Radiohead Everyone says Radiohead are very forward thinking, right? They may well be, but they have just done the most old-fashioned of things. The band has published a pair of new official songbooks, for electric and acoustic guitar respectively, with standard notation sheet music and tablature. Each figures tracks from throughout their 20-plus-years career.

The electric guitar book features “Bodysnatchers,” “Reckoner,” “Just,” “Lucky,” and – appropriately -  “Anyone Can Play Guitar” among others.  The acoustic guitar book shows you how to play “Jigsaw Falling Into Place,” “Paranoid Android,” “How to Disappear Completely,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” and more. Of course, very few Radiohead songs (if any!) were even recorded on solely electric or acoustic guitar, so the band-approved transcriptions are quite interesting, at least. And the books do reveal some “secrets” - such as that “Desert Island Disk” (acoustic book) is in DADGAD tuning with a capo at the fifth fret. Who knew? Who’d even tried to play it?!

On Amazon.com the acoustic book is currently at #1, outselling The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook.  The band recently reissued an expanded edition of OK Computer for its 20th anniversary.