Sunday, February 22, 2004

RADIO ON THE TV: You wouldn't really expect Radiohead to be the sort of people who'd suggest that reality TV-based pop is an unquestionable good thing, but Thom and Jonny's objections are actually a step beyond the usual condemnation of the game-show as A&R genre. Citing the likes of Alex Parks, they feel that it's a shame someone with a "fucking great voice" is only able to get a deal through appearing on Fame Academy, and decrying the tendency of the people behind the shows to force everyone to sound like Annie Lennox - in other words, the problem with talent spotting TV is even when it does spot talent, it hasn't got the first idea of what to do with it. Although we're not expecting radiohead to invite Alex to guest vocalise in the near future.

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