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All Hail Yorkie Boy: Radiohead

Will Self, GQ, July 2003

IN THE MEDIEVAL trench that’s Turl Street in Oxford, Thom Yorke, the city’s most famously and aggressively diffident son, rocks back and forth in his blue-and-white basketball shoes, howling with derision ‘Oh no!’ He yelps, ‘I can’t stand this stuff! I used to walk past this window and see if I could pick out just one thing - one thing I could wear.’

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