Thom Yorke comments on the Presidential visit
One of George Bush’s daughters attended Radiohead’s show in New York, despite the band’s well documented hatred for the US president.
“We were playing ’The Tourist’ at the end of the show… and yes we did wander what the shuffling manhandling fighting was in the distance of the audience.
”Turns out it was her six bodyguards clearing the way for the first daughter’s exit. and some pour soul objected at being manhandled by the secret service. I think I would have to.
”In fact, if I had known all this my objections would have been more forthright and extensive… if you know what I mean. Which is perhaps why our lot chose not to tell me who was in the building before we went on. Probably a good idea.”
Yorke added that he was unsure how to react, explaining: ”hmm I dont know if we should be
D. ask if she had a valid ticket
E. object belatedly on moral grounds
F. ask again if she had a ticket and question whether this really what our gigs are about
G. don’t blame the daughter for the father
H. shut up and smile
answers on a postcard”
The appearence by member of the Bush clan is suprising considering the title of Radiohead‘s last album ‘Hail To The Thief’ was a direct attack on President Bush‘s narrow election win.
As previously reported by NME.COM,Yorke is now set to release his solo album ‘The Eraser’ on July 10.