Sunday, August 29, 2010



Sunday, August 15, 2010

It seems music has got to the point where everybody has the right to go any place they like. And it shouldn't be over your career or one record, it can be over a song, or even ten seconds. There's ten seconds of hip-hop on the LP, you know. To me that's how I listen to music now. I don't want to be in a rock band anymore, anyway.
--Thom | 2000

What we're hearing in our heads is much more like this disjointed fragmented thing, very much a landscape. Well, the artwork is very much a landscape--for fear of sounding prog-rocky. It wasn't about people as such, not really about observing characters. It was very much about objects that you have no emotional attachment to at all. I consider the album to be incredibly unemotional. It's not in any way trying to pull you in. The vocals are like a grammar of noises.
--Thom | 2000

It's very fragmented. Like if you walk into town one day and you pick up bits of people's lives, but only for seconds, and you don't really get any further. It's not really pursued. It's sort of just there, really. It's not a big deal, it's just happening.
--Thom | 2000

I was completely blocked, because I couldn't sustain anything through a whole song to make it convincing, and I couldn't sustain a thought to the end of a sentence, and I couldn't sustain playing the guitar over four chords without thinking it was shit. And then eventually when the confidence came back, it came back in the form of not having a problem with that, actually using that. Saying, 'Okay, this is just fragments.' There's much more confidence than OK Computer.
--Thom | 2000

The title just seemed to work. I think the best ones are usually like that. Often, if you call it something specific, it drives the record in a certain way. I like the non-meaning. All sorts of bizarre things have come up in relation to it. But the one I like is based on the idea that, somewhere, some errant scientist has already created the first completely genetically cloned baby--Kid A. I'm sure somewhere it's already been done, even though it's illegal now.
--Thom | 2000

The words themselves on Kid A are kind of empty because they're leaving room for the music.
--Thom | 2000

The vocal parts are really interesting because it's the first album that we - as a band - haven't been aware of what Thom's singing about. He didn't talk about his lyrics
--Ed O'Brien

I cannot get my head around the fact that it's number one in America at all. It just doesn't mean anything. It's just la-la.
--Thom on Kid A