Radiohead was awesome, this thread is nonsense
Radiohead was awesome, this thread is nonsense
Stevie Wonder, Jurassic 5!!, Magnetic Man, Pogo, Tycho, Tears for Fears 2013
Street Scene 07,08,09
Rock the Bells 07
Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Got to Get You into My Life
Let Me Roll It
The Long and Winding Road
I'm counting four Beatles songs in the first 11 (plus Jet which is one of his best solo songs). So a little less than half were well known songs from his back catalog. Compared to what from Radiohead - I think just Karma Police just after the first hour.
Not to mention Paul continued his set with, among others
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
I've Got a Feeling
A Day in the Life
Give Peace a Chance
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
But you wouldn't know anything about that, since you left after Blackbird. I'm sure to watch some dirge in the Sahara tent.
Yeah, Got to Get You Into My Life is one of my favorite Beatles songs, and more than forgave any first hour b.s. in my book.
Whine whine whine––––––––––––– It twas fun and you know it!
"You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper."
-The Grim Reaper
Yeah the crowd on the webstream looked like they were having a blast. On codeine. After their puppy died.
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
— Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
<--- only have the 1st 4 radiohead albums, so i didn't know what to expect but their pretty amazing, kinda just textural sounds like jazz, i dug it. Thom Yorke kinda explained not playing just the hits during the set, he said something like,'We keep making new music because we are not dead but in fact very much alive'
04' 05' 07' 08' 09' 10' 11' 12' 13'
Metric, Of Monsters, Local Natives, Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, Stone Roses, Foals, Tegan and Sara or How to Destroy 2 Bears, Violent Femmes, Portugal, Hot Chip, Spiritualized, Simian Mobile or Postal, Moby, New Order, Sigur Ros DIIV, Oh Sees, Grimes, Paul K, Oakey, Vampire Weekend, Pretty LIghts, OMD, WU, RHCP, Dead Can Dance
Tycho| Coachella 2013| Austin Psych Fest| Psycho de Mayo| Tame Impala| Black Rebel Motorcycle Club| Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers| David Byrne & St Vincent| Capitol Hill Block Party| Godspeed You! Black Emperor| Godspeed You! Black Emperor| Devotchka| The National| FYF Fest
Now, I'm not fan and I did watch from home — but I watched with a friend who is really into Radiohead and even she admitted she found the set boring and underwhelming.
They maybe played one song that I thought was cool (some noisier, uptempo jam) and they played "Idioteque," which is the only Radiohead song I like.
I dunno. Having never seen a Radiohead performance (in person or on TV/Computer) it wasn't what I was expecting at all. Will probably go elsewhere this weekend. Snooze.
I was eavesdropping on people's conversations after the set and heard almost only praise for the set, the only notable exception was a girl who was very mad that they didn't play House Of Cards.
And, what do people think of when they think of 'the hits'? Creep/High And Dry/Fake Plastic Trees/Karma Police are the only four gigantic ones I can think of, and they gave us one of those. On top of that, they did Idioteque, Everything In Its Right Place, Weird Fishes, and Pyramid Song, all of which are big crowd pleasers.
I don't understand this thread. I haven't seen the performance, but I think the setlist looks great.
I wasn't there and I didn't watch, so I decided to read the set lists after seeing this hissy fit.
What the hell are you guys whining about? They played songs from every LP but Pablo Honey (thankfully) and hit a couple EPs too. Moreover, they only played four songs from KOL (which is a fine record all the same). Am I reading the right set list?
This is going to be my first Coachella, but I'm really worried about everyone I'm going to meet at this festival. Every time I read these message boards I'm struck by all the whiners and jerks. Hopefully you guys aren't representative.
The only song I feel like they neglected was National Anthem - because it's a great festival song and really gets folks ramped up. I loved the KoL arrangements, and thought it was a very danceable set.
I agree with the earlier post that said they should do a classics tour at some point in the future - like QotSA or Primus or whoever else has been doing complete album tours recently. I doubt they will - but there was some reason they wrote those songs, and it's fun to revisit old material in a limited way. They'd probably enjoy it more than they'll admit, and the fans would have nothing to complain about on future tours.
You wanna see bands play their greatest hits, then just go and see The Beach Boys or Cheap Trick or a matter of fact any fucking band that reunites 20 years later. I saw Radiohead in San Jose and they were awesome. I danced my ass off, even though I was the only one in my entire section doing so. It's the crowds these days that suck. Everyone's so fucking self-conscious about being "uncool". Fuck, if anyone wants to get crazy watching Radiohead hit me up.
So a band has to play hits and can never play new material? Interesting.
FYI, for those of you who are talking about the necessity of finding a difference between festival sets and solo concerts: Note that most headliners are booked when they release new music and are currently on tour for said new music. Coincidence? No. They are most likely going to keep a somewhat similar set to what they are already touring with. The only time you can really expect a "hits" set is if an artist is booked without any new material to promote (namely reunions).
Which was my point. I acknowledged that Paul eventually played a great half-set but most of the start was really, really bad. Because he was, much like Radiohead, playing new and/or poor material.
I know many people love both sets but it doesnt make sense to claim either artist front loaded or even balanced their sets with hits/popular material.
Leaving Saturday I tried to get the herd going on a Karma Police singalong and people were not having it - so I started chanting Wake Up and everyone was like Oooo ooooo Oooo Oooo Oooo Oooo.
I totally respect that people have their own opinion on the set, but what I don't get is why people have to bitch about it. Nobody really cares what your opinion is and it's not gonna change anybody's view.
I was happy with radiohead's set. probably one of the better ones of the weekend. The sound was great and and the visuals were awesome. Everyone around me was really into the music. No talking.
^yes that's another thing that made it great. Everyone around me was very respectful, minimal talking.
Yes! People were paying attention and were quiet!
That was nice. I really enjoyed their set.