Random Welsh musician David Wrench wanted to cover “Creep” on his new EP. He was told no. He did not take it very kindly, in fact, he posted the following (we’ll leave his grammar intact) on his website-
Due to Radiohead banning the cover of creep, the world war IV ep has been withdrawn. We approached Thom Yorke of the band in manchester to ask why permission was not allowed, but all he did was get angry and started shouting “do you know how hard I work?”, well probably quite hard Mr Yorke, but then again so does everyone else I know, and for a fraction of the pay and satisfaction you get out of work. We genuinely believed that Radiohead would have given permission for use of their song on an anti war ep, but they work far too hard apparently. FAKE PLASTIC POP STARS. If you would like to let Radiohead themselves know what you think, the email address for their management is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested, you can go find out more about David Wrench over at his homepage. You can also listen to some of his music. I’d recommend the Radiohead-esque track “Superhorny” (“I’m superhorny/with UK repression/got a stiff upper lip/and a permanent erection” to a CasioTone beat.), but unfortunately I can’t because it’s not very good.
CUTW delightfully adds that if you would like to let David himself know what you think, the email address for his management is email@example.com.
(Thanks to Just Radiohead/CUTW.)