With Radiohead bringing out a free newspaper today to mark the physical release of their new album, a group of Guardian journalists have decided to respond by recording a cover of one of the band’s best-known tracks, Creep.
Guardian Weekend columnist Tim Dowling, who plays banjo on the track, explains the thinking behind the cover version on the Guardian’s music blog.
He writes: “If a band could wade so recklessly into the Guardian’s area of expertise, could we not wade into theirs?”
Judge for yourself. Here are the Radioeds – featuring editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger on keyboard – and their cover of Creep.
The full credits:
Lead vocals: Ed Vulliamy, Guardian and Observer writer
Keyboard: Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media
Guitars: Jon Dennis, multimedia production manager; Mark Rice-Oxley, Guardian assistant foreign editor
Bass: Rick Peters, Guardian food and drink subeditor
Banjo: Tim Dowling, Guardian Weekend columnist
Drums: Katrina Dixon, Guardian Guide contributor and subeditor
Trombone: Pascal Wyse, multimedia producer
Vocals: Sarah Russell, Public Sector Portfolio Manager, Guardian News & Media