was the last living UK World War 1 Veteran, he was 111 years old. Radiohead released this single in order to make sure he is not forgotten. The song is a tribute to Harry, as well as a fundraiser for the Royal British Legion.
The Sun reported that the family was enamoured over the song, “Our family is very touched thatRadiohead has reached out to its followers and especially the younger generation through the single that echoes” and that Harry “.
Patch was buried on August 6th 2009 in Wells, Somerset, with a public service taking place in Wells Cathedral.