Saturday, August 30, 2008

Radiohead Played Outside Lands

Last week, we tempted you with a pic of Radiohead at Outside Lands, and indeed, we did have an up close and personal view of the gig. To say the crowd was massive would be an understatement, as it was most certainly the most packed day of the festival. Radiohead is a difficult band to review live, simply because their live show is so often spot-on amazing. They manage to take all the sonics that you would think are studio trickery and absolutely transform them into a live epic.

That being said, we can tell you that the Outside Lands set certainly deserves to be given a place of honor in the Radiohead legacy. For one, the band played a fantastic setlist combining a variety of old and new material. For another, the light show was completely appropriate for the large scale venue, and delivered a real sense of the concert, even to those way in the back. However, more than anything, the band simply delivered an awesome set. Despite some audio dropouts with the PA, the band maintained the utmost professionalism, and delivered the crowd a killer set of fantastic rock music. We likey.

As an added bonus, our friends over at Stranger Dance have posted soundboard quality mp3s of the show. Do we even need to tell you that it's worth the download?