Radiohead Live On The Colbert Report – Setlist

Posted by The G on September 27, 2011 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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The Setlist for The Colbert Report with Radiohead

I am not a TV watcher so I’ve never seen the Colbert Report, but I had my first experience seeing it in person with special musical guests, and one of my favorite bands, Radiohead! Wow!  Lucky me.  Like most TV show tapings, there’s a lot of sitting around and waiting, but Stephen Colbert is a pro.  He is such a natural born talk show host.  He’s funny, has a sharp tongue and a quick wit.  The audience was treated to a special hour long episode where we got to see two interview segments and 6 songs in total!  The interview segments were very funny and Colbert caught the band off guard with some of the wacky things he asked.  The songs played were “The Daily Mail,” which has not been released yet, “The National Anthem,” and 4 tracks off their latest album “The King of Limbs” – “Good Morning Mr. Magpie,” “Little By Little,” “Codex” and “Bloom.”  To ensure the sound was right, the band played a couple minutes of each song during the commercial break before playing the songs in their entirety, so it was extremely cool watching the band rehearse in front of an audience.  Thom Yorke was in a great mood and he sounded flawless.  I’m sure for the non-TV watchers, you’ll find videos on the internet soon enough and I recommend you check them out if you like Radiohead.  You won’t be disappointed.  When the taping was over, I saw Thom Yorke leaving the building and I was able to get one of my favorite albums of all time signed – “In Rainbows.”  It will take me a long time to get over such an overall great experience.  Obviously you were not allowed to take pictures so I used restraint. However, I took a picture I posted the set list because I know die hard Radiohead fans might want to see it.  I blocked out any info for the upcoming episodes so I don’t spoil it for people that enjoy the element of surprise when they watch TV.  Thanks to @zaffi for the hookup!  Appreciate it brother!

In Rainbows

In Rainbows signed by Thom Yorke.

Phil Collins live at Roseland Ballroom in New York (2nd Night)

Posted by The G on June 24, 2010 under G Reviews | 4 Comments to Read

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Phil Collins!

Since it doesn’t look like Genesis will ever reform, I decided to see the singers of one of my favorite bands one at a time, starting in May with Peter Gabriel. On June 24, 2010, I finished up my “singers of Genesis collection” by seeing Phil Collins at Roseland Ballroom.  Aside from not wanting to reform the band, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel have another thing in common – their latest albums are cover songs.  Peter Gabriel’s “Scratch My Back” was released earlier this year and in September 2010, Phil Collins will release “Going Back,” a collection of Motown and Soul covers.

Scratch my back?

Phil Collins played the second of three intimate gigs at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on June 24, 2010 and the shows are being recorded for a DVD release later this year.  Aside from playing his version of The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love,” absent from the set were Collins’ solo or Genesis material.  Instead, Phil Collins and his band (which included The Funk Brothers) focused on playing Motown songs and soul covers and the crowd loved it!  The Funk Brothers played on a lot of the original versions of Motown songs that have become part of the venacular and the brothers sounded just as good in 2010 as they did 50 years ago!  You might also know the Funk Brothers from the great documentary about their lives, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.”

The Funk Brothers

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