The download of Radiohead’s latest album, The King Of Limbs, was made available today, and with it, a clip from the first single, ‘Lotus Flower’. Notice how it features Thom Yorke – looking like a strange cross between Bono and The Edge of U2, as filmed by Anton Corbijn – dancing on his own.
That’s made it really easy for the rise of a new meme: making Thom Yorke dance to other songs.
Here’s Clem Bastow’s masterpiece: ‘Thom Yorke Dances Alone To Pony’.
Another goody is ‘Benny Hill of Limbs’, also known, after the music’s proper name of ‘Yakkety Sax’, as ‘Yorkety Sax’.
I’m also quite fond of ‘Thom Yorke gets down to Single Ladies (Lotus Flower Dub):
But what about this gem: Thom dancing to the Trashmen’s ‘Surfin’ Bird’, as ‘Lotus Flower (Dance)’?
It’s inspired, no doubt, from this earlier version:
Thom dancing to Shakira’s ‘Loca’ isn’t quite as good:
And now a Venga Boys remix!
But I’m sure there’ll be more. Let me know so I can add them.