THOM YORKE has revealed that RADIOHEAD made a series of short films based on songs from ‘KID A’, but they may never see the light of day because of their original decision not to release any singles from the album.
Speaking on the Radiohead question and answer forum [url=]www.spinwithagrin.co.uk, Yorke said that in retrospect the band “all felt pretty sad” at their decision not to release any singles from ‘Kid A’. He said: “It meant the only judgement of our music was being made by critics, which was OK and everything but there is nothing like the excitement of hearing (your music) on the radio. The reason we didn’t have any singles was nothing to do with artistic credibility…it was just the stress of getting into that area at the time was too much, and perhaps too misrepresentative.”
Yorke added that “half an hour’s worth of short films” which are “the best pieces of video that we had ever made” may now never get a public airing as a consequence. He continued: “They didn’t fit the format, which is bullshit. It makes me very sad to think that no-one is ever going to see the most beautiful piece of film that was ever made for our music, which was a full-length video for ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’ which has me in tears every single time I watch it. Or the digitised fucked-up version of ‘Idioteque’ live, or the incredibly daft sperm monsters jumping into a pool of blood that went with ‘Kid A’.”
Yorke joked that the release of new album ‘Amnesiac’ later this year would coincide with “singles, videos, glossy magazine celebrity photoshoots, children’s television appearances, film premiere appearances, dance routines, and many interesting interviews about my tortured existence”.