[recording starts here]
Mark: "It's time to play We Love Us, which I say the same thing about, toppermost and proper and that every day, so I'm not going to say it today
Lard: "It's the link
Mark: "I haven't got anything else to say, so there'll be a bit of a gap now
(Intro music continues playing)
Lard: "Nice gap that
Mark: "Nice, yeah, right, ok. All this week we're playing We Love Us with the members of Radiohead, and then each member is setting a question, and if you get all the answers, you've got a chance of going to Barcelona to watch the band, and the only downside to this is that me and Lard and Patrick are going too, so that's a shame. Anyway, on the line to us this morning should be Ed O'Brien. Ed!
Ed: "Hello, Mark
Mark: "How are ya?!
Ed: "A bit hungover, as in a rock band fashion, I'm afraid
Mark: "Ah, right, well yeah, you're restoring the credibility because Jonny was not hungover at all yesterday...
Ed: "He was kite flying
Mark: "He was kite flying, and he doesn't drink much, does he?
Mark: "Right, so what were you doing last night? Anything special?
Ed: "We arrived in... Phil and I arrived in Stockholm, we've got interviews all day and we were just enjoying the Swedish hospitality
Mark: "Right, ok then
Mark: "You're in Stockholm now are you?
Mark: "Oh, brilliant. Right, yeah. Now, listen Ed, how tall are you?
Ed: "Six foot five
Mark: "Six foot five...Because there's that picture in Q magazine...
Ed: "(laughs) Yeah
Mark: "You look like...you know, it's like Gulliver's Travels that, innit? It really is
Ed: "(laughs) I know, I look like one of those basketball players with a bunch of midgets
Mark: "(laughs) You really do, you look absolutely...
Ed: "They're all pygmies, Radiohead, except for me
Mark: "(laughs) You look absolutely colossal
Ed: "(laughs) Yeah
Mark: "Also, when I went to see you last it was at Manchester Apollo
Mark: "Yeah, I mean you're a big fella, but you're sort of quite athletic, aren't you? You're the one doing all the scissor kicks and all that
Ed: "(laughs) Yeah, well, you know...
Mark: "Is it true, what was it, you fell off the stage?
Ed: "Yeah, that's true. That was terrible
Mark: "(laughs) Where was that?
Ed: "That was in America...when you first go out to America, you get a bit more rock and roll, and you kind of...you start using mike stands as slides and stuff like that on your guitar, and I jumped into the pit, and I couldn't...it was about ten foot down, and I couldn't get back up, and I was still playing.
Ed: "It was really Spinal Tap
Lard: "Rock and Roll!!
Mark: "Rock and Roll! Hi girls!! Good evening Colorado!! Where's Ed gone?
Mark: "Alright then, let's get on with these fantastic questions. Now Jonny got three, pending four yesterday...
Mark: "Because we've got to check something with Colin when he comes on
Mark: "But anyway...Right, Which Aussie soap star and singer was quoted as saying “The Radioheads” were his favourite new group?
Ed: "That was Jason Donovan
Lard: "(cheers and claps)
Mark: "Jason Donovan. Another height question: How tall is Thom?
Ed: "Er...is he five foot seven?
Mark: "He's five foot five!
Ed: "No, he's not
Mark: "Is he not?
Ed: "No, my dad's been treating his back, and he says that he's, you know, the back's a lot better, and he's taller
Lard: "Aahhhh!! Very clever, well got out there, Ed!
Mark: "That's another pending question which we'll have to check with Thom
Lard: "Are we going to measure Thom when we go to Barcelona?
Mark: "I hope we can keep track of this, we've got so many pending questions to check out. Right ok, Where did Colin work in order to broaden his musical knowledge?
Ed: "Our Price
Mark: "Our Price records, it was. Right, now then you're the other singer in the group
Mark: "Therefore, bad news, you get a lyric question
Ed: "Ah, no
Mark: "Ok, finish this verse: “We're to young to fall asleep, too cynical to speak, we are losing it, can't you tell...”
Mark: "Big Ed, who's not fallen in the pit
Ed: "Yeah, it's from Iron Lung, it's... “can't you tell”...erm... “can't you tell”...er... “My iron lung”?
Mark: "No, “we scratch...our eternal itch”
Ed: "“our eternal itch...der der der”
Mark: "Ooooh! Can't give it ya!
Lard: "No way
Mark: "Can't give it ya. Sorry about that
Ed: "Oh, right
Mark: "But anyway...Now here's a good one: How much does a copy of the fanzine Radiohead World Service cost?
Ed: "Is it two fifty?
Mark: "Ooooh! It's three fifty!
Lard: "Oooh! You know nothing, lad! Rubbish! It's shocking
Mark: "It's three fifty. Right, well big Ed, you know, don't batter us or owt, but I make that two pending three
Ed: "Oh dear
Lard: "Two! (laughs) Two! (laughs)
Mark: "Two pending three, so no foot-spa coming your way, our kid
Mark: "But nevertheless. Right now then, obviously we're all going on a fantastic jolly to Barcelona with you lot
Mark: "And we need a question from you
Ed: "Oh yeah
Mark: "Question two
Ed: "Ok, well the last time we played in the UK, which was...we did a tour of the UK, October '95. Who was our support band?
Mark: "Right, ok then, so that's the question from big Ed O'Brien, you collect all these, and then we'll tell you what to do with them at the end of the week. Alright, Ed, nice talking to you
Ed: "Alright, thanks Mark
Mark: "Have a good time in Stockholm
Mark: "Do you know who's doing it tomorrow? Who have we got tomorrow, do you know?
Ed: "You've got...I think you've got Phil or C...I think you've got Phil
Mark: "Oh Right. Will you still be in Stockholm?
Ed: "No we'll be in...we'll be in England
Mark: "Oooh, right
Mark: "Ok then, we look forward to talking to Phil, and see you soon, Ed
Ed: "Alright, cheers Mark. Bye!
[We Love Us theme plays]
Mark: "It's going very well, although he only got two, didn't he?