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Here's San Diego's excellent bluegrass act Nickel Creek covering Britney Spears' "Toxic."
Now this is just outstanding. I really dig this version of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" as played on a traditional Chinese zither, called a ghuzeng.
I'm not sure how I missed this amazingly beautiful koto version of Tool's "Lateralus" until my buddy Steve recently hipped me to it.
There doesn't seem to be much information about the artist available beyond what's in the YouTube comments (where the arranger also gets into the math of the song). Unfortunately, one of those bits of information is that there isn't a version of this available beyond this video. Yet.
Thanks, Steve. I'm glad to know this exists.
It took an oboe trio to do it, but I finally get Radiohead. Threed's version of "Paranoid Android" is full of wonderful old-timiness.
Check it out:
You can find it (and a couple of other covers) on their album Unraveled.
Perhaps the folks over at Radiohead should incorporate more woodwind in future recordings.