Ravishing Radiohead

Calico Horse

This is my favorite Radiohead cover, from a band called Calico Horse, including several members of the now-defunct band The Clock Work Army. It’s a cover of Idioteque, one of the few electro-synth tracks I really like by them.

Lead singer Emily Neveu casts Thom’s lyrics in a new light without mucking up the melodies whatsoever. The hallucinogenic bent suits the original material well, and the sparse presentation of the music is right up my alley.

I particularly like the simple use of a tambourine to keep tempo. I can picture the lead singer lazily crashing it against her hip over and over. Sure beats a drum machine.

Listen to “Idioteque
by Calico Horse.

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