Homeless Guy ‘Mustard’ Sings Radiohead’s Creep

Living in Los Angeles my entire life has jaded me when it comes to street musicians, failed actors/entertainers, and the countless homeless people telling me to buy them food (yes, begging died with the economy).

If there’s any homeless person who deserves a moment in the spotlight, a huge royalty check, or even just a warm place to sleep, it’s Mustard, the homeless guy who came onto Opie and Anthony’s Sirius XM radio show to blow the minds of everyone in the building with a unique and extremely soulful rendition of Radiohead’s Creep.

I discovered this video on Reddit and a user who goes by ‘fingerrockets’ shed light on the backstory:

“I listen to the O&A show daily at work so I’ll give a little back story here. When they brought this guy on they had no idea he could sing. It was just going to be a radio bit promoting their upcoming “homeless shopping spree.” During the interview it came up that he has written some songs and could play guitar. So they went and got the man a guitar (he did not own one himself) and he proceeded to shock the hell out of everyone. No one expected him to be as good as he was. He played two other songs that he wrote that are kind of in the style of Dave Matthews or John Mayer, I would imagine that stuff will be online shortly.”

For the MP3 version of Radiohead’s Creep and for Mustard’s three other tracks, click here.

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  • daleclark

    wow that was damn good.

  • daleclark

    wow that was damn good.

  • derherzen

    This is rad. Someone, get this man off of the streets now PLEASE!

  • slub

    He can play guitar, and he can sing well, but that comes nowhere close to touching Creep's original greatness. I bet his other songs are better.

  • oranuf

    meh. dime a dozen. Get him off the streets anyway.

  • crhylove

    He's playing a Taylor. Those are not cheap. I feel bad for a homeless guy like anyone, but this is a cover. There are tons of great artists living in poverty out there doing original works that also need homes, food, etc..

  • indigoanalysis

    This guy sings with the feel. Salutes to him.

  • jpb

    If you'd read the whole intro, you'd have seen that he didn't own a guitar and the radio guys had to find one for him to play.

  • charliezinck

    this moved me, i downloaded the files and and put him on my ipod, and posted the link on twitter, yes he did a cover but so what, it was a good cover, and his original songs were good too,

  • guy i know Paul Harrrrrrgus is much better then this piece of dookey

  • dave_rhino

    Why are his clothes so clean?

  • onesmartsonofa

    That was good.If you dig this guy you should check out this guy D.on Darox I ran into the other day. He's on youtube and I seen him in Ventura Ca. If you want to hear some soulful homesless music check him out. He said he travels and plays all around the U.S

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  • malexer

    That was intense!

  • Cachetastic

    sucks that some douche coughed during the song

  • Really good man.

  • Toorop

    Damn !! Amazingly good !

  • Radiohead rocks!!

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  • lex13

    gave me goosebumps! wow!

  • sarcasm

    I bet this guy blew up! Probably got an endorsement deal and lives in luxury…right? Guys? Hello?

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