Thom Yorke, Massive Attack perform to support Occupy movement
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As America’s Occupy movement begins to sort out its second phase of operations after nationwide evictions from campsites, London’s protests have gotten a high-profile endorsement. Today, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke joined Massive Attack and producer Tim Goldsworthy for a concert at an occupied office building in the London borough of Hackney, the Bank of Ideas, which was owned but abandoned by the bank UBS.
The event streamed live on the Occupy London livestream, which also reports that new music from the ad hoc combo might soon be available on Occupation Records, a music-centric fundraising arm of the movement.
Yorke and Radiohead have been outspoken in lyrics and in interviews about their fears of corporate influence, and Massive Attack recently launched a Soundcloud page devoted to new mixes and tracks from artists inspired by the global Occupy movement.
-- August Brown