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Lemme Get an Encore: Radiohead

on February 22, 2012, 12:01am
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radiohead snl 1 Lemme Get an Encore: Radiohead

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.

-Gilles LeBlanc
Staff Writer

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February 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Fun list. I put up an rdio playlist of it here:

February 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Life in a Glass House

February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Forgot True Love Waits, Polyethelyne, Pyramid Song

February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Like Spinning Plates
Gagging Order
True Love Waits
Life in a Glass House
A Wolf at the Door

February 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

Exit Music (for a Film) is on OK Computer, not Kid A.  

February 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

This is from OK Computer, not Kid A.

Horatio Hornswoggle
February 23, 2012 at 6:35 am

I’m hoping for Palo Alto. also the Butcher is a heavy hitter

Jacob Webb
February 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Thumbs way up for Electioneering. 

February 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

oh and I’d also love for “Feral” to be turned into an extended jam…

that’d be amazing

February 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I’m seeing them in Santa Barbara…
Have never seen them live…

I would LOVE to see Idioteque, Motion Picture, The Gloaming, Pyramid Song, In Limbo, even Worrywort. 

M. Pah
February 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

POLYETHYLENE (pt 1 and 2)

Palo Alto
Gagging Order
True Love Waits
Go Slowly
Blow Out
Permanent Daylight
Meeting in the Aisle (would be cool as the intro)
Daily Mail

are on my (hopeless) wishlist for the Seattle show

February 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Yes yes yes to Polyethylene. It’s my favorite Radiohead song. Really hoping they unpack it for Houston.

February 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

going to houston can’t wait. i saw them there in 08 when there was a rainbow over the pavillion right before the show. fitting, since it was the in rainbows tour. the energy was nearly tangible.

The Dude
February 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I remember that rainbow. It was awesome.

February 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

Huge pick-up putting Electioneering at Number 1!!! Been saying this forever!

Also when I saw Subterranean Homesick Alien on the Roseland setlists I cringed.

These have, and will be, my 1 and 2 for the foreseeable future. 

February 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

Subterranean Homesick Alien was forgotten for ages but appeared in last year’s setlists, and it’s my absolute no1 in the RH-songs-to-see-live list. I hope they keep it in the setlist when they come to Europe!

February 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

Have they ever really jammed before? I know they throw extra stuff in there but I’ve never seen them do a 3 minute long jam or something on a song… But, if they have jammed does anyone know of any good videos of this amazing sounding experience?

February 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

i would suggest Paranoid Android performances, Talk Show Host, and Go To Sleep just to start with the jamming. enjoy

February 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

 also. the Radiohead Hub is a great place to discover awesome live gems from them. The hubbers are also very informative about favorite performances. Ask around. let me know if you need info to access the hub.

February 22, 2012 at 2:23 am

motion picture soundtrack, go to sleep, a punchup at a wedding.

three classics.

February 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

Thumbs up for Electioneering and Go To Sleep. 


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