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Radiohead's Secret Weapon

June 12, 2006 10:15 AM ET

Who's the guy behind that cool woodcut artwork on the website for Thom Yorke's Eraser? None other than Radiohead's favorite artist, Stanley Donwood, who has worked with the band on all of their album and poster artwork since the release of the My Iron Lung EP in 1994. Donwood is in fact a pseudonym for the writer and artist Dan Rickwood, who attended the University of Exeter with Thom Yorke. Rickwood's newest exhibition,"London Views," is on display at the Lazarides Gallery in London; the exhibit showcases the work that Yorke is using for The Eraser.

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Song Stories

“Don't Dream It's Over”

Crowded House | 1986

Early in the sessions for Crowded House's debut album, the band and producer Mitchell Froom were still feeling each other out, and at one point Froom substituted session musicians for the band's Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. "At the time it was a quite threatening thing," Neil Finn told Rolling Stone. "The next day we recorded 'Don't Dream It's Over,' and it had a particularly sad groove to it — I think because Paul and Nick had faced their own mortality." As for the song itself, "It was just about on the one hand feeling kind of lost, and on the other hand sort of urging myself on — don't dream it's over," Finn explained.

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