When is a cover song better than the original? Only you can decide. This week: Sparklehorse And Thom Yorke take on Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” MAGNET’s Edward Fairchild pulls the pin. Take cover!
This reverent rendition of the lonely stoner anthem appeared on the soundtrack for 2005 skater film Lords Of Dogtown. Thom Yorke adds something the original didn’t have: distance; the Radiohead frontman sings his part over the phone from a hotel room. The sounds you hear at the end? He’s switching the channels on his television.