select magazine has named thom the 2nd most important person in the world. noel oasis is 1. jonny was number 10, narrowly losing to bill clinton.
the ITV Chart Show is running a series of clips from my iron lung/ fake plastic trees/ creep and the first ever showing of the no surprises video on saturday december 20 at around 11:30am.
speaking of no surprises, it has been brought to my attention that it will not be chart eligible since it is being released on 4 formats. come again?
another piece of entertainment from the january issue of Select:
“Bought One Of Your Own Records?”
“No, we weren’t allowed to. We all walked into a record shop in Nottingham the day the first single, ‘Drill’ EP came out. We walked in, like ‘Mmmm, I’ll buy one of those.’ The guy behind the counter said, ‘Don’t worry man, we’ll give you one.’ We said, ‘No! We really want to buy one.’ He said, ‘Look- your record company’s just given us 20 free ones, and we can’t shift them, not even for 99p, so you might as well have a free one.’ We were very depressed.”
the no surprises/running from demons japanese tour ep has been released. it includes a nice remix of the song pearly*.