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Radiohead Quotes


"Radiohead is overrated. Thom Yorke's solo output, however, is brilliant." - Thom Yorke

"I just think Radiohead are f-in' miserable bastards." - Noel Gallagher

"I was a huge Radiohead fan growing up." - Iwan Rheon

"The only thing worse than Radiohead fans is everything else except me" - Thom Yorke

"If Radiohead were a fruit we would be apples, because apples are festive" - Thom Yorke

"The hardest part about being in Radiohead is listening to my own music." - Thom Yorke

"Lauren Hill, I always have her solo CD nearby. I have Coldplay, Radiohead, just a mix" - Taryn Manning

"Everything I do feels like It's going to end up being in Radiohead." - Jonny Greenwood

"The Radiohead record, The Bends is my all-time favorite record on the planet." - Tommy Lee

"Lauren Hill, I always have her solo CD nearby. I have Coldplay, Radiohead, just a mix." - Taryn Manning

"Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis." - Nuno Bettencourt

"I'm obsessed with Radiohead. They're just the greatest band on the planet." - Aaron Paul

"With our website we didn't want people to come to our site and find out about Radiohead. We wanted them to come to our site and find out about what Radiohead are finding out about." - Colin Greenwood

"I hate cars. They are so loud, and ugly, and full of toxic exhaust, like radiohead fans." - Thom Yorke

"Those have been the two biggest challenges of my life: trying to follow Radiohead, and trying to follow Brad Pitt." - Chris Martin

"It feels like Radiohead are famous, but that no one knows who we are. Which is brilliant, really." - Jonny Greenwood

"I like many different kinds of music. My favourite band is Radiohead, and I'm also a giant Jeff Buckley fan." - Christopher Masterson

"My reaction to Radiohead isn't as simple as jealousy. Jealousy just burns; Radiohead infuriate me. But if it were only that, I wouldn't go back and listen to those records again and again. Listening to Radiohead makes me fell like I'm a Salieri to their Mozart. Yorke's lyrics make me want to give up. I could never in my wildest dreams find something as beautiful as they find for a single song - let alone album after album." - Dave Matthews

"Well, my favorite band is Radiohead. But, you know, I am pretty fascinated in general with music. I love music. It is definitely an interest." - Steve Nash

"I want to make music as good as Radiohead, as good as Coldplay. I can make hip-hop as good as anybody." - Lupe Fiasco

"I'm in love with a lot of things. Some of those things love me back. And some of them don't-and one of them is Radiohead." - Guy Berryman

"Maybe Radiohead and R.E.M. Even a group like the National - artists who have crossed over without compromising. It's a special thing." - Guy Garvey

"Recently, I've discovered Radiohead and find them to be quite good. So clearly, I'm some kind of musical retard. (Jonathan Ames, Middle-American Gothic)" - Dave Eggers

"The hardest part about being in radiohead is being inside a giant head that is a radio. Ha ha, little english humour there, or is it a hammer?" - Thom Yorke

"Making music for Radiohead is like going to the bathroom, I'm just going to the bathroom constantly, and millions are watching me go to the bathroom." - Thom Yorke

"If I weren't in Radiohead I'd be working at a grocery store, I'd be that creepy guy who lives in an efficiency apartment and collects salted, cured meats." - Thom Yorke

"Most Radiohead songs are actually REM songs, I just have a mentally ill child read the lyrics aloud and then I change the melodies a bit." - Thom Yorke

"Do you think Radiohead is my whole goddamn life? I also have a roadside cart where I sell apples and mincemeat pies." - Thom Yorke

"I've always been very happy with my role in Radiohead. You're very much a part of everything, but you're much more of a shadowy figure." - Philip Selway

"All of us are extremely competitive. We're kind of competitive with how we work on Radiohead stuff. Having said that, there's also a lot of support." - Philip Selway

"I think Radiohead and Outkast are the two modern popular groups who you can actually say that about. We take inspiration from everywhere." - Eyedea

"I really want to work on a record of mine and I'm just getting inspiration from different sources like one of my favourite bands, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead." - Chris Johnson

"Sleater-Kinney's biggest momentum was from the press - that, second to Radiohead, they got more positive press than any other band in America in the 90s." - Slim Moon

"Growing up, I listened to a lot of jazz and blues records - John Coltrane and Etta James. I was also really into Radiohead and the BeeGees." - Alex Clare

"I'm a huge stadium rock fan, but I'm also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay." - Tom Delonge

"Radiohead and Our Lady Peace are doing the seven layers of guitar, and I kind of jumped on that before anyone else did." - Billy Corgan

"I love music, particularly Radiohead, TV on the Radio, The XX and Tribes - they're a great new band from Camden and well worth a look at." - Luke Treadaway

"When I was growing up, until I was 18 or 19, I was totally invested in the classical music world. I had no concept of anything else. The closest thing to a cool band I listened to was Radiohead. Radiohead were the only band I liked in high school. I was just obsessed with classical music, opera, Claude Debussy, and that kind of stuff." - Katie Stelmanis

"I don't really listen to Radiohead. I listened to the albums and they just didn't move me in the way, say, John Prine does. His is just extraordinarily eloquent music." - Roger Waters

"Yeah, I've mellowed, but not in the sense of liking Radiohead or Coldplay . I don't hate them, I don't wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and don't look like they're having a good time." - Liam Gallagher

"I ultimately decided that I couldn't beat it more than three times a day, (I) was just too drained and chapped. That's what Radiohead is about. You're just drained and chapped, down there." - Thom Yorke

"We are still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but there are 3,000 Kiss products, a Kiss musical toothbrush, everything from Kiss caskets to Kiss condoms. There are no Radiohead condoms...." - Paul Stanley

"Q: Radiohead fans tend to be extremely devoted to the band - they seem to connect with your music and ideals. What do you see as the major aspects of your music which people connect with so well?" - Thom Yorke

"We are different people - you get a different take on the band whoever you speak to. Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering process and out comes the Radiohead thing." - Ed Obrien

"I love nineties stuff like Alice in Chains and Nine Inch Nails. It'd be my dream to have a Radiohead-themed episode of 'Glee.' I also love jazz greats like Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock." - Mark Salling

"But I was in the Radiohead studio today and Phil was there drumming and Thom was there playing. We feel like we've only just stopped and already people are wanting us to carry on." - Jonny Greenwood

"Nothing's more exciting than a day in a studio with a string section - or more ruinously expensive. So it's good to feed that habit away from the band, especially if it means more experience for the next Radiohead string day." - Jonny Greenwood

"If it's time to party, it's time for hip hop. I love Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye. If I'm chilling at home though, I'm listening to Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Radiohead, DJ Shadow. I also listen to a lot of classical." - Alexis Knapp

"We are different people - you get a different take on the band whoever you speak to. Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering process and out comes the Radiohead thing." - Ed O'Brien

"I'd always wanted to work in the studio and experiment with sounds. Things that I'm really influenced by and that I love are like The Beatles and Radiohead, and all those records by bands whose music is really involved." - Regina Spektor

"I really, really like 'In Rainbows.' But I also really like 'OK Computer' as a sort of flipside to that. 'Reckoner' is my favorite, just my favorite Radiohead song. That, 'Idioteque,' and 'Pyramid Song' are my top three." - Phoebe Tonkin

"The Flaming Lips have been on Warner Bros. forever, and certainly everything I heard growing up was on a major label in some way, from the Cure to Radiohead to Bjork." - Win Butler

"I was listening to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, because that was new music for me. I really hadn't been up on them. I mean, I'd heard of them, but I wasn't up on their music. And I kept listening to Radiohead, and I was like, Man, I want to make hip-hop that feels like Radiohead. I want to make hip-hop that can use guitars and soul and jazz and just fuse it all together." - Will Ferrell

"The Summer after high school, when we first met, we make out in your Mustang, to Radiohead, and on my 18th birthday, we got matching tattoes, Used to steal your parents liquor, then climb to the roof, Talk about our future like we had a clue, Never thought I'd wondering I'd be losing you In another life, I would be your belle" - Katy Perry

"Have you ever seen any member of radiohead aside from me in public? Do they interact or 'lift' objects? Holograms, all of them. I created them in 1991 using my massive brainpower. Even pitchforkmedia is a product of my brilliant imagination." - Thom Yorke

"I see fat kids on the street all the time and I give them free radiohead t-shirts with bullseyes on them. Later when I see them wearing the t-shirts I shoot at them with bb guns while riding a very large dog and singing kicking squealing gucci little piggy over and over" - Thom Yorke

"I'll name check Radiohead on this-they've done a pretty suave marketing plan on this new record. I think generally it's been a pretty cool thing, but what they've done is used those (sales) numbers in a way that they can spin them anyway they want cause you don't know what they are." - Trent Reznor

"I was nervous during Radiohead, we thought that they would hate us. I think when we played in LA, one of the dudes from Entourage was in the audience, and that was kinda weird. If anyone would make me nervous it would be David Bowie, Neil Young, someone like that." - Andrew VanWyngarden

"My style is so tightly tied in with our songs that I don't think you could even ask me to quit Radiohead and play guitar for another band. I don't think I could do it. It would probably reveal me to be the bluffer that I believe I am. That's how it feels. I wouldn't have the confidence to do anything but this." - Jonny Greenwood

"Most Muslims do not 'choose' Islam in the way that they choose to become doctors or lawyers, nor even in the way that they choose to become fans of Coldplay or Radiohead. Most Muslims, like people of any faith, are born into their religion." - Mohsin Hamid

"Every one of Joel's important songs-including the happy ones-are ultimately about loneliness. And it's not 'clever lonely' (like Morrissey) or 'interesting lonely' (like Radiohead); it's 'lonely lonely,' like the way it feels when you're being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you sadder." - Chuck Klosterman

"I'm a huge stadium rock fan, but I'm also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay. I've realized that I love all forms of music and get excited when any artist goes crazy and creates something that is an experience." - Tom Delonge

"When I first started drumming, when I was 14 or 15, I started writing songs. I wrote for a couple of years, but when we started 'Radiohead' it became very apparent quite quickly that I just wanted to concentrate on the drumming." - Philip Selway

"I went to a Radiohead concert with Mr. Aaron Paul and became instantly hip. He's a great tweeter and took a photograph of the two of us. He said, 'Man, look at this! We've already got 800 hits in five minutes!' So this old dog became hip." - Pierce Brosnan

"I've been friends with the guys in Radiohead for a lot of years, and I watch the way those guys work with incredible envy. Because whatever the slings and arrows of dealing with the record business, at the end of the day, they have total creative autonomy. They don't need a lot to do what they do, and Thom [Yorke] and Jonny [Greenwood] and the guys have their own joint in their hometown." - Edward Norton

"I'm always happiest trying new instruments - and honestly enjoy playing, say, the glockenspiel with Radiohead as much as I do the guitar. I think regular touring has forced me to play the guitar more than anything else, which is why I'm probably most confident playing that. And whist I'd be lost if I couldn't play it too, I dislike the totemic worship of the thing... magazines, collectors, and so on. I enjoy struggling with instruments I can't really play." - Jonny Greenwood

"I had an affinity for music and could play anything I heard on the piano, but I wasn't scholastically advanced in any way. It was more of a habitual tendency. I would work on weekends at piano bars playing jazz when I was an art student, but the music wasn't mine - it was covers: everything from Radiohead to really old jazz. But other than that, the only training I had was piano lessons from when I was nine until I was eleven." - Melody Gardot

"I was lucky to have a guitar teacher who asked me what I wanted to learn. I brought in "High & Dry" by Radiohead and "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows and he was like, "Alright, I'm gonna teach you these, but you're also gonna learn some stuff that I want you to learn." He taught me Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, so I was getting the technical stuff and the fun stuff." - Rostam Batmanglij

"If Murakami's novels are grand enigmas, his stories are bite-sized conundrums. (...) The great pleasure of the new story collection, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, is watching Murakami come at his obsessions from so many different angles. There's a panoply of strangeness between these covers (.....) This collection shows Murakami at his dynamic, organic best. As a chronicler of contemporary alienation, a writer for the Radiohead age, he shows how taut and thin our routines have become, how ill-equipped we are to contend with the forces that threaten to disrupt us." - Antoine Wilson