Damon Albarn Lambasts Radiohead

by Jonathan on May 19, 2006

Damon Albarn has seemingly got a bee in his bonnet about other artists claiming to be things they are not – and Radiohead are his main target.
The Blur and Gorillaz man has taken a swipe at Thom Yorke and co blasting them for their live shows and their lack of “humanity”.
According to the Sun Albarn said: “Radiohead – I’m not gonna get into anyone, but bands who care about certain things and then go on one-and-a-half-year stadium tours are just total hypocrites.”
“In on sense you’ve got this developing humanist thing that’s coming out of you, which is great. Then you’re creating these massive impersonal events where you set up as the subject of thousands of people’s adoration. Where is the humanity in that? That’s just idolatory.”
Meow!
Albarn then went on to re-voice his already well known distaste for last year’s Live 8 event, particularly the roles of Bob Geldof and Bono.
He raged: “You can’t question Geldof’s passion. But him and Bono – if you’re so interested and care about Africa, think about the people, see them as a neighbour. Be interested in what they are interested in and don’t impose your own ideas. It’s imperious, it really is.”
Meow Meow!
(from Gigwise.



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