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Hah! This is neat, Radiohead on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, printer, oscilloscope, hard disks and scanner! – the Maker writes…

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums
HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX

18 thoughts on “Radiohead on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum

  1. Argh, I think my ears are bleeding! But impressive all the same! The video is great. The retro look to it was really well done. The whole thing has a very ‘Look around you’ feel to it.

  2. WOW!! The video is neat showing the players in action. I was starting to wonder after the first 30 seconds, but then VERY impressed.

    Excellent MAKE. Thanks ‘1030’, Nice work.

    Nice find, PT. Thanks also for that!

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