Thom Yorke: ... I had my arm twisted on "High and Dry".
Pitchfork: To release it as a single?
TY: To put it anywhere. [Laughs]
It's not bad, you know. It's not bad...it's very bad. [Laughs]
TY: When we put Kid A out, I specifically remember saying, "Copy that, you fucking..."
Whatever. We've ripped off R.E.M. blind for years, you know-- amongst other people. Everybody does. It's how you rip them off, as John Lennon said.
Pitchfork: Are there any current bands with whom you feel any type of kinship?
TY: There are bands I look up to. Like I look up to the Black Keys. I'm really excited about Deerhoof. Liars, they're fucking great. LCD Soundsystem. Modeselektor.
I don't like this interviewer's approach... or opinions. I do, however, like gaining insight into my favorite bands.