Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy himself, passed away the morning of Tuesday, August 8. The 81 year old country legend had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years earlier, a diagnosis he coped with in his later music, most notably his final album, Adios, released just two months before his death.
A string of tribute covers have since surfaced on the internet, one being a Radiohead cover of “Rhinestone Cowboy,” recorded in 1993. Though it seems to be a collision of two worlds — Campbell’s country pop and Radiohead’s experimental rock — it goes to show the influence of his legacy.
Listen to the cover below.