Sets in Montreal have been pretty legendary in the past, so I have high hopes for these shows.
Junun will open at 7:30pm
The Tourist, GUTG, 2+2=5, All I Need, Videotape, No Surprises, Spectre
02 Desert Island Disk
03 Ful Stop
05 Kid A
06 All I Need
08 No Suprises
09 Separator (!)
11 Everything In It's Right Place
12 Lotus Flower
13 The Numbers
14 Exit Music (For A Film)
15 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
19 House Of Cards (!)
20 The Present Tense
22 The Tourist
23 Give Up The Ghost (!!!)
24 Let Down
25 Karma Police
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Radiohead is unstoppable. Every night, they go out and put on an amazing show, and they seem to be having a blast doing so. With so many fan favorites already being resurrected for this leg of the tour, can we expect to see any more surprises? We can only hope! Tune in tonight as Thom, Jonny, Colin, Ed, Phil, and Clive take the stage in Montreal for night 2!
[OPENER] (Junun will likely go on around 7:30PM ET)
[SETLIST] (Radiohead will likely go on around 8:35PM EDT)
Okay I know I’m preaching to the choir here, and maybe AMSP is discussed more, there just aren’t many Radiohead fans where I live. But I just listened to A Moon Shaped Pool and then OK Computer in their entirety and I can’t fully express how brilliant the two records are. Not a dull moment in either. A Moon Shaped Pool is such a brilliant and emotive record it deserves to be compared with the greats. The Orchestral moments in Present Tense and The Numbers are just orgasmic. The world doesn’t deserve Radiohead I swear.
"Every time I buy a Radiohead album, I have a moment where I say to myself, "Maybe this is the one that will suck." But it never does. I wonder if it's even possible for them to be bad on record.
It belittles Radiohead to describe their music as having "hooks." Their music talks to you, in a real way. It can take you down a quiet street before it drops a beautiful musical bomb on you. It can build to where you think the whole thing will crumble beneath its own weight -- and then Thom Yorke will sing some melody that just cuts your heart out of your chest. There's a point on the album Kid A where I start feeling claustrophobic, stuck in a barbed-wire jungle -- and then I suddenly fall out and I'm sitting by a pool with birds singing. Radiohead can do all of these things in a moment, and it drives me fucking crazy.
My reaction to Radiohead isn't as simple as jealousy. Jealousy just burns; Radiohead infuriate me. But if it were only that, I wouldn't go back and listen to those records again and again. Listening to Radiohead makes me feel like I'm a Salieri to their Mozart. Yorke's lyrics make me want to give up. I could never in my wildest dreams find something as beautiful as they find for a single song -- let alone album after album. And every time, they raise their finger to the press and the critics and say, "Nothing we do is for you!" They followed their most critically acclaimed record, OK Computer, with their most radical change, Kid A. It's not that they're indifferent: It's that the strength of character in their music is beyond their control.
Seeing them perform makes me even angrier. No matter how much they let go in their shows, they never lose their clarity. There's no point where Jonny Greenwood or Ed O'Brien will suddenly look up and say, "Where the fuck are we?" There are no train wrecks in Radiohead; every album and performance is wrenching. God, these guys have suffered, or they can fake it like nobody else. "
... and I finally trained myself to hear the breakdown section at 3:10 right... That guitar has always always threw off my groove. It always makes me hear the snare on the off beat instead of 2, 4, and 6. After much practice counting along in my head I finally am able to hear the full song on the right beat all the way through.
My question is is there anyone that listened to the song and found no problem hearing it the right way and have absolutely no fucking clue what I'm talking about?
This is definitely their most challenging song for me to grasp rhythmically. And I've been a drummer for 10+ years. Just want to hear other people's thoughts on the track.
Not that I think it’s the best Radiohead song. Well, it’s certainly up there. But more so that I think it’s the easiest to love the first time you hear it.
It’s the one Radiohead song that I’ve had undisputed success in showing friends and getting a genuinely positive reaction. Everything about it is so welcoming and beautiful, from the guitar to the glockenspiel to Thom’s vocal.
Come to think of it, I’ll go ahead and make the same claim for Weird Fishes/Arpeggi while I’m here