October 07, 2005
Section Quartet

the section quartet

Last night I went to the Echo with Tom to see the Section Quartet do an all-strings version of Radiohead's entire OK Computer album. Somehow I hadn't been to the Echo before, and it reminded me of Chicago bars. I don't know why. But I liked it.

And I loved the Section Quartet—they were bowing and plucking furiously. It helps that OK Computer is my favorite Radiohead album, and seems particularly well-suited to the strings treatment. They've done other rock songs, too, but I think Radiohead just works better than, say, Queens of the Stone Age (which I love, but must always contain guitar).

I don't know exactly what the Section Quartet/Greg Dulli connection is, but they've played with him a bunch and Twilight Singers was playing on the sound system before they went on stage.

(Any mention of Radiohead covers is a good enough excuse to link yet again to Hard n' Phirm's Rodeohead.)

Tom was tipped off to the Section Quartet show when it was chosen as an Editor's Pick at HeyLetsGo (OK, the editor happened to be Lori), an event thingy started by another Evolution alumnus.

Posted by jjwiseman at October 07, 2005 11:22 AM

i take it you've heard brad mehldau's version of "exit music". i think he also did a cover of "paranoid android" live a few times.

Posted by: jimmy james on October 7, 2005 12:16 PM

Chris O'Riley's Radiohead transcriptions for piano are fun, also. He plays them occasionally when he hosts the show for precocious classical musicians, "from the top".


Posted by: billmil on October 8, 2005 01:55 PM
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