The best of YouTube: #32

The British Ukulele Orchestra play Shaft

Every Friday, the MusicRadar team submits its own personal favourite music videos and clips on the net.

Some clips we really like, others are simply comedy classics or oddly intriguing. But all are worth watching. This week we've got Muse's Matt Bellamy trying to hurt himself (we think he succeeds) and Radiohead covering The Smiths and Joy Division...

Chris Wickett's choices

Time-lapse of Terry Bozzio's drum kit being set up
The largest drum kit in the world? Perhaps. Here's what he can do with it. CW

Muse's Matt Bellamy attempts 'suicide' on stage
Watch this clip until the end. I bet that really, really, really hurt. CW

Michael Leonard's choices

Monte Montgomery plays Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing
One for guitar nerds – a frankly baffling reworking of one of Hendrix's finest tunes. Get that cross-armed front row of the audience. "Impress me!" they scream, silently. Maybe they could clap? Or at least look interested? ML

Radiohead cover Joy Division/New Order's Ceremony
Here's double miserablism for yer money. This cover has 'bollocks', nonetheless, with a whiff of every wannabes' rehearsal rooms. Radiohead aren't half as supple when covering another geniously grim '80s English artefact, The Smiths' The Headmaster Ritual. (Tough song to nail, though.) Apologies for more Radiohead, but the full Scotch Mist webcast remains fascinating for anyone who plays an instrument, I think. ML

Ben Rogerson's choices

3 Little Words; massive light-up piano
Regular readers of this page will know that I'm a 'Big' fan (the pun will become apparent in a sec) of the Tom Hanks/Robert Loggia foot-operated piano duet from the movie Big (there you go). This being the case, I was pleased to see Frankmusik paying homage to it in the video for their new single. BR

Donny Hathaway plays The Ghetto
I can't believe it's taken me 32 weeks to get around to posting a clip of this soul music legend. Watch him ratting through this famous instrumental on his Wurlitzer piano. BR

Tom Porter's choices

Drawdio: the DIY musical pencil
Essentially, this is utterly pointless. On the other hand, it does something clever with 'the conductive properties of pencil graphite' and might win a Nobel Prize. TP

Weezer's five world records
Let's take another look at the record-breaking Troublemaker video. You'll notice, at the 1 minute mark, the air guitar challenge kicks in. How about some rules on posture, gentlemen, please? TP

Joe Bosso's choices

The British Ukulele Orchestra - Theme From Shaft
Who says you can't play the ukulele with soul? Check out the UK's preeminent four-string emsemble as they deliver a swingin', twangin' and extremely soulful rendition of the Isaac Hayes classic. The spoken-word section is sure to bring a smile to your face. JB

Booker T & The MGs - Time Is Tight (live)
Stax. Memphis soul. It all sprang from the talents of Booker T Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Donald 'Duck' Dunn (bass) and Al Jackson Jr (drums). You've heard their magic as used as 'bumper' music on numerous radio shows. Here they are playing their 1969 hit with the members of Creedence Clearwater Revival looking on from backstage. (There's a slight glitch in the tape, but keep watching - it's well worth it.) JB

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