Listomania: Four Dance Videos That May Have Inspired Thom Yorke's "Lotus Flower" Moves
Last week, without a great deal of forewarning,Radiohead
surprised fans by releasing their latest album,King of Limbs
, only five days after announcing its impending release. And although it hasn't been out all that long, it is already being hailed as perhaps the band's "most challenging" album yet.
Which, hey, is really saying something considering some of the band's prior career moves. But no matter what you think about the band or its latest effort, the one thing that's not up for debate is the band's knack for causing a real stir whenever it decides to do, well, anything.
And that's no different this time around. Limbs' first single, "Lotus Flower," was accompanied by an artsy black and white video featuring nothing more than the band's frontman, Thom Yorke, doing a choreographed interpretive dance to the track. Almost immediately, the video went viral, eventually being reworked to make Yorke dance to all sorts of other tunes, most notably to Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)."
Now, a fan's even created a website called Get Down Thom, which has been solely created as a place to make new videos of Yorke dancing to the song of your choice. Like, say, for instance, him dancing to Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How To Dougie."
But what of the opposite route? Yes, that's right: We've once again decided to throw our hats into the meme ring and make some "Lotus Flower" mash-up vids -- and, unlike everyone else, we wanted to see what some other folks might look like while getting down to Radiohead's new single. Check out the results after the jump.
Spike Jonez (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video)
The 'Evolution of Dance' Guy
The Techno Viking
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