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Listen: Radiohead perform The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy & Skirting On The Surface

Last night was a great night in Dallas for Radiohead fans. Radiohead had three new additions to the setlist on this tour.

Not only did Climbing Up The Walls debut on this tour, but the band premiered The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy live for the first time at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Skirting on the Surface was played first time by time by Radiohead as well. The latter was only played live by Thom solo. Here’s the full setlist.

Listen to The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy from last night.

… and Skirting On The Surface.


Thanks to Tiffany for taping these.

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  • Amazing, brilliant. King Of Limbs sounds really amazing live. The rhythmic qualities of the songs have been really beefed up live. I have relationships with Radiohead songs, and have loved and hated King of Limbs several times each since its release. Bloom is my least favorite on the album, and I thought that had been resolved and settled, but I think it was one of the best live. The songs as usual totally transform live. I have been needing to detach from the world, and the concert seemed cool and chilly to me. It was exactly what I needed. The girl next to me cried half of the concert, she totally connected with everything. Yet I had the opposite reaction, I disconnected from the world and my emotions and let the songs go through me. Reckoner made me weep on the In Rainbows tour, but here, for me, it was cool and funky. It is interesting over the course of their career, the songs I like best on the album are very often not the songs I like best in concert. Idioteque freaking destroyed the house. Paranoid Android was a bit mellowed out and slowed down, just like with Reckoner, and this altered the emotional impact of both. They were more groove oriented. The big sing along barnstormer in this set? Pyramid Song! Who would have imagined? That song makes me cry when I hear it, but here, the crowd really got into it and sang LOUD during the piano first part, and when the band kicked in, it really grooooved with a great swing to it. Putting it early in the set surrounded by the rhythmic interpretations of the new stuff brought out this amazing swing to it I never got before. Even the old war horse Karma Police just felt different. Weepy Girl next to me agreed these songs grooved. I wouldn’t say it was a kind of club groove that you could dance to. I didn’t really move to the music, I closed my eyes a lot and let the waves pass through me. Waves is a good term. It was like, you are on a beach and it’s a warm day, but there are cool breezes that bring constant waves, and the water has a little bit of a nip to it. Nothing uncomfortable. But as the wind changes, even if it is very slight change, the waves lap against you differently every few minutes, creating slightly different variations on the sensations you feel. There were lots of folks dancing for sure, but I was not in the mood to cut loose physically or emotionally. It is astonishing how everyone got what they needed and what they wanted out of the music, even if it was a slightly different need and want from person to person. There was an ephemeral quality to the waves and grooves and beats that allowed me to step back from the world and just exist for a few hours inside wonderful sounds. The stars of this tour are Colin and Phil. Johnny is a genius of course (they all are, arent they) but he did not drive the music, he surfed on the incredible bass work of his brother. As for the sound, for such rhythm oriented music, the bass and the drums sounded so good. Nothing muddy at all about the bass. The light show was psychedelic and very wave like. It is as if they found a way to visually capture frequencies that are not perceived by the eyes. The visuals were very subtle. At first glance, the video wall behind them could be considered a waste, with nothing but animated abstract screen saver type patterns. But the patterns definitely had an order to them. That’s another thing, Radiohead is so good at finding a way to pull beauty and order out of disorder and dischord. Here they pulled waves upon waves of polyrhytmic grooves from the ugly noises. Everything worked together on an almost subliminal, subconscious level. That’s probably why I was able to connect with the music and disconnect from myself, and the girl next to me connected deeply to the music deep within herself and cried half the show. And, the new new stuff that they have been working on, it’s amazing. Identikit got one of the biggest reactions of the night! It’s amazing and tantalizing to hear what might be their next direction. As usual, Radiohead is probably the best live band on the planet. Dallas, notorious for bad crowds, REALLY got into the latest album and the new stuff, and totally responded to the concert.

  • THe amazing is really nice but Skirting sounds like bossanova!! :)

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  • I recorded the show with the Tascam App on my IPhone. I would be happy to share, although it is not mastered and you get to hear me geekin and singing, so if ya’ll are ok with that (no hatin because it was spiritual for all of us : ) ) I would be more than happy to up load it! – J

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  • holy god… please please please play ‘the amazing sounds of orgy’ in seattle!!!!!

  • I’m Looking For Anyone With Audio Or Video OF Climbing Up The Walls, By Far The Best Version I’ve Ever Heard. Any Help Is Appreciated.

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