Radiohead Samples "After the Goldrush" at Coachella 2012 + PLUS, RARE Interview
Radiohead headlined the Coachella 2012 Festival this past weekend and partially covered Neil Young's "After the Goldrush".
During the first encore, as an intro to "Everything in It's Right Place" (1:27:25), Thom Yorke went a capella on "After the Gold Rush."
The following interview with Thom Yorke was conducted by Mark Cooper, on January 27th 2008 at the BBC TV Centre in London. Sections from this interview were supposed to be used in "Don't Be Denied", a documentary on Neil Young.
Sadly, the footage went completely unused in the final edit. Here is the complete, unedited raw footage of that interview of Thom Yorke on Neil Young's influence.
Thom Yorke: “I once watched him [Neil Young] play ‘Cortez the Killer’ with the Pearl Jam band . . . and there was probably the most sustained wind — I can’t think of another way of putting it — but this wind was coming off the stage as he was playing his solo and it just did not stop, it was just like this force of nature coming off the stage.
It was extraordinary, because if you sat down and analyzed or listened to the bits, you know, there was nothing sort of special necessarily in the elements, but something happens and it all comes together: boom. The idea is to be a channel of what is going on.
And that’s what you should be doing.”
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