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Radiohead Concert Review, March 6, 2012, Austin City Limits

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I’ll go ahead and put it out there that I will never be accused of being a Radiohead fan.  After last night’s performance at the Austin City Limits taping, I’m still not a fan.

When Creep hit the airwaves in 1992/3, I really liked it.  I also like the song Paranoid Android.  Beyond those 2 songs, I’m relatively unfamiliar with their stuff.

I actually tried to get tickets to their performance at the Frank Erwin Center but it sold out quickly.  Just a few weeks ago I was presented with the opportunity to see them at their taping for the tv show Austin City Limits.  I jumped at the chance to see them in a smaller setting.

Weird going to a show and not knowing anyone but the people I was with and a security guy.

It was truly determined for me last night that they are a band that I don’t mind listening too, mainly as background music, but I’d never want to see them live again. 

The performance was solid, even if a bit laid back because it was for tv.  They messed one song up halfway through, stopped and restarted it.  The magic of tv.  Of course I didn’t hear them do Creep and it appears that they haven’t played it live since 2009.  It was a very relaxing show.  Combine that with the great food from Lambert’s, the margaritas and good folks Mike, Mark and Allies, and I was set up just right for the night. 

If I had to give a criticism, it would be that I don’t like seeing bands who don’t really rock trying to rock out.  Haha.  Also, the double drummer thing always annoys me.  Especially when both are practically doing the same thing.  I did, however, enjoy seeing some of them being multi-instrumental.

It is also important to note how influential Radiohead is on a lot of the newer droning hipster and indie bands around today.

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Written by The Metal Files

March 7, 2012 at 10:12 am