ED'S DAD sounds like a great bloke. He rates Primal Scream, reads the music press and rips the piss out of old Radiohead videos. He actually throws parties, bringing all of his mates around for a few beers, for some banter and the inevitable rerun of the 'Pop Is Dead' promo. That's his favourite.
"What's going on there, then?" he'll ask his boy, jabbing at the remote control switch. "You call that a music video? So why is there a lizard in that scene? Explain it to me." He rewinds the tape just for the hell of it, thoroughly enjoying himself, as his guests chortle at the grand pretentiousness of it all.
"Look. A lizard. Call yourself an O'Brien? Do you, son?"
Anyone Can Play Guitar
was Radiohead's second single and first top 40 chart hit in the UK, reaching #32. Nonetheless it was denied any radio play by Radio One in England because - in Thom's words - "we were singing about playing guitars and stuff". The video was shot in a disused swimming pool in Hornsey, London.
On january 28th 1993 the band performed this song (along with 'Creep') for ITV's 'The Beat' - the band's first appearance ever on television:
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