Radio Juxtapoz, ep 076: Thom Yorke & Stanley Donwood Talk Radiohead's "Kid A Mnesia"
Yes, this is how kick off a new season of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, and boy, do we have a banger. When you think of Radiohead, you automatically think of the story of one of the most critically acclaimed and popular bands in the world reimagining themselves at the turn of the century and becoming... well, bigger and more popular and more critically acclaimed. These weren't easy years for the band, and shedding their sound to become the rich, textured and nuanced electronics meets traditional instruments became their calling. And it started with Kid A and Amnesiac.
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For frontman Thom Yorke and his artistic collaborator Stanley Donwood, this was a time of experimentation as well. With a studio focus, they created a massive body of work that stretches over the course of two albums, and with the 21st anniversary reissue, the made Kid A Mnesia focus on the artwork as well. And that is where Radio Juxtapoz caught the two, talking about art school, creating in the studio, experimenting, having fun, being manic, how they decided to package the two decades old artwork, how Hockney influenced them and what painting means to them and Radiohead as a whole. This is a special one you don't want to miss.
The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 076 was recorded October 12, 2021 at XL Recordings in London. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Stay tuned for a special cover story with Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood in our Winter 2022 Quarterly edition.