So I saw Radiohead in concert tonight and was completely blown away. They have to be the best live band I've ever seen. I was completely and totally in awe of them.
Something special happened tonight, though. About halfway through their set, they convened around Ed and seemed to have a little meeting. They seemed to agree on something and then broke out CREEP for all of us. This has to be the first time they've played that in America in forever. I was screaming like a little schoolgirl at an NSync concert.
Anyway, just thought I'd share that with you guys. They put on one hell of a show and I can't wait to see them again one day!
EDIT: My bad...I just saw that they played it in MA a week or so ago...I'm an idiot. Still, it was a nice surprise!
(edited by VanillaSky on 21.8.03 0527) Yes, I like HHH! What's so wrong with that?
I was at their show on Monday, and I was glad they didn`t play Creep. I was more disappointed that they left out a lot of my favorites from HTTT.
Aw man...we got Talk Show Host and I Might Be Wrong, but you got Wolf at the Door, Myxomatosis, Just(!), and How to Disappear Completely (!!!). Wow, and no Karma Police, despite it getting a HUGE pop on Monday.
I think Radiohead are approaching that stage where they have so many great songs that no matter what they play at a show, somebody will be disappointed that they didn't play their favourite. For example, they didn't play my favourite song (High and Dry) when I saw them back in 1997.
"When this bogus term alternative rock was being thrown at every '70s retro rehash folk group, we were challenging people to new sonic ideas. If some little snotty anarchist with an Apple Mac and an attitude thinks he invented dance music and the big rock group is coming into his territory, [that's] ridiculous." - Bono, 1997
I haven't seen them live since the Bends was out, in a small club with about fiftey people there, the stage was only two feet off the floor. They were awesome, and Thom is a little man with a big head, it's hard to believe a great voice comes from such a small guy(The "big head" ain't a dig, I also sport somewhat of a large cranium for my size). I don't think seeing them in an arena will surpass the a show that was so intimate and rockin', considering The Bends is my fav disc from them. I would love to see them live again, to hear all the other stuff live.
While I understand your dilema, tell your workplace to quit being so cheap. If they can't afford the royalties, look locally for someone willing to come up with original stuff for the experience. Intellectual property (like music)