Friday, October 07, 2011

Radiohead - Live From the Basement 2011 [The King of Limbs]

Radiohead - Live From the Basement 2011 by andybe29

The King of Limbs
(Live from the Basement)

This puts the album to shame. Except for the commercials. The commercials shame all of us. But if you’re clever, or have fancy friends, you’ll download it. Just guessing.

It was a good album, don't get me wrong. But seriously, this is a much better interpretation of what it could have been. The two extra songs, "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase" do a lot, but playing it live does even more.

1. Bloom

2. The Daily Mail

3. Feral

4. Little By Little

5. Codex

6. Seperator

7. Lotus Flower

8. Staircase

9. Morning Mr. Magpie

10. Give Up the Ghost


At 10/08/2011 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree this live stuff easily beats the studio album. I had a hard time getting into King of Limbs. Hearing this helps. But I keep going back to the one before this, In Rainbows. Very similar, but generally I just like the songs better, they stick with me more. I should give King of Limbs another chance.

Chris D.

At 10/08/2011 6:41 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

This album is much better than The Flaming Lips's Embryonic from last year, but it shares in common with it the fact that one has to monkey with it.

What I mean is that the two extra tracks here from this set are necessary, as are the other two tracks that came out over the summer. Put those four on it, and maybe take "Feral" off (or not), and you have an excellent album.

But really, that's a bit of work. Not to mention that if you do this, you're going to have to also mess with the levels a bit, as these extra tracks are walled to a lower volume (or whatever they say when something isn't as loud as everythign else).

At 10/10/2011 1:58 PM, Blogger Delia Psyche said...

Speaking of live, recently I saw that 2007 documentary Joy Division, and the live footage is electrifying. I think a lot of it is available on youtube; nevertheless, this documentary is riveting. It's like The Filth and the Fury in that it really takes you to the time and place it all happened. You feel like a yob smoking a fag in a scruffy Manchester pub in the late 70s. Ever since, when I've worked on a poem, I've felt like Ian Curtis pulling words out of a box.


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