sonicmod: Radiohead should
be arriving any moment, now. They are HERE!!!!!!!
Kevin: Has it been hard for you guys to get
along while on the road and during the course of making the
RADIOHEAD: I mean, we have been together 11
years. Our friendship has grown a lot stronger over time. We have
a lot of history, these things help fill this common bond. We are
also touring with Teenage Fanclub. They get along very well. The
best bands have friendship.
synapse: What are your favorite bands of the
synapse: Do you guys feel OK
Computer is different from your previous albums?
RADIOHEAD: I hope so! There is a real sense
that this is a band that has developed quite a bit from making Pablo
Honey and The Bends.
In some ways we were unrecognizable as the same band. But between
The Bends and OK
Computer there is more of a line of development.
lil_boy: What time is the David
Letterman show on at with Radiohead
RADIOHEAD: We are doing Letterman
next Thursday, but I am unsure of the time that it will air.
Dew: Has the tour been fulfilling?
RADIOHEAD: This tour has been brilliant. The
audiences have responded to the new material and the old material
really well. It's been a sold out tour and it's been very
exciting. It's our first tour for the album. And it started in
rubbersoul: Radiohead, do
you guys have favorite albums?
RADIOHEAD: We are listening to Al Green and
Burning Spear on the bus. Personally I have been listening to PreMillennium
Tension by Tricky and In It
for The Money by
synapse: How do you feel about bands like
RADIOHEAD: They kept us off the singles chart
in the #1 spot in the UK! There has always been a demand for this
bubble gum pop.
Spoonman: Is Pablo Honey
an album you'd rather forget about or are you proud of it still?
RADIOHEAD: I think now that there are 4-5
years between it, we can now be proud of it. It's a good debut
album, and shows that there is promise in the band. Towards the
end of touring, it was the only benchmark of the band. Now that
we have further benchmarks with The Bends
and Ok Computer, they probably
represent the band in a much better light. We can have some
affection for Pablo Honey
Aoif: Who's Temm Betts?
RADIOHEAD: I haven't got a clue.
Claire: What is your favorite novel?
RADIOHEAD: Waterland by
Kevin: Do you plan to do any more remixes for
songs from OK Computer like you
did for "Climbing Up The Walls"?
RADIOHEAD: There was talk at one point of
Massive Attack remixing the whole album, but no solid plans of
Kevin: The Bends
is dedicated to the late Bill Hicks. Why? Did his work give you
any ideas for songs or lyrics?
RADIOHEAD: At the time I think that Thom felt
that Bill Hicks was saying a lot of things that Thom was feeling
at the time.
guccipiggy: OK Computer
is very technology oriented. Have your thoughts on the Internet,
etc. changed since the album's release?
RADIOHEAD: Computers, we all had them when we
were recording the album around us. We haven't been able to log
onto the Internet as much since we have been tour. To be in a
chat room with people where people believe it's us is quite novel
Kevin: Why do you think most critics have
mistaken OK Computer for a
RADIOHEAD: I think critics are looking for
the next Pink Floyd of the moment. When we were getting into
music Pink Floyd was a very dirty word. Looking at the album, it
is a cohesive album. The art work was put together the same time
as the tracks. Everything in the album seems quite related to
each other. The people thinking that there was a concept came at
the end since we organized the tracks and artwork together.
Vampirella: Hello loves, are you going to
make a stand against moshing?
RADIOHEAD: It's something that Thom has been
very keen to get kids to stop doing on this tour. We are not a
band that that is appropriate for. It spoils the gig for people
who just want to listen to the music. It also lets people down
front get hurt. And Thom is very against it. So don't mosh at our
gigs or you will incur the wrath of Thom.
TheCure: Who came up with the idea for the
"Karma Police" video?
RADIOHEAD: Jonathan Glazer, who directed the
video for "Street Spirit" had the idea for the video.
It gained quite widespread support from the band since 4 of us
didn't have to appear in it, which is always a bonus.
Dollydaydream: How does it feel to have
attracted interest from Madonna??
RADIOHEAD: They weren't actually the real
people at the show in NY. They were doubles that we hired to
create media hype.
twyg-: Will you give credit to your soprano
during the first verse of "Airbag"? Her voice is
priceless. Was it sampled? Was she with you in the studio?
RADIOHEAD: Thom was there all the time and
he's got a lovely voice. We had to hold him in some very peculiar
grips to get him to sing that high!
synapse: If you could tour with anybody, who
would you tour with?
RADIOHEAD: We are touring with Laika in the
UK, later in the year we are doing some shows with DJ Shadow,
which will be amazing.
itai: Are you guys feeling more self
confident about yourselves now than you were before OK
RADIOHEAD: We are great.
Tourist: Did you enjoy yourselves at the Tibetan
Freedom Concert, and if you
have the chance, would you like to return next year?
RADIOHEAD: The whole weekend was an amazingly
organized event and was a very important concert for us to be
involved in. If Milarepa would like us to play
again next year we would only be too happy, if the situation
continues in Tibet. If we can lend any weight that we can to Milarepa
, we would consider this an honor.
elia: VOX Magazine
presented you as the first album of the next century? What do you
say about that? If at all?
RADIOHEAD: Jumping the gun there, really, we
still have another 2 years to live out. Maybe we will be the last
band of this century.
synapse: Do you guys feel overwhelmed at your
RADIOHEAD: I think when "Creep" was
a hit we were shit scared, because it seemed to be rapidly
running out of our grasp. But any level of success that has come
with OK Computer has come with
a more gradual process of people listening to The
Bends, seeing live shows and the diversity that
is in the band. I think that we feel much more in control of this
RADIOHEAD: Well I have to go, I am off. Bye
Bye. See us on the highway, be it virtual or real.