Radiohead -- Kansas City, MO -- March 11th, 2012
2. 15 Step
3. Morning Mr Magpie
4. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
5. All I Need
6. Pyramid Song
7. The Daily Mail
11. Lotus Flower
12. There There
14. How To Disappear Completely
20. Everything In Its Right Place
21. Give Up The Ghost
22. Paranoid Android
Deal with it.
The best part about Radiohead, and to me why they're one of the greatest bands ever, is that each member is such a talented musician. Almost every song on the setlist was re-tooled for a live setting and everything translated so well. For example, Bloom (and for that matter, most of The King Of Limbs) don't even feature most of the band members, but they've re-worked each song so it's unique in its live performance. That, and every other song had so much added to its performance. I'm not the hugest fan of the last two Radiohead albums, but the way they played those songs live, I was actually looking forward to hearing more new songs than old ones. It was so good.
I shat myself when the opening piano chords to Pyramid Song started. One of my favorite Radiohead songs off my favorite Radiohead album. Myxomatosis was especially heavy, as one could guess. There There and Paranoid Android were brilliant and chaotic. The brand new songs were all great, but I'm really fond of The Daily Mail. It's another piano-based song like Pyramid Song or Videotape. Awesome stuff.
I couldn't even tell you how amazing it would be if they played more stuff I would have liked to hear, but their performance tonight was absolutely stunning. In my top 10 performances for sure.
Opening band was called Other Lives. They were okay. They kind of reminded me of a jazzier version of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. But Radiohead was where it was at tonight.
Other Lives: 7/10
07/22 - Melt-Banana
07/26 - Forever Came Calling & Primitive Man
07/30 - Warped (?)
08/05 - Knockout Kid
08/07 - Fireworks (?)