In which Yorke and celebrity chums revisit the idea of John Cage’s “4:33” — i.e., releasing a song that contains no music at all — for charity. It ranks this low because Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s name is associated with it. Ewwww.
Atoms for Peace — “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (2010)
Yorke’s well-publicized “other band” — basically formed to tour his solo album — drew attention because it was a supergroup of sorts, with Flea on bass, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on guitar and drummer-about-town Joey Waronker behind the kit. The group did a fine job of rendering the complex structures of The Eraser in a live setting… but a version of one of the most over-covered songs in history? Really? There are some songs where covers can never really do justice to the original, and this is one of ‘em.