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Thom Yorke Celebrates Obama Victory With Free Track

November 6, 2008 9:05 AM ET

Barack Obama wasn't just America's choice to be the next President, as the rest of the world is celebrating the victory of our new Commander-in-Chief. Radiohead's Thom Yorke was especially happy with the end of the Bush era, so to celebrate, he posted a free remix of "Harrowdown Hill," a song off his solo album The Eraser. "I humbly donate a remix of 'Harrowdown Hill' that was finished ages ago during the band webcasts," Yorke wrote. "A small reminder of the dark days of Bush's..." And to think, it was only eight years since Yorke was lobbying for that Nader guy.

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