Radiohead’s “Nude”, as Uncle Clive Might Have It

Looks like some good came from Radiohead’s recent exercise in money-spinning and vote-rigging, after all…

Far too imaginative to plump for a by-the-numbers dance workout punctuated by the occasional Yorke warble, graphic designer and animator James Houston‘s interpretation of “Nude” consists of a cover version of sorts, delivered player-piano style by a preprogrammed assemblage of decades-obsolete computer hardware.

“Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums
HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX”

“Doesn’t sound great”? Sounds spellbindingly beautiful from where we’re sitting…

Big Ideas: Don’t Get Any

One Response to “Radiohead’s “Nude”, as Uncle Clive Might Have It”

  1. Geraint says:

    Nice enough I suppose but absolutely no need for that first one minute and ten seconds – it just brought back hideous childhood memories of waiting an entire fucking day for our Spectrum to load. And yes I know that was probably the point.