He mentions the Battle of the Beanfield in '85. That was a huge issue up my way - the exclusion zones went on for years. I made the front page one year explaining the Law would never stop the Hippies coming, you needed to make them NOT want to be there - and yeah, the council in Salisbury actually debated my idea - which was to have their own official festival at the sight and headline it with Madonna.
"After an epiphany at 1970’s Bath Festival – “I fell in love,” he explained. “They had Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, all these west coast [US] bands” – Eavis decided to use the newly inherited Worthy Farm for a festival of his own. “[Bath] was my road to Damascus,” he said."
Fuckit I could have been Michael Eavis too...if I'd experienced an epiphany...I was at the same festival.
I’ve never heard of either of those people. Timpf, a millennial libertarian comedian, is a frequent guest on Gutfeld’s comedy libertarian chatshow on Fox.
I didn’t know there was such a thing as a funny libertarian. It turns out there isn’t, but they plough on.
And on the other hand? The popular beat combo Radiohead, formed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in 1985.
It’s hard to imagine two such entities squaring off. I thought Fox News was entirely devoted to hating immigrants, Muslims and Hillary Clinton. If it is trying to diversify, it’s off to a shaky start.
How did all this come about? It began during a televised discussion about Radiohead’s recent nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Timpf described the band’s fans as “strange, malnourished and sad”, and their music as “elaborate moaning and whining over ringtone sounds”.
Slagging off Radiohead – the one area where the US is still 10 years behind Britain.After some pushback from fans, Gutfeld and Timpf revisited the topic last week, with Gutfeld referring to Radiohead as “the poor man’s Coldplay”.
That remark proves he knows the names of two British bands, and almost nothing else. On another Fox News show, Gutfeld called for Radiohead’s music to be banned from public places, and referred to them as “the poor man’s Air Supply”.
I'm just happy that we made the collective decision not to bother with Radiohead. It was simple for me because at the end of the day, radio here recycles about 50 80's tracks a week and anything by Bieber/Mendez etc so Radiohead simply were not on my radar
We bumbled around, caught some great stuff including Clean Bandit who tbh our lot would NEVER have admitted to bothering to walk to.
My only input on the headline gig that night?
We were able to pass through the Pyramid Field with great ease on our way back for a late night "talk shit" session back at base compared to the sardine experience the next evening with the Foos.
I'll never criticise Radiohead - they do their stuff well. I don't have "one genre" ffs I watched Jayzee & Queens of the Stone Age over the years and everything in between.