Message 121: Mingus

The same articles listed in Message 120 also mention that Charles Mingus was an influence for Kid A. For information on Mingus, there is an NPR profile and The Real Mingus Web. One Mingus album that Radiohead’s music alludes to is The Clown, specifically the climax of “National Anthem” mimics, if only obliquely, the climax of “Haitian Fight Song.”

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