Jul 132010

Last month we told you about Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele, which is pretty much what it sounds like. The (ex?) Dresden Doll sings six Radiohead songs with a ukulele that is so magical that on one song it becomes an entire string quartet. The album drops this Saturday, but for those of us who can’t wait, here’s a little preview.

Palmer has been performing just about all of these songs live for years, so we’ve put together a YouTube collection for your perusal. The only track missing is “No Surprises,” which makes it, ironically, the biggest surprise of the bunch. However, you can watch her filming the music video for that one in a bathtub if you’re so inclined (no sound though).

Check out four live performances and one studio recording below to preview the EP, then pick it up for real on Saturday.

Amanda Palmer – Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead cover)

Amanda Palmer – High and Dry (Radiohead cover)

Amanda Palmer – No Surprises (Radiohead cover)


Amanda Palmer – Idioteque (Radiohead cover)

Amanda Palmer – Creep (Radiohead cover)

Amanda Palmer w/ String Quartet – Exit Music (For a Film) (Radiohead cover)

Check out more Amanda Palmer at her website or MySpace.
Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele drops this Saturday.

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