Musical revolutionaries Radiohead decided to try their hand at another declining industry earlier this week with the release of their very own newspaper, The Universal Sigh. In response, U.K. publication The Guardian decided to record a cover of the band’s breakthrough hit “Creep.”
“If Radiohead were really going to publish a newspaper alongside the release of their latest CD, shouldn’t The Guardian mount a response?” the newspaper asked in a post on their website. “If a band could wade so recklessly into The Guardian’s area of expertise, could we not wade into theirs?”
The newspaper staff quickly banded together, summoning all the musical talent they could muster to cover Radiohead’s “Creep” (complete with a banjo and trombone intro) under the loving moniker of “Radio Eds.”
At this point, both The Guardian and Radiohead had scored equal points in their less-than-serious competition. However, Radiohead took it to the next level when bassist Colin Greenwood reviewed the “Creep” cover in an article for The Guardian.
“Having heard quite a few covers of ‘Creep’ by artists such as Chrissie Hynde and Roland Orzabal, this is definitively one of them,” Greenwood said approvingly. “I thought the Radio Eds dispatched it with pitiless ease.”
Head over to TheGuardian.co.uk to hear Radio Eds’ cover of “Creep.”