When Radiohead announced they’d be releasing a newspaper, some writers at the Guardian decided to take action. In their own words, “If a band could wade so recklessly into the Guardian’s area of expertise, could we not wade into theirs?” With tongue firmly in cheek, the Guardian dutifully knocked out a cover of Creep. With a banjo!
You can listen to the Guardian cover Creep here.
Radiohead’s response came courtesy of Colin Greenwood who wrote a column in the Guardian today reviewing the Creep cover. Colin should be writing lyrics because he is great with words: “Having heard quite a few covers of Creep by artists such as Chrissie Hynde and Roland Orzabal, this is definitively one of them. I thought the Radio Eds dispatched it with pitiless ease.”
OK Colin, now get back to perfecting Bloom’s bassline for future performances.