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If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

Daft Punk and Radiohead are two of our all-time favorite musical acts. But what would it sound like if the robots decided to play Paranoid Android? Well, Jehan has the answer, and it’s pretty awesome. Between the fat synth beats and the wailing electric guitar, it reminds us more than a little bit of Muse.

Paranoid Android Brass Edition

Paranoid Android Brass Edition

Radiohead’s 1997 classic Paranoid Android always cuts deep when we hear it, and it’s as power-packed as ever with this amazing cover version by UK brass band Old Dirty Brasstards. The trumpet does a surprisingly good job standing in for Thom Yorke’s vocals.

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Medieval Creep

Medieval Creep

“Thou art like an angel. Thy skin makes me cry.” Hildegard von Blingin‘ is back with another medieval cover of a modern song, this time changing up Radiohead’s 1992 classic Creep with a proper old English vibe. Though it’s too bad the “F” word wasn’t in common usage until the 16th century or so.

Creep: 80s Edition

Creep: 80s Edition

Musician Mick Mazz continues to bring the retro with another solid cover version reinterpreted for the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes. This time, he reworked Radiohead’s Creep with a thick coating of frequency modulated synthesis, digital drums, and other instrumental tropes of the 80s.

Radiohead on Cello

Radiohead on Cello

Something about Radiohead’s music lends itself very well to being played on string instruments. Zack Reaves‘ multi-track performance of Everything In Its Right Place is a perfect example, as the warm and expressive sounds of the cello bring out even more emotion in the track. He also did a great cover of Burn the Witch.

Paranoid Android on Theremin

Paranoid Android on Theremin

Musician Cihan Gulbudak turns in an epic performance of Radiohead’s 1997 hit Paranoid Android using a theremin to replace the main vocal track. The spooky alien sounds suit the song just perfectly. Be sure to check out his cover of Massive Attack’s Teardrop too.

Paranoid Android: Korean Style

Paranoid Android: Korean Style

Musician Luna Lee is back with one of her best covers yet, an arrangement of Radiohead’s Paranoid Android. It’s really amazing how well the melody works on the ancient Korean string instrument. Luna really knows how to rock.

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

PAB_Music pulls off a impressively accurate cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic, performing each of its instrumental and vocal parts, then layering them together. He previously worked his magic on Under Pressure and Where the Streets Have No Name.

Reggie Watts Does Radiohead

Reggie Watts Does Radiohead

A bit from a 2012 Central Park performance by Reggie Watts in which he replicated the esoteric and offbeat sounds of Thom Yorke and the gang from Radiohead. It’s so spot-on that some are calling it a “cover” rather than a “parody.” Download or stream the track here.

Thom Yorke: Everything In Its Right Place

Thom Yorke: Everything In Its Right Place

At BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions, Thom Yorke performed Radiohead’s Everything In Its Right Place from their 2000 album Kid A. He also played a version of Suspirium, one of his tracks from his score of the Suspiria remake.

Thom Yorke: Hands off the Antarctic

Thom Yorke: Hands off the Antarctic

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke teamed up with Greenpeace to release an instrumental piece to help support nature conservation in one of the world’s most precious locations. The track is accompanied by dramatic black and white footage captured by the ship Arctic Sunrise.

Creep: Bossa Nova Edition

Creep: Bossa Nova Edition

(PG-13: Lyrics) Myrtle Beach, SC group Oracle Blue presents a fresh take on Radiohead’s 1993 hit track Creep, giving it a polished and jazzy new sound, headlined by the buttery smooth vocals of Liz Kelley-Tavernier and a wonderful flute solo by J.P. Taylor.

High and Dry: Fingerstyle Cover

High and Dry: Fingerstyle Cover

Musician Jon Gomm presents an acoustic guitar cover of Radiohead’s 1995 track High and Dry that will pull you in and won’t let go. If you liked what you heard, be sure to check out Passionflower, which put him on the map for his ability to retune his guitar while performing.

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Foster the Radiohead

Foster the Radiohead

Tricked out in its current full band incarnation, Pomplamoose has been cranking out some great tracks, the latest being this unlikely, but just perfect mashup of Foster the People’s Pumped up Kicks and Radiohead’s Everything In Its Right Place.

Paranoid Android Cello Cover

Paranoid Android Cello Cover

We recently came across this amazing arrangement of Radiohead’s hit Paranoid Android, performed as a series of layered cello tracks by musician George Durham, with the string instrument taking on duties of both the melodic and rhythmic parts of the 1996 classic.

No Surprises Acoustic Cover

No Surprises Acoustic Cover

A fantastic cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic No Surprises, showcasing the enthralling vocals and musical minimalism of Italy’s Cristina And The Other One. Check out their YouTube channel for a few other great covers, including Yazoo’s Only You.

Radiohead White Noise

Radiohead White Noise

Since this video by Green Grass dates back to 2011, it doesn’t include Radiohead’s most recent albums, but it’s still fascinating to hear the soothing sounds you get when you play every song the band recorded between Pablo Honey and Supercollider/The Butcher simultaneously.

Karma Police: Trombone Cover

Karma Police: Trombone Cover

Musician Vladimir Peña presents a wonderfully different, and highly captivating cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic track Karma Police, performed in four part harmony on his trombone. For a minute there, we lost ourselves… we lost ourselves.

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

BBC Earth returns to the seas 16 years after The Blue Planet, but with the today’s camera tech, it’s sure to blow our minds like Planet Earth II did. The 5-minute short teases us with some of the incredible sights to come, and is set to a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead.

Scott Bradlee: Karma Police

Scott Bradlee: Karma Police

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of OK Computer, Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame) performed a great solo piano arrangement of Radiohead’s 1997 track Karma Police. Like what you heard? Be sure to check out his Paranoid Android improv video too.

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Radiohead: Paranoid Android (Live)

Radiohead: Paranoid Android (Live)

Radiohead headlined the first night of the TRNSMT 2017 music fest in Glasgow. Their 2.5h set included this performance of Paranoid Android, which BBC Music was kind enough to share. Check out more videos from TRNSMT here and here.

Weezer: Paranoid Android

Weezer: Paranoid Android

We’re not sure how we missed this incredible Radiohead cover when Weezer recorded it 2011, but we figured some of you might have missed it too. One commenter said Rivers singing Thom’s part was “Like seeing Woody Allen in a Batman movie.” We agree, but in a good way.

Creep: Funk Cover

Creep: Funk Cover

Scary Pockets shared this awesome funk arrangement of Radiohead’s 1993 classic Creep, brought to life by the smooth and soulful vocals of India Carney. If the guy on the Wurlitzer looks familiar, that’s Jack Conte, better known as half of Pomplamoose.

Radiohead: I Promise

Radiohead: I Promise

“Even when the ship is wrecked, I promise. Tie me to the rotten deck, I promise.” A disembodied android head takes in the sights of the city from the back of a bus in the music video for I Promise, a previously unreleased track from OK Computer.

Radiohead: OK Computer 1997 2017

Radiohead: OK Computer 1997 2017

A remastered version of the Radiohead classic OK Computer. It will also come with three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides. The boxed edition comes with a hardcover artbook, a notebook with copies of Thom Yorke’s notes from the time of recording, and more.

Radiohead Piano Covers

Radiohead Piano Covers

Musician Josh Cohen has a thing for performing cover versions of Radiohead tunes on his grand piano. Each and every one of the tracks will pull you in and won’t let go with its quiet intensity. We can’t decide if Everything In Its Right Place or Daydreaming is our favorite.

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