Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The new Radiohead guide

Yowza! Heaps of new Radiohead songs have been popping up all over the web as live versions. What's a fan to do? To help you keep track of it all, here is a list of the new song titles (so far) and some sites where you can find them:

Bangers 'n Mash (MyselfMyself, Torture Garden)
Open Pick (Torture Garden, MyselfMyself)
15 Step (Torture Garden, MyselfMyself)
4 Minute Warning (MyselfMyself)
House of Cards (MyselfMyself)
Spooks (MyselfMyself)
Bodysnatchers (MyselfMyself)
Arpeggi (MyselfMyself)

Complete Copenhagen (May 6/2006) set:
San Diego Serenade (also includes "Nude")

Acoustic versions of:
Arpeggi, Bodysnatchers, and Cymbal Rush
(I am fuel you are friends, MyselfMyself, The Rawking Refuses To Stop)

Almost all of these: A Reminder


As far as I know, the song "Reckoner" (AKA "Pulled Apart By Horses") is also still a candidate for the new album. It's a bit of a loose, raucous number in the vein of "Electioneering" or "2+2=5." I'm not positive how old this recording is (probably about 3 or 4 years), but Thom Yorke recently played an acoustic version of the song at a benefit. The chorus seems to have changed slightly, but it's still very recognizable.

[mp3] Radiohead - Reckoner (live)


Since Radiohead has a history of trying out songs live before they release them, numerous gems from the late 90s are still floating around, looking for an album to call home. "Nude" already appears to have been resurrected, but here are two more songs that I really hope get a proper recording some day. Both are from the OK Computer era and "Big Boots" was once rumored to appear on the soundtrack to that miserable Avengers movie. Again, I'm not positive how old this version is, since it went through so many incarnations.

[mp3] Radiohead - Lift (live 2002)
[mp3] Radiohead - Big Boots (aka Man o' War) (live)

* Thanks to thesparkthatbled for the "Lift" recording.
* Check out Radiohead's blog: Dead Air Space

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What a great site you have!

I appreciate the Radiohead primer, as it's beginning to appear that the closest I will come seeing them in the foreseeable future is through the video links you posted and possibly the South Park episode in which they appear.