Friday, January 25, 2013

El Gato con Botas

 

Radiohead, Bonnaroo 2006

 

A soundboard recording of what is generally considered to be one of Radiohead's finest shows. The sound quality is astounding, and the performance is excellent to these ears, although I can't say I've logged too many hours listening to live Radiohead. Excellent stuff, but still doesn't compare to the multi-sensory overload and Thom Yorke/Johnny Greenwood alien insanity of seeing them in person. But this is about as close as we can get until they release a DVD of this performance. 

Radiohead probably don't quite crack my top ten favorite bands of all time, but I will say they are the greatest band I have ever seen live. The psychedelia of Floyd meets the intensity of Zeppelin in a modern context. Some worship at their alter, others could do without, and it will probably be much the same with this recording.

1. There there
2. 2+2=5
3. 15 step
4. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
5. Exit Music (For a Film)
6. Kid A
7. Dollars & Cents
8. Videotape
9. No Surprises
10. Paranoid Android
11. The Gloaming
12. National Anthem
13. Climbing Up the Walls
14. Nude
15. street Spirit (Fade Out)
16. The Bends
17. Myxomytosis
18. How to Disappear Completely

Encore I
1. You and Whose Army
2. Pyramid Song
3. Like Spinning Plates
4. Fake Plastic Trees
5. Bodysnatchers
6. Lucky
7. Idioteque
8. Karma Police

Encore II
1. House of Cards
2. Everything in Its Right Place

The sound of a brand new world.