Thom Was Nervous About US Backlash

by Dylan on December 1, 2003

According to this week’s Radiohead article in NME, Thom was nervous about a possible US backlash because of his views on President Bush.
From NME-
“The band have spent much of the autumn on tour in America supporting their current album ?Hail To The Thief?. Thom said that because of his public anti-war stance and the perceived anti-Bush album title, the band feared some kind of backlash.
“We were sort of worried about the reaction to what we had been saying when we went over there,” Thom told NME.COM. “Colin (Greenwood, bassist), whose wife is American, didn?t see a problem at all. It turned out that he was right, when you met people face to face the resistance, disgust and dismay was obvious.”
Thom said that some of the band?s older songs have taken on new meanings. He continued: “When we played ?No Surprises? a huge cheer would go up every night over the line ?Bring down the government / They don’t speak for us..?. Although in Houston, Texas it was a little err…muted shall we say”
You can read the entire article here.



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