Foo Fighters Legend Trashes Radiohead Album

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Foo Fighters and Nirvana producer Butch Vig called Radiohead’s 2000 album Kid A ‘artsy fartsy’ in a new Classic Rock interview.

“I am such a huge Radiohead fan. I love The Bends and I love, love, love OK Computer, but I was not a big fan of Kid A. It didn’t connect with me. The songwriting on The Bends is genius. Then when I heard Kid A I was like: “Oh, okay, they’ve crawled up their own bums now, they’re just getting artsy fartsy.”

And that’s okay, I still have immense respect for them, they’re an incredible band, but I thought they kinda lost the plot with that one. But I still love Radiohead. The last time they played here in Los Angeles I went and saw them and they blew my mind.”

He also revealed his ultimate anthem, a song he wishes he had written, “Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. I love that song, with the strings swelling and it kicks into that groove. I love Richard Ashcroft’s lyrics. I played that song at my wedding, I love it so much. That’s one that I always wish I’d written.” Sadly The Verve were sued by The Rolling Stones, who collected the lion’s share of royalties for the song.