Thursday, June 19, 2008


As anyone who knows me in the slightest bit, I am a huge Radiohead fan. I am one of those who absolutely must have every single track ever released/recorded/covered. You can call me what you like, but ever since I got The Bends (I was ten), I've been hooked. Every album is a masterpiece in my opinion and if you disagree, well that's you're opinion and you might want to skip this post. We are all familiar with the pay-whatever-you-want/publicity stunt that they pulled with their latest release, and despite the reasons/outcomes of trying it, it is truly an incredible album (hint: if you don't have it get it, but who doesn't already have it?). in the meantime their old record label is trying to cash in by releasing a box set of all of their albums and a 2-disc greatest hits package, neither of the sales derived from these two monstrosities will ever reach Radiohead's pockets, may I add, and frankly in my opinion it's another example of corporate greed and how anyone will do anything to make a buck, artistic integrity or not. Don't get me wrong I'm not some sort of art-mongering zealot on a soapbox, but seriously, skip the greatest hits album. Besides as you'll see below, I've compiled a number of my favorite Radiohead tracks, along with some of their more rare tracks and B-sides, to give you a more comprehensive summation of their career thus far. So as you can probably guess, the following tracks are choice (but then again every Radiohead track is top-notch, but I didn't know how else to describe them), and if you don't already have all of these albums, go out and buy them, because seriously, what have you been waiting for?

from Pablo Honey:

Radiohead - Thinking About You
Radiohead - Vegetable
Radiohead - Lurgee

from The Bends:

Radiohead - High & Dry
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead - Just
Radiohead - Street Spirit

from Ok Computer:

Radiohead - Let Down
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead - The Tourist

from Kid A:

Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely
Radiohead - Optimistic
Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack

from Amnesiac:

Radiohead - Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box
Radiohead - You and Whose Army
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong

from Hail to the Theif:

Radiohead - 2+2=5
Radiohead - Sit Down, Stand Up
Radiohead - There There
Radiohead - Sail to the Moon

from I Might Be Wrong Live Recordings:

Radiohead - The National Album
Radiohead - Idioteque
Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates
Radiohead - True Love Waits

Some Rarities, B-Sides & Everything Else:

Radiohead - The Trickster
Radiohead - Talk Show Host
Radiohead - Kinetic
Radiohead - Follow Me Around
Radiohead - The Amazing Sound of Orgy
Radiohead - Pearly
Radiohead - Polyethylene (Parts 1&2)
Radiohead - Meeting In The Aisle
Radiohead - A Reminder

I hope everyone enjoys all that, and if you live on the East coast (like I do), check out the All Points West festival, Radiohead will be headlining Friday and Saturday (August 8th and 9th), and tickets are relatively inexpensive considering the talent they have lined up.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Teenagers in Tokyo

They're not teenagers nor are they from Tokyo, but the band hailing from Sydney, Australia who call themselves Teenagers in Tokyo are a lot of fun. They're keen sense of style don't hurt matters either, but that's hardly the issue. Whatever other folks are labeling this new band, (post-punk-electro-pop, perhaps?), they're seriously worth a listen, mainly because I said so, and since you and I both know that I have impecable taste in music, you can rest assured that you'll probably like them too. A little bit CSS, a little bit Interpol, they employ a sound that isn't necessarily unique, but fun nonetheless.

MP3: Teenagers in Tokyo - End It Tonight

Video: Very Vampyr

Monday, June 02, 2008

Stone Temple Pilots @ Mohegan Sun 5/26/07

So I finally got to see Stone Temple Pilots after eight years of wading through the terribly overrated mess that was Velvet Revolver. Stone Temple Pilots was one of the bands that I grew up with, ever since I first heard the entire album Purple when I was the tender age of eleven. Even as my musical tastes varied over the years, Stone Temple Pilots were always a fond part of my rotation, so it was great to see them come back together and perform. The energy and stage presence of the band was incredible, it was as if they hadn't spent a day apart (Scott Weiland, although an incredible performer, didn't look so great, however it did not affect his awesome performance). We had really good seats, however the last time I saw a show at Mohegan (Bob Dylan), they didn't allow the use of cameras, and although that policy didn't change for STP, it seemed as though there were a hell of a lot of people taking pictures, which I'm pissed about because I didn't bring mine. Anyway, it was a great show consisting of all of the classic tunes from their previous five albums, and let me just say that I am pretty pumped for their next release (you know it's coming). Anyway, after the show my buddies and I decided to wander around the casino for a bit to spend even more money, at which point we heard "Scott Weiland, your party is waiting for you at the lost and found desk...Scott Weiland..." over the loudspeaker, which was a pretty humorous cap to a truly fantastic show. I was able to find some video clips of the show (WARNING: not all are of the greatest quality), so check them out if you don't have the opportunity to see STP during their reunion tour.

Interstate Love Song:


Dead and Bloated (crappy quality, takes about a minute to get into it):

Wicked Garden: