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Fiery Furnaces Call Radiohead "Bogus"
Ben Hewitt , November 5th, 2009 08:10

But they seem to have got their facts wrong

Bit embarrassing, this one. Earlier today, Matthew Friedberger launched into a furious tirade against Radiohead by describing their Harry Patch tribute song as "bogus".

"Fuck you!", he said to "You brand yourself by brazenly and arbitrarily associating yourself with things that you know people consider cool. That is bogus. That's a put-on. That's a branding technique and Radiohead have their brand that they're popular and intelligent. So they have a song about Harry Patch.”

Friedberger wasn't finished, adding: "How's the song? Is it 48 notes to the octave? What does it have to do with Harry Patch?

“Oh, my wife says I am being very rude. She doesn't like me insulting Radiohead. She's afraid they will send their lackeys through the computer to sabotage us. But they needn't worry - we are a band that sabotages ourselves."

But the band's publicist has now released a statement claiming that Friedberger thought the song was about Harry Partch, the American composer, and not the WW1 veteran.

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