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|Radiohead Blast Tony Blair
- Orwellian style slogans found in sleevenotes of new album
JUST WEEKS after Bristol trip-hoppers Massive Attack slammed the Tories for using their music without permission, Radiohead have seemingly launched a personal attack on Tony Blair.
Initial copies of new album, Kid A, released earlier this month, contained a booklet featuring a somewhat unflattering caricature of the PM. Elsewhere there are Orwellian slogans such as, "He'll take the money from under your nose/He'll tell you all you want to hear/He says he wants to be our friend/He says he's always been on our side" and "He paints himself reflective white/To reflect the blast when it comes."
Neither Downing Street nor the band would comment on the booklet. But it's no secret that Radiohead singer Thom Yorke dislikes the current government. Earlier this year, during a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Yorke dedicated the song You And Whose Army to Tony Blair, before sneering, "I'm only disappointed I never got to shake his hand."