This is a pretty incredible ode to the Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction, and still a characteristically Tom Waits song and video. His dance moves also gives Thom Yorke a run for his money.
The video directed by How High’s Jesse Dylan.
This will by no means be your favourite rap song of the year, but it may be one of the most original. Up until Doom (formerly MF Doom), Yorke has seemed to distance himself from hip hop artists, and hip hop music, altogether.
Maybe it was a common birthplace, maybe it was a common unwillingness to sell out, but most likely what brought these artists together was a thirst for innovation, and, more importantly, good music.
Check out the new track below, and their first collaboration here.
In an interview Thom Yorke discussed Radiohead’s upcoming remix album TKOL RMX 1234567 and how he feels about the proliferation of remix culture.
“I was really curious to see how the people I was listening to so much would use what we gave them. I didn’t just want floor fillers and all that shit, I just wanted to see how the songs could really branch out and mutate.
I love that there is such a culture of remixing at the moment, all this flow of ideas. It may come outta the club scene but to me there is a lot more to it than that.
I think it appeals to us as a band at the moment that ideas and versions are not so fixed and set in stone, it feels kind of healthy for music.”
Some samples off the album via spin