Monday, June 23, 2008


This week seemed like as good as any to devote entirely to Radiohead. Few, if any, other bands can justify the grandiose hyperbole that Radiohead elicit from fans and writers and fellow musicians. Phrases like, "most influential" or "the greatest album of...", get thrown around loosely and liberally as though they're in reference to The Beatles or The Who. Or Beethoven. And yet it all seems appropriate - not enough, even. Radiohead command a reverence rarely granted to musicians (at least, to musicians of the still-making-music variety). They have achieved a status that few in the pop culture machine have - they are capital-A Artists. They make Art - Art that will be rightly studied for generations to come, not solely for their cultural significance, but for the complexity and brilliance of their compositions. And so this week we dedicate all (or maybe, probably all) posts to Radiohead.

To get you in the mood, here are Weezer and a room full of backing guitarists, violinists, percussionists, singers, and random-people-
not-contributing-at-all-for-reasons-we-don't-understand (sing along already!) performing the track that made us all pay attention to Radiohead in the first place, "Creep":

If that just makes you (like us) want to hear the original, here's the video or the mp3.


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