A while ago we gave you some previews of the Columbia Spectator interview with Radiohead and manager Bryce Edge. As of now, you can read the full interview online at the Spectator website.
In The Netherlands an interview with Thom Yorke and Phil Selway appeared in De Pers. Thom said releasing ‘In Rainbows’ the way they did was an answer to a lot of things.
Thom: “For me, the most important thing was that every album leaks on the internet one way or another. Doing it this way, we were in control of the situation again. And we wanted to have this exciting feeling again: you produce de record, you upload it. And you’re done. Just like John Lennon, who said about Instant Karma: I wrote it before breakfast, I recorded it before lunch and we’ll release before dinner.”
Some people thought they were ripped off, when a conventional release was announced after the download, when they spent $25 dollars for a download with inferior quality.
Thom: “But if we only did the download, a lot of people weren’t able to hear the record. Period. People like my mother! People in Brazil, Argentina, Japan. Those people didn’t download because we couldn’t pull a multi-lingual site together!”