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Nude remixed on old scanners and printers

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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  • this only really kicks in after the ‘bass’ kicks in after 1.40 – from then on it’s very good

  • ^agreed..

    the first bit is painful!

  • James Houston missed the deadline for the “nude” remix contest. After watching this video, he is my chosen winner.

    Thanks for such inspiring experience James.

  • haha, sounds like C64 covering radiohead.. love it

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