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Buzzie Tracks “All I Need” the 2nd Radiohead Cover

Track one has been done for years, so now I’m getting ready to do the next 5 Radiohead songs for my tribute record On the Radio. Here’s All I Need, in it’s second draft, pre-mastering. There are a few more tweaks to go, but you’ll get the idea.


  • John McElhenney – vocals
  • Ron Flynt – piano and acoustic guitar
  • Masumi Jones – drums

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You can hear the first Radiohead cover, Last Flowers using the player below.


Head Radio – Retransmissions – a radiohead tribute featuring Buzzie

The contracts are signed, the cover art is done, the tracks are in digital transit via the interwebz. And here’s your preview of the Radiohead Tribute from ESC Records in Germany.

A Radiohead Tribute - Head Radio - Retransmissions

(And if you are reading this and would like to hear a preview,
here’s the final mix via MP3: Last Flowers (radiohead cover)

Buzzie (4:00)
Last Flowers (on the way to the hospital)
VIDEO: http://youtu.be/cld4WMt4QTk (pre-mastered vocal)

Buzzie was formed in 2000, after lead singer and songwriter John McElhenney left his popular pop band Blue Cartoon after two acclaimed indie pop CDs. Buzzie has performed at the International Pop Overthrow in Los Angeles and been featured on numerous compilations. In 2011 Buzzie released an EP of songs entitled Shooting Beer Cans Off the Buddha in anticipation of a full-length disc expected in the summer of 2012. This track, “Last Flowers” is from the Extra Tracks version of “In Rainbows” and was written during “The Bends” period. This recording features 20/20 legend Ron Flynt holding down all the instrumental duties. The instrumental version is available on the CD containing this song, “Shooting Beer Cans Off the Buddha.”

RON FLYNT / all instruments

Recorded by Ron Flynt at Jumping Dog Studios in Austin, Texas; vocals recorded at Little Frog Studios, Austin, Texas.

Produced and mixed by John McElhenney

Published by Happy Mac Tunes (ASCAP) with additional rights from radiohead
available via: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Buzzie


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Original announcement: Buzzie to be Included on 2012 Radiohead Tribute from ESC Records, Germany

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

New Radiohead Video: Last Flowers (cover) by Buzzie

So putting music on YouTube is like, part of the global plan for everyone. Fans make videos to their favorite songs, people post complete tracks with the album cover as the entire show. So, how do we get our music up to YouTube without being really boring?

This song Last Flowers (on the way to the hospital) was an unfinished Radiohead song from The Bends era. It showed up on the In Rainbows (bonus tracks). It kicked my ass and I called Ron and asked if he would help me. The entire thing was done in a matter of hours in Ron’s studio. I retracked the vocals in the living room of my house, in the closing days of my marriage. Not to be dramatic, but this song sort of captures the whole thing for me.

Watch directly on YouTube: Last Flowers (radiohead) by Buzzie  © 2012 Happy Mac Tunes (ASCAP)

My dear friend and music producer Ron Flynt held down all the instrument duties and let me focus on the non-autotuned vocal. It’s in the push and effort that the soul of the music is discovered. This is raw and unpolished for a reason.

And if that weren’t cool enough, I got this email last week from ESC, a German label that is putting a Radiohead Compilation together:


Germany's ESC asks for the Buzzie version of Last Flowers for May Release
click to see larger version

Rock on!


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Back in the Saddle with a Radiohead Cover: Buzzie 2010

It’s been a hard Spring. So many things are changing I can’t begin to share it all. I’ll commit to putting it in song sooner rather than later, as MUSIC is building more momentum for me. (See PING.FM link above.) Much gratitude to Ron Flynt the producer on “Feeling.” He was amazing at making this song my own. All instruments are Ron. So much love there, I can hardly stand it.

2010 Buzzie returns to the studio

This afternoon I reassembled my mobile recording studio in my apartment. And low and behold the vocal track I had cut recently for Last Flowers sounded a lot better here than in the headphones in my house. So… Here it is, as soon as I can get dropbox to cooperate with the upload. (Download LAST FLOWERS)

This is a Radiohead cover of a song that is found on the extended version of In Rainbows. It was a B-Side that was written for The Bends but they never finished it. Let me know what you think.

I’m off to a date with the Guess Who next.

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