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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Radiohead Covers Neil Young Songs

Radiohead covers Neil Young's "On the Beach"

From the bootleg album "Gagging Order [Acoustic Renditions]". This Neil Young cover first turned up at a soundcheck for the Maida Vale show. An acoustic set by Thom and Jonny for BBC Radio 1 on December 8th. This song was first broadcast on December 22 on BBC 6MUSIC.

Over on TwentyFourBit a bunch of Radiohead covers of Neil Young songs. Here's a couple here. See TwentyFourBit for all covers and interviews.

Radiohead- Tell Me Why- Live Hollywood Bowl Neil Young 8-25 -2008

Radiohead - Down By the River (Neil Young cover)

Thom Yorke Interview on Neil Young - Pt#1

More on Radiohead and Neil Young.

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At 2/26/2011 02:06:00 PM, Anonymous Joe in T.O. said...

Thanks for the links. I know it's just two guys playing guitar but the picture of Thom Yorke on the "Tell Me Why" link and the Neil image just above it to the right (for "Concert Reviews") are eerily similar...

At 2/27/2011 07:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Review "King of Limbs" (the new Radiohead album) from Mojo Magazine:

#7. Give Up The Ghost
A whiff of Neil Young (Yorke is a fan), perhaps through My Morning Jacket's echo box, about this gorgeous "round". An acoustic guitar - really! - chings. Dies in the arms of dryads as backwards drums flap.

At 2/27/2011 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cinnamon girl!

At 2/27/2011 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Justin said...

Dear Neil Young adepts,
Nice Radiohead covers. Please check out youtube and watch: Dead Confederate from Athens, Georgia, performing the entire Tonight's the night album.


Recently saw them play in Holland - they are great.

At 3/01/2011 09:48:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Thanks for posting these links! Radiohead does some of the best Neil covers that I've heard and Thom seems very simpatico in his interpretations. For the best Radiohead cover, see Young At Heart Chorus and their version of Fake Plastic Trees.

On a funny note, I've been listening to the early download of The King of Limbs album, and the first song Bloom just completely freaks out my dog Henry!? It kind of reminds me of Yo La Tengo's song Beach Party Tonight but with a staccato overlay that makes you feel relaxed and nervous at the same time. "If dogs run free...."


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