Thom Yorke

Memorable Live Performances: Radiohead- From The Basement 2008

Radiohead - In Rainbows From the Basement (April 2008) At Home #WithMe -  YouTube

Way back in 2008, Radiohead was doing a lot of fun things to promote their album In Rainbows. One of the coolest things they did was this live performance of pretty much all of In Rainbows along with a scattering of other songs from their catalog. During this era, I was very fortunate to go see Radiohead live and that show is one that I still conjure up in my mind from time to time and relive. I have a live bootleg of the show I was at as well, and find myself listening to that a lot. Radiohead live is an experience that everyone should have at least once in their life. They are truly one of the best bands I’ve ever seen live. Actually, the more I think about it, I’d probably put that one show I was at in my top 10 all time. Anyways, here’s a really awesome live performance they did that you will enjoy!

Radiohead- From The Basement (2008):

 

Great Music Videos: Radiohead- Paranoid Android

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When Radiohead released their album OK Computer back in 1997, it marked a change for the band not just in their evolution but, this album cemented the band as one of the best. I personally still remember hearing the album and when it was over, I had to listen to it again because it was so different and good. “Paranoid Android” was one of the songs upon first listen that I gravitated towards and then when I saw the video, it all clicked for me. Interestingly, the first version of the song was over 14 minutes long . When it came to the video Thom Yorke has said of it, “When it came time to make the video for that song, we had lots of people saying, ‘Yeah, great, we can have another video like “Street Spirit,” all moody and black and dark.’ Well, no. We had really good fun doing this song, so the video should make you laugh. I mean, it should be sick, too.” That pretty much sums up what the final video would become. The video, although edited for MTV, was a mainstay for a long time and is still highly regarded as one of the best videos of the 90’s and in Radiohead’s catalog. It’s a stunning video with so many underlying themes in it that, no matter how many times you watch it, there is always something else to discover.

 
Radiohead- Paranoid Android:

 

 

 

Guest Vocalist: Thom Yorke

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Ever since I first heard Radiohead back when Pablo Honey came out, I’ve been rather intrigued by Thom Yorke. He’s one of the most unique and talented singers I’ve ever heard. When you hear him sing, you know it’s him right off the bat. From all the Radiohead albums to his solo work, you know that when you listen you are going to get something interesting and intriguing. So with all that in mind, here’s a few songs Thom has guested on over the years.

Drugstore- El President (from White Magic for Lovers):

 

 

Unkle- Rabbit In Your Headlights (from Psyence Fiction):

 


Bjork- I’ve Seen It All (from Dancer In The Dark soundtrack):

 


Bjork- Nattura:

 


PJ Harvey- This Mess We’re In (from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea):

 

 

PJ Harvey- One Line (from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea):

 

 

PJ Harvey- Beautiful Feeling (from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea):

 

 

Portishead- The Rip LIVE (from Lattitude Festival 2015):

 

Top Ten Bands A to Z: Y

The A to Z list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. Y is upon us and needs help to complete the list. Note, I decided to skip X due to there being only 3 or 4 bands worth mentioning.

As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list.

These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) Neil Young
02) Year Of The Rabbit
03) Thom Yorke
04) The Youngbloods
05) Yes
06) Y & T
07) Yaz
08) Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
09)
10)

Album Rank: Radiohead

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One band that I’ve been a huge fan of for many years is Radiohead. They just announced that they are playing a few shows later this year. So naturally, that had gotten me in a Radiohead frame of mind. Here is an album rank of their catalog from not their best to their best.

 

King Of Limbs:

 

Hail To The Theif:

 

A Moon Shaped Pool:

 

 

Pablo Honey:

 

Amnesiac:

 

In Rainbows:

 

Kid A:

 

Ok Computer:

 

The Bends:

 

Cover Thursday: A Bunch Of Neil Young Covers

Last night I saw Neil Young, and I’m still in awe. He played for three hours non stop. I wanted to write a review of the show but I seriously can’t put into words how amazing it was. Well in honor of that show, I thought I’d share some really great covers of Neil songs with you all. Enjoy!

Thom Yorke- After The Gold Rush:

Smashing Pumpkins- Cinnamon Girl:

Pearl Jam- Fuckin Up:

Bob Dylan- Old Man: