'Guardian' Staffers Spoof Radiohead

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The rock band Radiohead released a new album this week. To help promote it, they've also published a newspaper called The Universal Sigh. In response, British newspaper The Guardian recorded a cover of Radiohead's 1993 hit "Creep." Melissa Block and Michele Norris tell us more.


This week, the rock band Radiohead released a new CD, and to promote it, they're publishing a newspaper. Well, that got the actual British newspaper The Guardian thinking...


If musicians can put out a newspaper, what's stopping a few journalists from forming a cover band? Well, apparently, not much.

(Soundbite of song, "Creep")

RADIO EDS (Music Group): (Singing) When you were here before, couldn't look you in the eye.

NORRIS: That's The Guardian's own Radio Eds performing Radiohead's 1993 hit "Creep." One Guardian reader wrote: Somewhere a pub is missing its rock band. Another called it shockingly adequate.

(Soundbite of song, "Creep")

RADIO EDS: (Singing) But I'm a creep.

BLOCK: Perhaps Radiohead said it best.

(Soundbite of song, "Creep")

RADIO EDS: (Singing) What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here. I don't belong here.

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