Kid A Radiohead Thom Yorke

Friends of the Earth

Radiohead are backing a FRIENDS OF THE EARTH campaign to raise environmental awareness in the run-up the forthcoming Earth Summit.
Friends of The Earth have set up an audio website at, where they are asking people to submit messages prior to next month’s Earth Summit in South Africa.

The aim is to raise awareness of the pressing need to act on the issue of the environment.

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has contributed a message, while the band have donated a rare video for ‘Motion Picture Sountrack’, as well as an audio stream of the song.

In his message, Yorke said: “The Earth Summit is the only opportunity we have left to address the hijacked free trade agenda of the WTO, to make the environment inextricably linked to poverty and the global divide of 1st and 3rd world, to make corporations accountable for the environmental effects of their business, wherever they choose to hide, and to make wealthy countries take responsibility for the impact their over-consumption has on the rest of the world.

“It is not good enough to preach about the trickle down effect of economic growth if your house is being washed away, your child has skin cancer, you can’t get clean water and the weather is changing beyond recognition, forever.”

Radiohead are currently working on a new album, and will premiere songs from the record on a tour of Portugal and Spain later this month.
– from NME.

Kid A Radiohead

News for August 29, 2000

Death Bear

Another Media Blip has been sent out. This time it’s the Death Bear! It features a sound clip of “Motion Picture Soundtrack”.

View it by clicking this link.

You will need the latest version of Apple Quicktime to view these.

Kid A reviewed in Spin

The new issue of Spin magazine came out yesterday with a review of Kid A in it. The magazine gave it a 9 out of 10. Radiohead may be on the cover next month.

Congrats to GP friend Sarah for being voted Radiohead Fan #1 by Spin!!!


Newsweek mentions Kid A

In Newsweek’s Fall Arts Preview, the mentioned Radiohead and Kid A. Here’s the blurb:

“Kid A” is the year’s most highly anticipated underground pop album. Enigmatic, arty, and brooding enough to be 2000’s answer to “The Wall,” it’s a sure winner for the “Lie in Bed, Stare at the Ceiling, Contemplate Life” album award.

[thanks to Jerome]

Kid A Playback in NYC

Apparently there will be a playback of Kid A at the Sony IMAX theater at Sony Lincoln Square (68th and Broadway) in New York City next Tuesday, September 5. The playback is for media and retail only, but we’ve been told that there will be playbacks for the public soon in selected cities across the US. Once anything is known, it’ll be here!

[thanks VP]


One of the grandaddies of all RH fansites, Lift, has had it’s first update in over a year! We’re glad to see it up again. Lift has played a huge role in inspiring others (including myself) to build and maintain a fan site.