Radiohead produces newspaper: The Guardian covers “Creep”

In the tradition of rockstars producing journalism, Radiohead has announced that it will release a “newspaper version” of its latest album. UK paper The Guardian decided to respond by getting its staff to cover Radiohead’s “Creep.”

“It was immediately decided that the Guardian would put out its own music CD to promote the release of Monday’s paper,” the paper explained, according to Media Alley. “Whatever radical innovations a bunch of musicians might impose upon newspaper publishing, we could still bring one of the great skills of journalism — doing things really quickly using whoever happens to be around that day — to bear on the lumbering music business.

“A nine-piece band comprised of the paper’s editors and writers — including Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger on keyboards — put together what they called “a fairly faithful and straightforward rendition of Creep, except for a haunting banjo-and-trombone intro destined to be described as the trick Radiohead missed in their version.”