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Fiery Furnaces Attack Radiohead

Fiery Furnaces are no stranger to avant garde song torturing and interesting promotional ideas, so you’d be forgiven for thinking they felt a kinship with Radiohead. You’d also be wrong. Matthew Friedberger of the Furnaces has attacked Radiohead over their release of a tribute song to a British World War 1 soldier: "'Oh, please listen to our new song about Harry Patch'." Friedberger carried on when talking to Spinner.co.uk. "Fuck you! 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." A publicist for the band later attempted damage limitation, saying that Friedberger was confused, and was making a joke that Radiohead had done a tune about a composer and instrument maker called Harry Partch. Yeah, we believe you… Not that Friedberger is denying he hates Radiohead: "Like most creative musicians, Matt Friedberger is not a fan of Radiohead and most of their chart busters.” Now go write a song about it...

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