Great Job, Internet!: Watch Thom Yorke rock out with his college punk band

Before Radiohead’s Thom Yorke was a global superstar helping Iranian couples smooth over their troubled marriages, he was just another babyfaced bloke in an oversized T-shirt having a blast with his college band. That’s evident from archival video footage of Headless Chickens, the violin-augmented group he was in while attending the University Of Exeter in the late ’80s. In the newly uploaded clip, which was filmed by fellow musician Shaun McCrindle at the college’s venue, the Lemon Grove, the noisy troupe rattles through a shambling, brisk “High & Dry,” which later appeared on Radiohead’s 1995 album, The Bends. Although Yorke’s familiar falsetto is muted somewhat by his bandmates’ harmonies, he unleashes a rather-proficient electric guitar solo that’s just as incisive.

Incidentally, this clip isn’t the only Yorke rarity lurking on the YouTube channel, which is run by McCrindle, who sometimes plays guitar with …

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