I remember hearing about some contest in which Radiohead fans were encouraged to remix their song Nude. Is that what the contest was? I don’t know, something like that. Either way, below is an insanely cool cover of the song using only out-of-date computer gear. Creator James Houston has assembled a motley crew of colourfully clunky and noisey computer parts to twitch and beep the rythm and melody of the song, with great success I might add. It sounds cool (haven’t heard the original) and looks appropriately retro. Here’s a list of the gear according to Houston’s vimeo page:
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 bad speakers – Vocals & FX
Apparently he missed the actual deadline of the contest. Total buzz kill. This whole thing reminds me of Man Or Astro-Man’s dot matrix printer antics back in 2001. Classic stuff. Check it out below.