Amanda Palmer & Her Magical Ukulele
Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead cover)
What is it with ukeleles that they leave us astonished? These days it’s the indie instrument. If you add an incredible voice and some tunes that most people can at least hum, success is pretty much guaranteed. This is Amanda Palmer ’s recipe to seduce us. Listening to these Radiohead covers one cannot avoid thinking of her time as the singer of Dresden Dolls and ask oneself: Is this sweet-voiced girl really the same person as that crazed cabaret woman who recorded “ Good Day” or “ Girl Anachronism”? The answer is yes, and with “ The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele”, it looks like she’s serious about the solo project. Proof is in her version of “ Fake Plastic Trees” – if that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you’re not human. Be afraid, Thom Yorke, for with that voice your empire is in danger. By the way, the vinyl edition is already sold out, but you can always download the digital version at a price you see fit (she’s even “covering” Radiohead in that aspect).