There is an argument, albeit a very biased and pop oriented one, that Radiohead has been the most important band of the last 20 years. Whether it be the isolationist dissonance of Kid A or questioning societies myopic leanings in Hail to the Thief, Radiohead as actively pursued the truth through music. By exploring sonic soundscapes within a pop canopy, Radiohead is actively bringing under-appreciated musical influences to the masses, the most important of these genres being jazz. I remember the first time I heard Pyramid Song and how affected I was by the spacing of the notes within the main movement. And who can forget the Drums coming in a second shy of 2 mins. Amazing. Jazz Musicians have been playing Radiohead songs for years, actively reworking and assimilating them into other compositions. So here are our top 3 RadioHead Covers.
1 //Robert Glasper Trio // Maiden Voyage/ Everything in its right place // Bridgestone Music Festival `09
2 // Chris Potter // Morning Bell
3 // Atomic // Pyramid Song
Any other good Radiohead covers you know of?