This summer’s various Radiohead prank sites are all but forgotten in the wake of the unsightly blogosphere pants-messing over In Rainbows. But before “do a Radiohead” entered the modern lexicon and we all started wishing for a ball-peen to the digits before hearing the words “pay-what-you-will” ever again, there was radioheadlp7.com. The mysterious site featured a clock that portentously counted to Sept. 29, and it had Radiohead fans without day jobs waiting intently for some scrap of news on the new Radiohead LP. And when the big day rolled around, it revealed… a Rickroll. How we LOL’d! Then the site laid dormant–until now, when the hoaxmaster revealed himself as…a member of Oasis?
Well, it’s bloody time we let the cat out of the bag. You’ve all acted like right wankers and entertained us long enough. The rumors you have heard are true … I am responsible for this site.
It was a laugh. We’re having a time recording the new album.
I’m writing deep songs that mean something but are dead simple. Nothing mystic. I want anybody to be able to understand them, even me.
You’re all going to drive yourselves mad.
We have our ‘discbox’ and we’re not going to share.
‘Course the likelihood of this silliness being true is nil. Sad, because no matter how much the Gallaghers may annoy, pranking Radiohead fanboys and girls is a noble way to spend your coked-up free time. But let us not rule out the profane philistine entirely. A (very cursory) Whois search reveals that the site is still privately registered, meaning it could be the work of Liam Gallagher or Noel Gallagher or maybe the Gallagher with the watermelons. Actually, we would have guessed that Gallagher way before either of the Oasis brothers.