Most people just create amusing videos to fit their favorite songs, but James Houston went one step further and synchronized a bunch of obsolete gadget noises to recreate Radiohead’s “Nude.”
Gizmodo reports of James’ remix using a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 8-bit PC for rhythm and lead guitars, an HP Scanjet 3c was used for bass guitar, an Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer was used for drums, and an array of hard drives were used as bad speakers to distort and reproduce vocals and effects.
This song came about as a call for remixes by Radiohead for “Nude.” Houston notes that most of the entries were lame, and he wanted to do something a little different that fit in the theme/alternate song title offered (Big Ideas: Don’t Get Any). And he also came up with this video, which has an awesome retro, Daft Punk-ish Human After All vibe.
It’s entirely possible this was all made on a computer or keyboard, but I’ll take it in good faith it was made as the creator claims. And I’d say this isn’t just a little different, it’s way different and damn spectacular.
Update: Colin posted on Dead Air Space about the remix:
Nude Remix Fun
Check out this brilliant remix of Nude – Jonny and I had a spectrum flashback moment
Thankyou to David Smith for the link.
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Radiohead news on this day..
- Radiohead live in Cincinnati – Live Report – 2012
- Thom Yorke’s performance at Rollins Show out on dvd – 2007
- Radiohead in Boston – Night 2 Live Report – 2006
- The Darkness on Radiohead (again) – 2004
- Thom & Jonny at Electric Lady Studios – 2003
- Press, press, press – 2003
- Radiohead to support mass lobby for justice in world trade – 2002