The SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman, the BILLY CORGAN has laid into the RADIOHEAD, declaring them “pompous” claiming that Oxford band were a symbol of the current culture of “valuation” which he despises.
I can’t think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and pissed on rock more than I have. Obviously there’s a level of reverence, but there’s also a level of intelligence to even know what to piss on.
Because I’m not pissing on Rainbow. I’m not pissing on Deep Purple. But I’ll piss on fucking Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in.
Seriously it’s like his brain left when his hair did.
I’m off to make me a cuppa peppermint tea. Pot?!?! Pot?? It’s kettle calling .. are you there?