Colin Greenwood's Q-tip Day

Colin Greenwood thought meeting Q-Tip was the best thing to happen to him in 10 years.

The Radiohead rocker met the US rapper - real name Jonathan Davis - during the summer when his young son breakdanced along to a selection of disco tunes.

He said: "I'd shown my kids old breakdancing videos and over the summer holiday, I met Q-Tip. He came over, and we were playing each other disco records and my four-year-old appeared and started break-dancing in front of Q-Tip. How cool is that? So that's the best thing that's happened to me in 10 years."

Meanwhile, the rocker - who is joined by Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, and Phil Selway in the group - has spoken out about how difficult he found the band's 2000 switch from rock to their new electronic undertone.

He explained: "The transition from guitars to working with computers was a bit like staring at a laptop with a sweat on. Also, there's five people in a group inspired by different things. Thom was - and still is - inspired by things like Autechre and Boards of Canada. And there were things that people liked, and didn't like, about that music. We were trying to escape that thing you have at school where one of you will thing 'Pretty in Pink' by the Psychedelic Furs is great and someone who's got all the old stuff thinks you're uncool because it's the first time you've heard them. In a band with your mates, you can't try to out-cool each other."


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Tags: Q-Tip - Pretty In Pink - Radiohead - Thom Yorke


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