Radiohead Didn't Actually Contribute A Song To 'Inherent Vice,' Jonny Greenwood Clarifies
Radiohead fans' ears perked up when they heard a new recording from the band would be included in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming film Inherent Vice.
But Jonny Greenwood set the record straight on Monday, saying that a recording of the band's instrumental "Spooks" was a cover by Supergrass, an Oxford band Greenwood recruited while curating the film's soundtrack.
@tedgioia except it's really a half idea we never made work live. I rewrote it and got supergrass to play it. It's good, but not really rh.
— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) October 6, 2014
So, no new Radiohead recordings, but this is close, right?
Based on early returns from reviewers, Inherent Vice is not Anderson's finest work, but a mostly-worthy piece of cinema that tends to meander.
Here's a basic description (Rotten Tomatoes):
When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin...well, easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic '60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," that's being way too overused - except this one usually leads to trouble.
Reviews thus far - mostly positive - appear to agree on one thing: the plot is overly complicated, and the film as a whole is rather drawn out.
"Not being able to follow the plot grants a kind of freedom, allowing you to soak up the vivid atmosphere and dwell on the performances, wordplay and copious visual gags without needing to figure who's doing what and/or to whom," wrote Matt Prigge of Metro.