Published Oct 12, 2007Portishead's Geoff Barrow has complained about Radiohead's "free" album, In Rainbows, which was released exclusively via the Internet on October 10, sporting a a pay-what-you-can price tag. In a blog on their website , the mastermind behind the Bristol trip-hop outfit wrote:
"so then.......music for free is it? well fuking(sic) great. so if you get our album for nothing or very little, does that mean i can get my boiler fixed for free... i could tell the plumber that its all for the love of sharing and its to combat the evil money grabbing corperation(sic) that is (European kitchen appliance manufacturer) zanussi. ...............im (sic) sure he will understand."
Barrow continued: "also im (sic) not having a pop at radiohead they are fuking (sic) good and clever with it. anyways im(sic) sure it will all become clear at some point."
He also dropped hints about the long-awaited Portishead album, noting: "we met the label the other day which was good , i dont(sic) think we scared them too much well mabey(sic) a little. going to london to have a listen in a proper studio soon but until then were just mixing the stumps ,stems. whatever. - thinking about names -films looking really good."
Portishead "All Mine