Inspirational Quotes from Colin Greenwood

Motion Picture Soundtrack on Kid A was another Coltrane inspiration.

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It’s a full on job just looking for human social responsibility.

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There’s no point apologizing about where you come from.

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Coltrane would do what you’d get a Roland Pro Tools module to do but with a group of jazz musicians.

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With Dollars And Cents on the album, we had it as a band jam and I sometimes spend evenings playing with records over the top of things we were working on to see what works.

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If you’re working on a computer and you’re editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.

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I’ve seen the Mass For The End Of Time in concert but my brother’s the more musical one really.

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I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.

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I’m going to have classical piano lessons next.

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The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.

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We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes into it to create this ghost repetition melody.

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Phil is a real drummer’s drummer.

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One of the books we read a few years ago that had a big effect on us was Repeated Takes by Michael Chanan.

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I don’t listen to much modern composition.

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Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield, those are the people who informed me in playing the bass.

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In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards a tone generator as well as a riff generator.

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In Kid A and Amnesiac, the guitar becomes one more texture, difficult to separate from other textures.

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Limits are very important.

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I don’t think anything’s underground anymore. And I think that’s a good thing. Everything is up for grabs.

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Warp was important to Thom about two years ago when he was looking for different sounds.

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You should approach technological things in a nostalgic way.

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You should approach a sequencer like you would a Dobro guitar.

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The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive.

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For me that’s what’s fascinating about the internet, that aggregate thing.

Colin Greenwood

With our website we didn’t want people to come to our site and find out about Radiohead. We wanted them to come to our site and find out about what Radiohead are finding out about.

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Our site should be like Paddington Station with a much better version of WH Smith’s in it.

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My page is junk, because I hate putting anything to do with me on the site, it just feels wrong.

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People need to focus on bigger issues instead of whether George Bush is an idiot or not.

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When we rehearse, we’re always trying to aim for something else. But we never quite succeed in getting there.

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We are kind of one step removed, not really in the center of things.

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The thing about rock is that people are not just interested in bands because of where they want to go. It’s where they want to escape from that matters.

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I mean, I’m in a band, we’re reasonably successful, I’ve got a very nice suit – I’m not even a bad person- so why can’t I get a shag?

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We try to treat everywhere we play differently and that’s really important.

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Jonny doesn’t want to do TV interviews because he thinks that he comes across as an idiot.

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