Few bands inspire the level of reverence by name alone like Radiohead. Fans and readers alike are all aware of the textual fervor that can erupt at the mere mention of anything related to the UK quintet. Case in point, their latest LP, last year’s The King of Limbs. Some loved it, some liked it, some loathed it – as a result, Limbs marks their most polarizing effort to date. Despite this fact, there’s still an enigma that lingers over the group, especially now as they’re about to embark on their first proper North American tour in nearly four years.
It took a year, but Radiohead finally has Clive Deamer’s attention and now quite the itinerary ahead of them. What starts on February 27th at Miami’s American Airlines Arena continues with dates across America, appearances at both Bonnaroo and Coachella, and a European tour to boot. The big question on every fan’s mind: What are the setlists going to look like? If we’re to draw from their New York gigs last fall (we will) and statements that their forthcoming setlists will cull from Limbs and 2007′s In Rainbows (okay, we’ll bite that too), then there’s limitations to what inclusions one should be hopeful for. Still, it’s Radiohead, and if there’s one thing they’ve trademarked it’s that they’re good with surprises, even despite the name of OK Computer‘s third and final single.
With that in mind, here’s a collection of tracks that their sometimes zealous fans [most likely] haven’t forgotten. One hopes the band hasn’t, either.