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5.0 out of 5 stars What a show, 26 Nov. 2005
This review is from: Live At The Astoria 27/5/94 [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I fondly remember watching this concert on video in my teens and the DVD release has brought the memories flooding back. It's an intimate gig in a small London venue just before Radiohead moved from being a one-hit wonder with 'Creep' to a huge global band with the album 'The Bends.' Filmed in 1994, all the songs performed are from the first two albums – there’s nothing from ‘OK Computer’, ‘Kid A’, ‘Amnesiac’ or ‘Hail to the Thief’. Much-loved classics from their second album are performed very passionately as the songs were fresh and new to the band back then. You can tell that the audience, who are hearing songs like ‘Just’ and ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ for the first time, are blown away. ‘Iron Lung’ is performed so well that the live recording goes straight onto the finished album. From the first album ‘Pablo Honey’, ‘Stop Whispering’ and ‘Creep’ are big standouts during the show. As expected, the crowd go crazy when ‘Creep’ is played and there’s a great moment during the third chorus of the song were a blonde Thom sings quietly ‘I wish I was special’ and some girl in the audience shouts back “You are!” All in all, this DVD is a terrific record of a band performing their most straight-forward rock songs with all their heart. These days Radiohead have distanced themselves from most of these songs, but even if they were play these songs again in 2005, they would simply be going through the motions and they would never be able to recapture the raw energy from this gig.
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