Radiohead – “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” – Performed live at the All Points West Festival, Jersey City, NJ, August 8, 2008.
Radiohead – “There, There” – Live at All Points West, 8-8-08
Radiohead – “Jigsaw Falling Into Place” – Live at All Points West, 8-8-08
I was lucky enough to see Radiohead live on two consecutive nights this summer at the All Points West Festival in Jersey City, NJ. The Radioheads sure know how to put on a good show. All of these tracks come from the Friday night show, on August 8.
The band is very tight and together when they play live, as evidenced by these recordings. It is difficult to hear the contributions of each individual band member on the albums; seeing them live gives one a new appreciation for the structure of a Radiohead song. After seeing them live, I’ve discovered some of my favorite parts of certain songs are the background vocals provided by Ed O’Brien (he’s the tall one). Listen for these especially on “There, There.” The first comes about 1:57 into the song. I never paid much attention to these lines before because they just sound like mumbling if you don’t know the actual words being sung (read the lyrics here), but knowing what Ed is actually singing has added a new dimension to this song for me.
“Street Spirit (Fade Out)” is my favorite song from The Bends. The song sounds completely hopeless until the final lines: “Immerse your soul in love.”
“Jigsaw Falling Into Place” is a standout track from In Rainbows, the band’s latest effort, which is some of their best work yet.
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