I’m sure Alec Baldwin has never been accused of having a face for radio but gosh, he sure has the voice for it. In the latest addition of his ‘Here’s The Thing‘ radio show, Baldwin achieved the musical equivalent of seeing a White Rhinoceros in the wild, scoring a sprawling interview with the notoriously media shy Radiohead and Atoms For For Peace frontman, Thom Yorke.
“I kind of need to explain what I’m doing a bit with the Atoms for Peace
thing, just a little bit because it’s something different, and some
vague effort to explain myself, occasionally I think, is morally
The decidedly jovial Yorke chatted with Baldwin for almost an hour, attributing his post-OK Computer foray into computerised music with his Aphex Twin fandom, the incongruities between English and American accents (Baldwin: “I must say, with your accent that could have been any one of four words.”), and early-Radiohead’s lax recruitment policies that centered on a predilection to dress like Morrissey and wear cool socks.
A treat for casual and diehard fans alike.