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Thursday, June 27 2013 10:51

FREE DOWNLOAD: RADIOHEAD - "Live At Tramps NYC 1995" (Full Concert!)

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Now this is the RADIOHEAD that I enjoy. I'm well-aware that my opinion of current RADIOHEAD is an unpopular one - that the band stopped rocking after THE BENDS and started going down a rabbit hole of blips and blorps that didn't interest me, all while convincing audiences that what they're doing is just "amaaaaaaaazing" (I HATE when people use that word in such an extended form). In fact, OK Computer was not just an album title, but an actual quote: what the band said to their P.C. upon recording all subsequent albums. But my opinion on the current state of RADIOHEAD is not important when it comes to this... LIVE AT TRAMPS JUNE 1, 1995. It's a full live album available as a FREE DOWNLOAD courtesy of Noisetrade and Paste Magazine. Get a taste below...

While the album is 100% Free, listeners are encouraged to leave "a tip" that will be donated to Amnesty International. 

PASTE.COM Presents: Radiohead Live at Tramps June 1, 1995

radioheadcoverABOUT THE ALBUM: 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."

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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