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post #51 of 96
Yes, this occurred to me after posting. D'oh.
post #52 of 96
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Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
I still think In Rainbows could have benefited from a slightly different track order and the integration of some of the bonus CD songs into the main album. But the whole thing seems to be improving with age. I like it more now than I did when I first heard it.
For me it was love at first listen, but I really do revisit it a lot and the track order has become instilled to the point that I usually expect to hear what's next when the songs come at me out of context. Plus I really do love some of those songs that appear on that bonus disc, Bangers + Mash in particular for the dueling drums.

Hail to the Thief doesn't do as much for me as it did when I first heard it, but I think 2 + 2 = 5 is one of their finer songs. I have a hard time placing that as anything but an album opener though.

What's most interesting to me is what a different tone their songs, especially the Kid A/Amnesiac ditties, take when performed live. The I Might Be Wrong live EP is what I'm referring to specifically. Idioteque and I Might Be Wrong are just unabashed dance tunes, with the latter translating surprisingly well. It's really a great EP and the best official* live set you folks just getting into them would enjoy.

*Unofficially: their In Berlin bootleg.
post #53 of 96
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Originally Posted by Andrew Eaton View Post
What's most interesting to me is what a different tone their songs, especially the Kid A/Amnesiac ditties, take when performed live. The I Might Be Wrong live EP is what I'm referring to specifically. Idioteque and I Might Be Wrong are just unabashed dance tunes, with the latter translating surprisingly well. It's really a great EP and the best official* live set you folks just getting into them would enjoy.
The I Might Be Wrong and studio versions of "Idioteque" are both so good that I can't really pick the superior of the two, but there's no contest with "I Might Be Wrong." The live version is better in pretty much every way.
post #54 of 96
I just got my Ticket for Radiohead March 24th Buenos Aires.
300 Pesos = 90 u$s. I really hope they kick as much ass as i expect them too. Because those 300 mean 10 movies or food for 2 weeks!
post #55 of 96
I've posted about them elsewhere but I'm the minority of the Radiohead fans. Love love love The Bends, really love In Rainbows, and like Oik Computer and Hail To The Thief but really really dont like Kid A/Amnesiac.
post #56 of 96
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
I just got my Ticket for Radiohead March 24th Buenos Aires.
300 Pesos = 90 u$s. I really hope they kick as much ass as i expect them too. Because those 300 mean 10 movies or food for 2 weeks!
Glad to read you are in.
post #57 of 96
Kraftwerk will be support band! Epic. :P
post #58 of 96
Radiohead is the band for me that completely revolutionized my taste in music, before them I was a weird amalgamation of my parents taste mixed with a dash of my friends. I got into Orbital first from a close friend, but once I heard Kid A I was hardwired for life.

Intro out of the way, I would have to put Amnesiac on the top as far as albums go, the production and the lyrics just resonate with me more than the others, and I have yet to look into why its does as others have here. I also can rarely stand listening to song individually from it, it always must be complete and in order.

As far as songs, it always changing but at the moment

Upper 5
Talk Show Host
Gagging Order
Pyramid Song
There There
Idioteque

Lower 5
Reckoner
Like Spinning Plates
We Suck Young Blood
Life In A Glass House
Everything In Its Right Place


Listened to Hail to the Thief just yesterday, and it keeps getting better and better, and Radiohead are the Michael Mann of the music world to me, bot nearly flawless, and still working the same theme, but both taking each to new heights and levels.
post #59 of 96
'High and Dry' still gets me every time. It's also one of the most fun rhythm guitar songs to play ever.
post #60 of 96
I'll probably travel to see Radiohead live, eventually. They recorded the first song I remember enjoying (Fake Plastic Trees...the video was playing at somebody's place), but I didn't know what band they were and was otherwise late in enjoying music. And I can attribute my music appreciation to OK Computer, the first album I bought and listened to all the way through (though Kid A is my favorite). I don't appreciate many other bands to Radiohead's level. I discovered Joy Division and the like because they were all JD fans and I bought NME magazines featuring Radiohead describing such details. They are even more talented than Pink Floyd and the Beatles, in my opinion...no way I can state that as fact, but there aren't many recent musicians other than Thom Yorke that I can think of to be mentioned in the same breath as John Lennon or Roger Waters.
post #61 of 96
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
I just got my Ticket for Radiohead March 24th Buenos Aires.
300 Pesos = 90 u$s. I really hope they kick as much ass as i expect them too. Because those 300 mean 10 movies or food for 2 weeks!
Just came back!
They did kick ass. So it's all good.

I just wished they would have played more older songs and not so much In Rainbows. I don't really like that much the "Techno" Radiohead. I love the rock band.

Yorke was tremendous. Such a powerful voice. Greengood looked and acted like a little emo dipshit. Thank god he's so talented.

The band did 4 bis's. I've never seen a band do that! Quite great.
post #62 of 96
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
Just came back!
They did kick ass. So it's all good.

I just wished they would have played more older songs and not so much In Rainbows. I don't really like that much the "Techno" Radiohead. I love the rock band.

Yorke was tremendous. Such a powerful voice. Greengood looked and acted like a little emo dipshit. Thank god he's so talented.

The band did 4 bis's. I've never seen a band do that! Quite great.
I listened them thanks to rockandpop, it was great. The 1973 reference before How to disappear was touching. I wish the have played more OK or the Bends as in Brasil.
post #63 of 96
How is In Rainbows "Techno Radiohead"?
post #64 of 96
Yeah, In Rainbows is 95% possible to play with a full band with no blatant techno gadgetry.
post #65 of 96
1. 15 Step
2. Airbag
3. There There
4. All I Need
5. Kid A
6. Karma Police
7. Nude
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
9. The National Anthem
10. The Gloaming
11. No Surprises
12. Pyramid Song
13. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
14. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
15. Idioteque
16. Bodysnatchers
17. How to Disappear Completely
18. Encore 1
18. Videotape
19. Paranoid Android
20. House Of Cards
21. Reckoner
22. Encore 2
22. Planet Telex
23. Go Slowly
24. 2+2 = 5
25. Everything In Its Right Place
26. Encore 3
26. Creep

That's the full set list!
Paranoid Android was easily the highlight of the show.
post #66 of 96
Oddly enough, I find 'The Bends' to be the weakest of their efforts, that's not to say it's terrible, far from it, it has some fantastic songs on it, 'Fake Plastic Trees' 'Street Spirit' 'High and Dry', those are the only songs I'll listen to on that album, I can take or leave everything else. I'll put Amnesiac there as well, seeing as 'Knives Out' and 'Packt like a tin of sardines' are the only tracks I'll listen to on that one.

Radiohead simply refuse to repeat themselves, every album they've done has been an exploration or their own take on a particular sound i.e. 'Treefingers' being Sigur Ros filtered through their own sound.

Motion Picture Soundtrack is one of the saddest songs ever written, I absolutely love 'A punchup at a wedding'.

I think In Rainbows is just packed full of energy, they sound more tighter than ever especially on the more uptempo rock songs.
post #67 of 96
My favorite Radiohead album is still Hail to the Thief. I'm not sure if I'll ever get into In Rainbows as much as I wanted. The band's much more inspiring and beautiful on Thief. Maybe they shouldn't try as hard next time they're in the studio.
post #68 of 96
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Originally Posted by Dragon Ma View Post
I'll put Amnesiac there as well, seeing as 'Knives Out' and 'Packt like a tin of sardines' are the only tracks I'll listen to on that one.
No "Pyramid Song"? Baffling.
post #69 of 96
15 Step on the Grammys with the Marching Band was phenomenal. Also, anyone with On Demand needs to check out the half hour special they have of Radiohead doing Live with Jools Holland through the years. It's songs from The Bends through to Hail To The Thief and it's great. I found it particularly fascinating to watch Phil Selway grow from solid being a solid rock drummer to a quite incredible percussionist. Also, how the FUCK does Jonny Greenwood get those sounds out of his guitar??? There's a bizarre moment where he pulls his high E completely off the neck of the guitar, hits what I'm assuming is a digitech Whammy pedal, and makes this bizarre and incredibly awesome laser noise.
post #70 of 96
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Originally Posted by Matt M View Post
No "Pyramid Song"? Baffling.
Yeah, that's a real standout, of more than just Amnesiac.

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Originally Posted by Chris Miller View Post
15 Step on the Grammys with the Marching Band was phenomenal. Also, anyone with On Demand needs to check out the half hour special they have of Radiohead doing Live with Jools Holland through the years. It's songs from The Bends through to Hail To The Thief and it's great. I found it particularly fascinating to watch Phil Selway grow from solid being a solid rock drummer to a quite incredible percussionist. Also, how the FUCK does Jonny Greenwood get those sounds out of his guitar??? There's a bizarre moment where he pulls his high E completely off the neck of the guitar, hits what I'm assuming is a digitech Whammy pedal, and makes this bizarre and incredibly awesome laser noise.
That special sounds cool - though you can see many of those performances individually on YouTube.
post #71 of 96
I saw them on Friday. The set list was perfect. They started with Creep and closed with Paranoid Android. It was a perfect show with an amazing performance from all of them.
post #72 of 96
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Originally Posted by Chris Miller View Post
I found it particularly fascinating to watch Phil Selway grow from solid being a solid rock drummer to a quite incredible percussionist. Also, how the FUCK does Jonny Greenwood get those sounds out of his guitar??? There's a bizarre moment where he pulls his high E completely off the neck of the guitar, hits what I'm assuming is a digitech Whammy pedal, and makes this bizarre and incredibly awesome laser noise.
Great observation about Phil Selway. He was the biggest revelation to me on In Rainbows -- his playing on that album is absolutely tremendous across a wide range of textures. He's a huge part of why "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" is a standout track (for me), and he also makes "Reckoner."

For those without On Demand, I highly recommend "Radiohead - In Rainbows - From the Basement." It's only a handful of songs, but it's the best video I've seen yet in terms of just watching them play as opposed to perform. It aired on Music HD last year in the states, but you can also view it significantly de-HD'd from VH1's site.

Plus, it has "Where I End and You Begin" (a fave from HttT) and plenty of the usual Thom & Jonny madness/brilliance.
post #73 of 96
"Pull/Pulk Revolving Doors" is such a great off the rails song. I can never get tired of listening to it on my headphones. Ever.

My favorite Radiohead songs just for the sake of it and in no particular order:

1. Planet Telex
2. Pull/Pulk Revolving Doors
3. Idioteque
4. Karma Police
5. Backsliding
6. Go To Sleep
7. Everything In It's Right Place
8. The Trickster
9. Airbag
10. The Tourist

Bonus: "Videotape"
post #74 of 96
Fuck it, I'll go with today's rankings:

1. Videotape
2. There, There
3. I Might Be Wrong
4. All I Need
5. Let Down
6. The National Anthem
7. Reckoner
8. Fake Plastic Trees
9. Electioneering
10. 15 Step

I appear to rank In Rainbows higher than anyone else in their catalogue.
post #75 of 96
Hah, what fun.

1. Idioteque
2. No Surprises
3. Paranoid Android
4. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
5. Fake Plastic Trees
6. 15 Step
7. Banana Co.
8. Creep
9. Talk Show Host
10. Karma Police

God, this is most meaningless ranking I've ever done. These could be arranged in any order, with another twenty or so songs in equal contention. Well, I really like those ten.
post #76 of 96
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Originally Posted by Matt M View Post
No "Pyramid Song"? Baffling.
I know, that one slipped my mind for some reason, it's a fantastic song.
post #77 of 96
post #78 of 96
That's just a beautiful track.
post #79 of 96
That must be the music you hear upon entering the gates of heaven.
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post #81 of 96
More mumblings about their release...
post #82 of 96
Thread Starter 
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Thanks for the heads-up, downloading now. Here is a more direct link straight to Radiohead's store.
post #83 of 96
Jesus, Harry Patch is killing me.
post #84 of 96
Thanks for the link to the news songs it will be interesting to see how Radiohead continues to get their music out. while I admire how they initially released 'In Rainbows' with a pay-what-you-want system, I don't think there are too many other bands that could pull it off.

Favorite 10 Radiohead songs (in no particular order):
There There
All I need
The Bends
Optimistic
Talk Show Host
Jigsaw Falling into Place
Planet Telex
2+2=5
Reckoner
Everything in its right place

I also enjoy House of Cards, if only for the line "I don't want to be your friend/I just want to be your lover" (it's the closest thing to a joke I've ever heard in a Radiohead song). I'm a huge fan of In Rainbows, as well as HttT and The Bends, but Kid A leaves me kind of cold.
post #85 of 96
Harry Patch might be one of the most devastatingly beautiful songs I've heard in recent memory. Just a gorgeous piece of work.
post #86 of 96
LIVE these are my twisted words
post #87 of 96
Did you all see this article in the New York Times today about how they're going to start just doing more singles. A really interesting read.
post #88 of 96
Harry Patch... Damn.
post #89 of 96
RADIOHEAD HAITI TRIBUTE SHOW IN HOLLYWOOD OHHH SHIT

I might go to this if I can get tickets before it sells out in 20 seconds.
post #90 of 96

Computers are set. Already logged in. Armor on. Come on you, ticketbots and stubbots, bring it the fuck on. 

 

Fucking ticket sites.

 

Anyways! Between 10 am and 10:01 am, tickets go on sale for certain venues! whoooo!

post #91 of 96

Good luck!

post #92 of 96

Well, that didn't work. Guess I'll mortgage the house if I really want to go.

 

UPDATE: did not mortgage house, but unfortunately paid into the corrupt system. Hurm.


Edited by Doc Happenin - 3/18/16 at 7:33am
post #93 of 96

That sucks.  I know I read that they were limiting sales to 2 per transaction to try to fight off scalpers.  But I guess there really is no fighting off scalpers.

post #94 of 96

Ha, I spent a painful morning failing to get tickets to one of their small venue London shows. I live within walking distance! Alas...

post #95 of 96

Glad I saw them at a small venue (The Metro) before they became so iconic. 

 

I was at this show(my first Radiohead show), and from what I remember it barely sold out.  Electioneering is played, pre-OK Computer.  It was an amazing show:

 

 

This was filmed by JBTV which is a Chicago public access show which is known for showcasing up-and-coming acts playing the Chicago area.  Last I checked they are still going strong.  JBTV, not Radiohead

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JBTV

 

Disappointed they are rumored to be playing Lollapalooza Chicago this year.  That festival, which they played a few years ago, used to be the shit.  Now it is just shit.

post #96 of 96

Saw them on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Realized I my knowledge of Radiohead's catalogue is not as deep as is perhaps required for attendance. However, totally great time. Wonderful show. Did get to see them play Let Down for the first time in a while, and will admit to damn near tearing up when No Surprises kicked in.

 

Yes, am bummed I missed out on the Creep finale for Wednesday night's show, but damn, it was great to knock them off the bucket list.

 

Sidenote: what is the point of purchasing a seat if you are literally never going to sit down?

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