- Interviewer: You were considered the best rockband of the 90's.
- Thom Yorke: God help us if we fuckin' were, 'cause as far as we're concerned even being called a rockband was a bit of a nightmare, really.
- Interviewer: Why?
- Thome Yorke: 'Cause it sucks, fucking rockmusic sucks, I hate it! I'm so fuckin' bored of it, I hate it! It's a fuckin' waste of time.It's not really the music, it's not sitting on a stage playing guitar, drums and singing, that's not what I'm talking about. What I'm talking about is all the mythology that goes with it. I've got a real fucking problem with that! I've got a real problem with the idea you have to tour yourself stupid, do certain things, talk to certain people. I totally snapped, I had the end of it. I think it's the same as with literature and art. A lot of time you confuse the personality with the piece of work. Ultimately it doesn't do anybody any favours. It negates the work as well. What can happen essentially if you're an artist like Rothko and you chose to kill yourself, that colours the work forever more, which is totally not the point and it destroys the work. There's a Rothko room in the Tate Gallery in London, when kids go in there they go, "Wow, this is great!" and all they see is the colour and the joy of the paintings. And all the adults see is this poor sod that killed himself.
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