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Old 08-29-2003, 09:22 PM   #91
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Thanks for the excellent review!!!! I wish I could see them again....

Oh yeah, reading your review made me remember this. April and I noticed two old guys in the audience near us. Like as in 60s (at least)...we cracked up said that that would be us in 40 years....hehe. Keep on rockin'....

I had completely forgotten about them! That was great, lol.


Great reviews, guys!
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Mofo - sounds like you had an awesome show. How was My Iron Lung and Scatterbrain?
Iron Lung was really one of the highlights for me, they had a ton of energy on it. Sounded great.

I also enjoyed Scatterbrain more live than I ever had with the cd.

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The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead is pretty cool....i downloaded a bunch...interesting to hear a classical version of radiohead songs
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The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead is pretty cool....i downloaded a bunch...interesting to hear a classical version of radiohead songs
Christopher O'Riley's cd is better
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Hi all - just got back from the outdoor radiohead show in Vancouver. Man, they were so tight. The weather was great once again, as it was 2 years ago. The ocean breeze cooled us off just as the concert was beginning to get a little too hot. Highlights include 'Sail to the Moon' to the backdrop of a new moon against a purple sky...also, a flock of low-flying Canadian Geese swooping over the crowd in perfect V-formation during 'Heads on Sticks' (to which the crowd ecstatically roared...I wonder if Radiohead thought the cheers were for them?). Radiohead's music can turn the somewhat ordinary into the surreal. Another highlight was Michael Stipe of REM joining them onstage for a duet of 'Karma Police'. Very cool. They were in Vancouver for their opener the night before, and Thom joined REM on stage for E-Bow the letter. Every member of REM was at the show...a lot of celebs too. Many more highlights to mention, but I'm beat. Here's the setlist:

1. 2+2=5
2. Sit Down, Stand Up
3. Where I End And You Begin
4. Kid A
5. Backdrifts
6. Myxomatosis
7. Lucky
8. Paranoid Android
9. Sail to the Moon
10. You And Whose Army?
11. Go To Sleep
12. I Might Be Wrong
13. Like Spinning Plates
14. The Gloaming
15. Idioteque
16. No Surprises
17. There There

Encore 1:
18. The National Anthem
19. Wolf At The Door
20. Airbag
21. Street Spirit

Encore 2:
22. Karma Police
23. Just
24. Everything In Its Right Place


PS. Zoni - hope you got back alright. E-mail me.
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E-mail received and replied to. Keep your chin up, old boy.
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Michael and Zoney, that sounds like a great show. I wish I could have gone to see them in both Vancouver and Seattle. I would have loved to hear airbag performed live.
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Calluna's Review of Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater

Sorry this is a couple days late but I had a wonderfully busy holiday weekend and this is the first chance I have had to sit down and write a review. I'm feeling very lucky because I got to see two great shows in a row. On Sunday night I saw Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater and on Monday I saw REM at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. I knew I would be tired at the end of it but I couldn't pass up this oppurtunity.

The White River Amphitheater is in a rural area outside of Auburn, Washington. It was a perfect summer day and the scenic drive set the mood for the evening to come with Mount Rainier looming large in front of us.

The arena itself was fairly intimate. I wasn't right up front but I still had a good view and my binoculars allowed me to get an even closer look. During Steve Malkmus and The Jicks set I had fun using my binoculars to watch the guitar tech for Radiohead tuning all the guitars on the side of the stage. I don't know how she manages to concentrate on guitar tuning when other music is being played at the same time. Between bands I watched the roadies set up Jonny's amazing synthesizer collection. He uses an i-book too.

It was an awesome show. My first time seeing Radiohead live. I was blown away by what an energetic live performance they put on. I got to witness Thom's mad dancing first hand and I have a newfound respect for Jonny's talented guitar playing. Now I really know why he is bear's hero.

Here is the setlist:

1. intro
2. There There
3. 2+2=5
4. Lucky
5. Myxomatosis
6. Where I End and You Begin
7. Backdrifts
8. Fake Plastic Trees
9. Paranoid Android
10. Sail to the Moon
11. You and Whose Army?
12. Dollars and Cents
13. Talk Show Host
14. Idioteque
15. Scatterbrain
16. The National Anthem
17. Exit Music (For a Film)
18. Sit Down Stand Up

Encore 1
1. We Suck Young Blood
2. A Punch up At a Wedding
3. Go to Sleep
4. How to Disappear Completely

Encore 2
1. No Surprises
2. Follow Me Around
3. Everything in its Right Place


Follow me Around was solo acoustic with Thom. That was very cool. Also I understand that Dollars and Cents hasn't been played live very often this time around. I particularly enjoyed Lucky and the way that Thom got all crazy for Myxamatosis. I got shivers at the end of Fake Plastic Trees when the whole crowd sang along. Sail to the Moon was absolutely beautiful. I went crazy during Sit Down Stand Up, jumping around and chanting "the raindrops, the raindrops, the raindrops..."

Once again, Thom hammed it up for the fish-eye cam during You and Whose Army. I've heard this is a regular feature of the show and it should be because it is so hilarious. It was a big hit. You and your cronies. You forget so easy.

Thom spoke about the WTO riots that happened here in Seattle a few years back. He called the police 'jack-booted fascists' and said it was 'war on the hippies' and spoke out against large corporations. He said that there was going to be another WTO coming up this September in Mexico, I believe. He said to expect more of the same. The police pushing everyone up against the wall and saying "This is how we like to do it."

During Everything In It's Right Place, Jonny and Ed were sitting on the ground and at first I thought they were just taking a break but then I got a closer look with the binoculars and realized they were playing KAOSS pads while sitting on the floor. Even after they exited the stage the samples continued in a loop on the pads.

It took us two hours to get out of the parking lot after the show. That was a bit excessive but it was still worth it.

Here are a couple of photos. I didn't take them but they are from my show:


Thom plays Follow Me Around solo:
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Calluna - very cool review. Sounds like you guys got the better set list in some ways (ie, 'Fake Plastic Trees' I've always wanted to hear that live *jealous*).

Yes, Radiohead is unbelievably good, live, aren't they? On a technical level, no one can touch them. They are so professional. Each layer is so integral to their sound. They could have a 100 layers of music going at once, and each member has their role which they never waver from. Amazing really. Wasn't the drumming during 'There There' (by 3 members of the band) absolutely incredible? Each holding two sticks in each hand. Wow.
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Thanks, Michael. But I'm not sure if we got the better setlist. You guys got such a great first encore with Airbag, Wolf at the Door and Street Spirit. It's a trade-off, really. I think the only way we could have been really happy is if we got to see both shows and since we were not crazy enough to try it I suppose we have to be satisfied with what we got and what we got was pretty damn good.

I agree of course that they are unbelievably good live. As usual, you said it best. And yes, There There was excellent with the drumming and all.
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I haven't seen that on too many of the set lists.

IT's funny...I was in the pit at the Alpine Valley show, and I couldn't find Jonny on the stage for Everything in its Right Place. IT wasn't until Ed and Jonny left the stage when I realized he was there the whole time...just on the floor like Ed was.

He was behind some "stuff" and out of my line of sight.

What a cool show closer.
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Haha, that's funny Zoney. It took me a moment to find him too. I was like, "Where's Jonny?" Yes it was a great way to close the show.
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Johnny is seriously a mad scientist. It was hilarious when he'd disappear from the naked eye view, only to be seen on screen on all fours, playing with some Eno-like contraption, doing things that didn' t even seem to jive with the sounds they were creating. I half expect him to be doing science experiments with test tubes and physics equations from now on whenever I look up.
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exactly.
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