Sound Check

An Engine in the Radiohead Pantheon


Thom Yorke doesn't read music. Well. I guess that scratches needing to read music off the list of things that need to be in place in order to make incredible music.
what the hell kind of interview is this? some of the worst questions asked - you could have done an ounce of research pre-interview and had yourself a much more quality experience. I'm sorry, but is clive an official member of radiohead yet? that would have been great to find out. instead, you brown nosed radiohead a bit too much, to a guy who may or may not be an official member of radiohead, and clearly weirded him the hell out.
Comeback Kid, where do I say he's an official member? Let me answer that for you - nowhere. I don't say he's an official member, because he's not an official member. He's drumming with Radiohead, that's what I said. A newcomer in the ranks? Does that make him official member? No.

When I refer to the members of Radiohead, I don't list Deamer. But you didn't seem to notice that. You seem to just be interested in being pissed off.

Thanks for reading it though. Sorry you didn't like the questions.
Enjoyed the juicy lead-in prose - nicely done!
@Trent, comeback kid never said you said he was an official member. He was instead saying that you should have asked if Clive was an official member or just for the tour. And yes this interview is atrocious. You might as well have asked if he gets a hard on at the sight of Thom Yorke.
5, noted. Great suggestion. Next time.

I didn't feel the need to ask him if he's an official member of the band, because he's not an official member of the band. At least not at this point. I did ask him what was next, if he would continue to play with Radiohead, and possibly be a part of any forthcoming recording. But he declined to comment on that.

Clive and I have communicated several times since this interview. He's been extremely nice. I'm very much looking forward to the show.
A lot of people give Trent a lot of shit about his interview approach. Thing is, he was granted this interview due to how much people liked his interview with Portishead, and he busted his ass to get it. If you don't like it, go read a million other interviews with someone from Radiohead, interviews conducted by publications who have way more money and way better connections than us, then get bored, and then ask yourself if it was really that great. Better yet, go start your own site and conduct better interviews. Good luck with that. I promoted Trent into print because he gets all this. He's still a pain in the ass half the time, but I can't wait to read his column every week. Still, I love you all.
Trent is better than most of you. Eat it haters. Nice job. Good questions.
Congrats on the success you've had in being in a position the interview Portishead, Clive, etc. But you do come off as a bit brash, amateur, fanboyish... which is breaking many rules of interviewing 101. But, then again, I guess there's a reason you're where you are and I'm where I am. Glad to hear a bit from Clive's perspective, even if he was a bit weirded out by the experience. Thanks for the interview
I found this interview to be a thoroughly enjoyable read. It's absolutely refreshing to read something different, where the subject is pressed by an abnormal question. I like it because it isn't borish music writing 101. I also could care less if he's an official member or not. The man is playing with Radiohead, and Moorman is talking to him about it. In the process, he has some fun with it. What, did you want him to write a manifesto? The people who have a problem with this interview need to freshen up on their sense of humor. There is this thing called humor. Don't be such a drag. .
I enjoyed this interview. He also looks like a lecturer I had whose surname is Deamer, I wonder if they are related.
reminds me of that Chris Farley SNL skit.....
"Remember when you were playing drums on that Radiohead tune?".........."that was awesome."
@7 "Better yet, go start your own site and conduct better interviews."

Like you had ANYTHING AT ALL to do with starting the Stranger...hahaha!!
Really enjoyed reading this interview! On a side note, try not to get to Dennis Miller on that last paragraph of a metaphor/question. Otherwise, good shit!
Really. Who cares if he's an official member or not. If you read this and are getting worked up over whether or not he is an "official member" or not, you need to take yourself out into the woods and never come back.
I really enjoyed this interview- it's great to read one that is outside the box. There are plenty interviews out there done by reporters that ask the same lame questions and obviously don't know or care too much about the subject. Thanks for doing something interesting.
It was very nice of the bemused Mr Deamer to answer your questions and not make fun of you. (that's the impression I take from this transcription, anyway...)
Shine on, you crazy diamond.
Seriously, who cares if he's an "official" member("you said member, mmheh heh heh"). They ain't the fuggin Allman Bros. with bookend dual drummers as a trademark, so who knows what the lineup will be a year from now... Trent M is a drummer too right? So he's the logical choice to interview the drummer who just got his dream gig. Flourishes, flaws and all, it was an entertaining interview that makes me want to go work the Radiohead show just to check out the new bloke/new arrangements.

But I have to admit, it almost seemed at the end that Clive D was good-naturedly telling Moorman to "knock it off with the peyote masturbation verbiage already, 'right mate?"

Mr. Yorke and mates do great stuff, but Mozart my ass. What rock stars can you name besides Zappa & the Mothers who can read/ transcribe everything they play onstage?? But yeah, Amadeus was well-known for shakin that ass at high society balls, and the events were never small: the duchesses and countesses say he had the biggest balls of all...
I like the humor Moorman uses. I was interested to find out what Deamer thinks about when he plays. Too bad he chose to be a stiff. This is a much more entertaining that some stuffy interview where the questions have all been asked a million times.
Heh. Radiohead interview. Too bad they're only playing one show and that fucking scalper shitbags managed to buy out all the tickets within 30 seconds of them going on sale. ONe thing I miss about the east coast: Prosecuting scalpers.
I'm a big Radiohead fan but your gushing over the band in that interview was kind of odd. I don't necessarily disagree with your overall sentiment but many parts were just overly descriptive and dramatic. I think good writing gets the poInt across in just a few carefully worded statements, right?

I disagree with you about what good writing is. I enjoyed reading this, and thought it was good writing.

Have you ever seen Radiohead live?

"hoisting grand canopies of sound into the air—pantheons of frequency and waves. Yorke a messianic troubadour, an orator-mandala. Elsewhere enveloped in the natal mass of another dimension. Pendulums, pathos, and saints, with the marrow of his skull's sounding chamber forming a poised voice for the ages."

is about right on.
I liked this interview - it was different. It was quirky. I came to the party very late but it told me all I needed to know and it was interesting. I read it to the end which is more than I usually do with these things. Nice work. I now also know that Selway's twin is from another of my favourite bands and I'll probably like his other jazz stuff too (if you don't class Radiohead and Portishead as modern jazz) . Anyway, why aren't Get The Blessing called Blessinghead? Has Clive got a head obsession?