A live Radiohead free download recording from 1995 has surfaced and is available in return for your email address.
Hey, there’s no such thing as FREE anymore, but an email address is a small price to pay for a quality live recording of a heritage act right before the peak of their powers.
The folks over at NoiseTrade and Paste Magazine have made this download possible. Before the download, they are asking for donations to Amnesty International, however, it’s not required to donate to receive the Radiohead free download.
The show is a performance from 1995 in New York City at a club called Tramps. Radiohead would play songs from their legendary 2nd album ‘The Bends’.
Those attending Radiohead shows over the past decade who have longed to sing along to ‘Creep’ will not be disappointed as that song is present at this live show, so sing along with Thom until your heart’s content.
Here’s the details. Happy Downloading!
PASTE.COM Presents: Radiohead Live at Tramps June 1, 1995
Recorded at New York City’s Tramps just three months after the release of their second album, The Bends, this exclusive concert sees Radiohead beginning to push the sonic envelope. Still two years prior to the group’s international breakthrough OK Computer, the performance captures a more straighforward Radiohead, the very moment the band was beginning to not only break ground in America, but singer and songwriter Thom Yorke was finding the more cryptic and expressive voice that would become the hallmark of the bands later releases. As such, this high-quality recording is a demonstration of Radiohead at their full rock & roll powers.
Over the course of this performance, Radiohead leans heavily on songs from The Bends, performing the album nearly in its entirety, including all five singles, with five additional numbers, all from the band’s debut album Pablo Honey (including “Creep”). Despite the emotional weight of the material, the band often find high and exalted moments, typified by the final encore performance of “Street Spirit.” Here Yorke ruminates about his own feelings of insignificance over Jonny Greenwood’s ringing guitar arpeggios, bringing the performance to an ecstatic close with the final lyric, “…immerse your soul in love.”
01 The Bends
03 Anyone Can Play Guitar
05 High And Dry
06 Black Star
07 Prove Yourself
09 Fake Plastic Trees
10 Planet Telex
12 My Iron Lung
13 Encore Applause
14 Thinking About You
16 Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was
18 Street Spirit