In this blog, we try to emphasize new music. We often discuss artists that appear all of the sudden and change the direction in music. We try to focus our attention on those that shape things and provide a different perspective on sound, lyrics and new ideas. Radiohead has done exactly all this for decades and everything released by them brings up the level for everybody else. Without hesitation I’d say the band remains as the greatest of our era and perhaps of all times.
Radiohead played at the majestic Susquehanna Bank Center located on the Delaware River (Jersey side) on a cool though beautiful night on Wednesday June 13, 2012. This was the third time I’ve seen them live, my wife’s fourth (so proud!)… As expected, just like the two of us, the crowd remained engaged throughout the close-to-2 hour show and could barely keep up with the energy of the band led by Thom Yorke.
The selected playlist although based on their latest “The King of Limbs” focused significantly on “In Rainbows” and included also multiple songs from previous albums (OK Computer, Kid A, Hail to the Thief). Before their second encore, Yorke announced that night represented their last show in the US “for a while”. The band then proceeded to close the night with “House of Cards” (In Rainbows), “Reckoner” (In Rainbows) and “Everything In Its Right Place” (Kid A).
Hard to predict what Radiohead will do next. One thing I know, along with me a lot of people will be waiting for it…
I leave you with the set-list for the night and their flawless performance of “King of Limbs” as it appeared in “From the Basement” .
Radiohead – June 13, 2012
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Morning Mr. Magpie
Like Spinning Plates
Little By Little
Give Up The Ghost
I Might Be Wrong
House of Cards
Everything In Its Right Place
Radiohead - King of Limbs - From the basement