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Beck Writes Song About Harry Partch

Front page photo by Autumn de Wilde Harry Patch was the last surviving British World War I veteran. Radiohead wrote a song about him earlier this year. Harry Partch was an experimental music composer who worked with microtonal scales.

The Fiery Furnaces ' Matt Friedberger thought Radiohead wrote a song about him and got pissed about it ("How's the song? Is it 48 notes to the octave?" he scoffed), igniting one of the more confusing (and pretty dumb) band beefs in recent memory . Radiohead did not respond. Friedberger tried to cover his fuck up with a statement that said: "Matt has not heard the Radiohead song about Harry Patch, but if he did, he is sure he wouldn't like ....

From 'Pitchfork'
6:10 a.m. Thursday 19th November 2009 EST
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