Lately, Radiohead have been digging deep into their back catalog at live shows, playing songs that they haven’t bothered with in a long time. Last year at Madison Square Garden, they triggered a collective freakout when they played the beloved “Let Down” for the first time in a decade. At their Miami tour opener last week, it was the OK Computer deep cut “The Tourist” for the first time in eight years. And last night, as Pitchfork reports, they trotted out the Hail To The Thief track “Where I End And You Begin,” a song that had gone unplayed since 2008, at their show at Kansas City’s Sprint Center.
Our own resident Radiohead superfan Chris DeVille was at the show; he drove from Columbus to Kansas City for the occasion. His one-sentence review, sent this morning from a Missouri hotel room: “Maybe the best Radiohead show i’ve ever seen; the more rhythmic songs really hit it.” Also: “I will say that when they did ‘Identikit’ it felt like a Red Hot Chili Peppers song, but not necessarily in a bad way.” A full review is forthcoming. In the meantime, here are a couple of fan-made videos of them playing “Where I End And You Begin.”
And remember: In just a little more than one week, the Funky Radiohead Party hits Coachella.