THOM’S EARLY YEARS: A HALF-STONED COWBOY

Radiohead between-song raps plundered for Spunkle single...

Radiohead have made an unexpected appearance on the new single by Oxford synth-experimenters SPUNKLE All Stars.

The band have been sampled from a rare early performance at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern in December 1992 where they performed covers of GLEN CAMPBELL‘s ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, THE BEATLES‘Money’ and their own interpretation of ‘Hooked On Classics’ – a medley of classical favourites set to a disco beat.

The SPU.N.K.L.E single ‘Where Will You Be This Christmas?’ (out on Shifty Disco) focuses particularly on THOM YORKE‘s between-song banter, including Thom saying: “And now, to further our argument that pop is dead…” before he launches into the ‘Hooked On Classics’-style instrumental.

A spokeswoman for Radiohead told NME: “We get calls every day about people doing Radiohead stuff in one way or another. Honestly, they’re really not bothered.”

The performance was part of a series of concerts, where up-and-coming Oxford bands perform covers of old songs.

Come back tomorrow for more Radiohead news and polls…

Click here to see them doing ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. Click here to see them doing ‘Money’.

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