Big Ideas (don't get any)

A couple months back I wrote about the Radiohead 'Nude' remix contest and shared my then favorite remix entered: Holy Fuck's take at the instant classic. Well a video recently surfaced of Radiohead's "Nude," recreated with some obsolete computer gear and it is by far the most brilliant entry I have heard thus far. The video's creator James Houston puts it best: "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 speakers - Vocals & FX

In the video description, Houston had this to say:
"Radiohead held an online contest to remix "Nude" from their album - "In Rainbows" This was quite a difficult task for all the electronic musicians that entered, as Nude is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that's played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. It's near impossible to mix a waltz beat into a DJ set. 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."

So, I'll admit it, I was wrong. Holy Fuck's version of "Nude" was not the best entry in the contest...but it certainly was the most feasible for daily play; atleast give me that.


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