Thom Yorke’s recent candid talk with The Believer spawned, as we predicted, a handful of controversies in the blogosphere. Most notably, Yorke’s ranting on his hatred of CDs, hatred of websites (I hate!), and comment that “none of us want to get into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again,” fueled copious “Radiohead Done Making Albums?!” headlines. While Thom Yorke is busy getting funky with Flea & friends in LA, NME’s weekly print magazine caught up with Radiohead guitarist (and Lily Allen apologist) Ed O’Brien for some good ol’ rumor squashing.
“We were misquoted,” O’Brien told NME (not yet available online). “We will be making an album!” Thom Yorke may be “happy to see the CD format disappear” because they’re “just a fucking nightmare,” but he clearly doesn’t speak for the band on that subject:
“We all like vinyl,” O’Brien added. “That’s not going to go away. I still like CDs as well. I got the Speech Debelle CD the other day—I nearly downloaded it from iTunes, but I thought, ‘No, I want the physical thing.’”
Now it all makes sense that Yorke announced at the final supergroup gig in LA, “We’re going to do this again next year some time,” as O’Brien added that Radiohead are heading into the studio this winter in Oxfordshire, England. Thom’s going home for Christmas, it seems, and Radiohead have at least one more jewel case present to wrap.