Travel Back in Time with Radiohead and Watch a 1994 Gig from the London Astoria on YouTube 5/28


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There was a time, before Radiohead embraced its experimental leanings head-on, when Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and their band mates were a fledgling English rock band.

On Thursday, May 28, the band will continue its recent series of archival uploads with a trip back through time 26 years. In May 1994, Radiohead played a concert at the Astoria in London. At that point, the band only had released one full-length record — its debut, Pablo Honey, which featured the breakout single, “Creep,” so this is truly a trip back through the archives.

An additional wrinkle that makes this performance, which was released on DVD in 2005, truly special: The Astoria closed its doors in 2009 and was later demolished.

The set list from this early gig at the Astoria featured a wealth of material from those early days of the band, so don’t miss the stream (or replay) if that’s your preferred version of Radiohead:

You
Bones
Ripcord
Black Star
Creep
The Bends
My Iron Lung
Prove Yourself
Maquiladora
Vegetable
Fake Plastic Trees
Just
Stop Whispering
Anyone Can Play Guitar

Encore:
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Pop Is Dead
Blow Out

The stream will go up on the Radiohead YouTube page on Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET/10 p.m. BST, when it will be available below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjQZd8p-eBM

Recent weeks have seen several trips to the archives from Radiohead, the most recent being a 2001 Live from the Basement performance, circa The King of Limbs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI5YMDioDBY

Other archival uploads included the 2016 Summer Sonic Festival:

Live at Bonnaroo 2006:

And the band’s headlining slot at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in 2012:

This is all an ongoing project from Radiohead announced in early April as a means of unearthing especially key live performances from the band’s history as a means of keeping fans entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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