I Might Be Wrong…

imightbewrong.jpgAt the time of The Eraser’s release I was in the middle of two months of travel, and could not be bothered, so i just ignored it. And truthfully, based on the description and the handful of reviews I glanced at, it just did not seem all that interesting.

Cut to last month: a friend, while visiting, left a copy with me urging I check it out. I did, and while it’s definitely better than I expected, it—for the most part—just made me want to reach for my old Radiohead records. And that’s never a bad thing.

It’s easy to wax forever on Radiohead, but the short version is I have been revisiting the Amnesiac and the live I Might Be Wrong recordings a bit lately (thanks Eraser), and am finding myself getting as swept up in them as I was five years ago. I Might Be Wrong, in particular, has a hold on my ears at the moment. Perhaps it’s a reminder of having not seen the band live in some time. Anyhow, I have always loved the treatment given to the albums first two tracks, “The National Anthem,” and “I Might Be Wrong.” The live energy only adds to the general paranoid, fucked, vibe.

MP3: Radiohead :: The National Anthem (live)
MP3: Radiohead :: I Might Be Wrong (live)

Video: Radiohead :: No Surprises

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5 thoughts on “I Might Be Wrong…

  1. I was surprised to see you propping this, but glad you did.

    I’ve thought a few times how it would have been pretty easy for me to miss Radiohead altogether — the first couple of records didn’t impress me and the hype around them when OK Computer came out was a little much to bear. But I agree, that live EP really shows how fucking original a band (really! a *band*!) they are.


  2. and don’t forget about the beautiful album/concert closer, ‘true love waits’… just thom and his guitar singing as honestly as he ever has.

  3. So weird to see this post today, because I’ve just spent the weekend listening to nothing but live Radiohead (I put their ’97 Glastonbury show, the supposed “best gig ever,” up on my blog this morning). This is probably my favorite period of the band’s live output, too, because it drew from The Bends and OK Computer but also from the Kid A and Amnesiac material, which I love just as much, and which I think has been unfairly maligned in some circles. Some of the shows recorded on the 2000 tour are every bit as good as that Glastonbury set that everyone fawns over.

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