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About GreenLanta

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    fluorescent luna moth
  • Birthday April 2

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    Music, Art, Literature, Chocolate - that's about all there is to life, right?
  • Favorite Radiohead Song
    That's like asking me to choose a favourite child...
  • Favorite Radiohead Album
    At the mo: TKOL, HttT and Amnesiac...
  • Other bands you like
    The Beatles, R.E.M., the White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd, Powderfinger, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cure, Nirvana, U2, Dissociatives, The Presets, Silverchair, Pixies, the Virgin Prunes, Augie March, Angus & Julia Stone...
    Solo Yorke, Bowie, Sufjan Stevens, Marc Almond, Nick Drake, Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, Mozart, Debussy...
  1. On first listen the album sounded a little "tinny" and insubstantial, but I remember thinking the same when I first heard both The Eraser and Amok and fortunately I turned out to be wrong each time. In the grand tradition of any Yorke-penned release most of the songs on TMB work their way under the skin after a few listens - and Thom's vocals are SO soulful here! Having said that, the melodies do tend to meander and are less structured than anything on the two aforementioned albums. I guess if I could liken TMB to any of Thom's earlier work it'd be Ingenue (but with an ethereal, Supercollider-ish vibe) and rhythms reminiscent of some TKOL and Amok era tracks.
  2. Not at all. At least, I might've thought you cracked in the head if I hadn't had a similar dream-state experience recently. I was listening to music through earphones when I fell asleep and dreamed of a giant, deity-like Thom Yorke who lifted me up and shared some words of wisdom with me. When I awoke, Lotus Flower was playing.
  3. Dear God, each time I think I've settled on a favourite another song gets stuck in my head. Unless is currently my standout anti-fave (though I do love its midsection) while Dropped somehow broke away and shot right up near the top.
  4. Hey, that's what I said in post above yours. Good to know I'm not just hearing things
  5. I have to say I totally disagree with your statement, at least as it pertains to Thom Yorke. Having just seen Radiohead at their Brisbane gig last week, I can honestly say that Thom's vocals veritably shone on the slower songs - and especially on those featuring a great deal of falsetto/head voice (such as Reckoner, Nude, and yes, even Lotus Flower for once.) Separator and YAWA were also fabulous! On the other hand, his vocals were much more 'iffy' when using his lower register, or on harder/rockier/faster songs (such as 15 Step, Myxo, Airbag, Idioteque etc.) Mind you, I thought he pulled off a pretty decent version of PA at our gig. Long story short, can see the OP's point ie: Thom's live voice tends to be rather inconsistent in quality these days... NOT that I gave a crap while actually watching the band in concert, as Thom's energy and enthusiasm, the band's level of musicianship, and the light show more than made up for any slight lack of vocal prowess there may have been on a couple of songs.
  6. Sadly, the Rihanna duet comes close to being the highlight of that abysmal album.
  7. ^ Although I saw them in Brissie, your experience almost exactly mirrors my own... right down to the "slightly but not too hipsterish" crowd, confiscated bottle-caps and seats directly behind the floor area. I also concur about the light show, which hit its most spectacular during Paranoid Android. All in all, a pretty good night eh? ^ We were in allocated seating, however security at Brisbane's Boondal Entertainment Centre had no problem with me taking my camera into the venue, and (as it was raining quite heavily) there were umbrellas everywhere too. Weirdly, the only problem they had was with the caps on the bottled water, as mentioned above (bottle allowed, but no caps) ^ Playing it cool? I ask, because I cannot grasp how the Sydney(?) gig could've been only a "meh" experience when Brissie was SO freaking fantastic. The light show/visuals alone were worth the price of admission. ^ I am simultaneously very happy for you AND beyond envious! One of my American RH-loving pals had hinted it'd be worth my while to wait around afterwards, but as I was hundreds of miles from home and the weather was bad, I caved into my hubby's wish to leave directly after the show. Oh well, we're getting too old and silly in the head for that kind of malarky anyway. *sobs*
  8. That's ALL you guys have to say?? We demand details!
  9. As you should be. Can't wait to hear your take
  10. I did thanks, Girl In Rainbows... it was the most excited I've been about a live gig since I was a teenager! (and believe me, that was a long, long time ago) ;P Yeah you're right, if memory serves, it WAS during Ideoteque that Thom yelled at Jonny, haha. But it didn't seem to phase him - those two have a wonderful working relationship And yes, Smiley Ed looked very relaxed and comfortable up there Now I just want to do it all over again... oh well, maybe in another 8 years
  11. After years of waiting... I finally saw Radiohead live!!!... at Brisbane Entertainment Centre gig on Friday Nov 9. The band exceeded all my expectations - but the crowd was a bit of a puzzle, I have to admit. I wasn't sure if their utter stillness signified rapt adoration with the genius we collectively call "Radiohead" or some sort of disappointment/disconnection with a set-list comprised mostly of TKOL/post-OKC material. Sure, the band got a rousing response at the end of each song, but during the actual performances themselves there was a distinct lack of cheering and waving, or singing along. Moreover, those in the stands almost unanimously chose to remain seated throughout. NOT what I was expecting, I must say. Truthfully, it made me feel a little ashamed of my old hometown... I wanted to yell: "Wake up to yourself, Bris-Vegas! For most of you this will be a once in a lifetime experience!" - except they probably would've actually heard me over their stunned silence. Now, onto the concert itself: Musically and visually, the band's performance was intense, explosive AND emotional. Vocally, Thom was in fine form... pulling off sublime versions of Nude, Reckoner, GUTG and Separator. His voice held out during Lotus Flower, Street Spirit and Paranoid Android, but its ragged edge showed itself on those songs which luckily can handle such treatment, such as MMM, Myxo, Airbag and Idioteque. There wasn't a lot of banter between songs, but Thom seemed in a jovial mood, giggling and dancing like a manic leprechaun, as is his wont. He launched into a "Mockney" accent on occasion and joked around with some people at the front who were passing around a bottle of vodka (Thom: "Oh, you guyths!") At one point he swore - seemingly at Jonny (shock, horror!) - when some sound effect or other wasn't audible, but regathered his good humour and brought the final encore home in blistering style. The rhythm section was amazing! <3 The two drummers (at one point, FOUR drummers) worked together fantastically well in a live setting. Colin's bass practically acted as a surrogate heart pump during a couple of songs... Feral in particular. Jonny was Jonny - what else can I say? Besides his obvious musical indispensability, he provided a fair deal of visual drama with his ubiquitous hunch-backed hair-tossing and unique guitar strumming technique. But Ed was The Man, in my opinion. Really, Ed comes into his own in a live setting I think. He really seems to enjoy being in front of a crowd. He added the usual atmospherics... he crooned... he flailed his arms like a 1930's torch singer... and he was the last to leave the stage when the show was done.
  12. @ *Aisfle* Haven't yet listened to this cover yet - but I also subscribe to Micah's channel and love his original stuff. Incidentally, his name has come up in this forum a few times before.
  13. I didn't say they HAD complained... I was basically saying that (even if there IS some similarity between the two works) Led Zeppelin would be hypocritical/foolish if they tried to sue Radiohead since Zep themselves have copped countless - often largely founded - allegations of plagiarism and actual lawsuits by other artists.
  14. ^ This. Excellent reasoning btw. ^ For similar reasons I may also choose Street Spirit or There There.
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