Radiohead on Jools

by Jonathan on May 28, 2003

Radiohead recorded for Later with Jools Holland last night at BBC TV Centre, Shepherds Bush. According to BBC people, the tickets were the most sort after ever.
The set was:
There There
Go To Sleep
2+2=5
Where I End And You Begin
Having gone through the whole show without glitch one of the floor managers was waiting for confirmation from the technical people ‘upstairs’ that the recording was OK. On eventually announcing that Radiohead would need to repeat ‘There There’, loud applause erupted from the audience.
The second performance of ‘There There’ seemed to have an extra energy (on being asked by production staff if there were any differences in the set up Thom said that his cheeks were much redder!). The live version has an awesome beat with Jonny and Ed both playing two drums (as well of course as Phil on the kit). Ed seemed delighted to have broken two drumsticks during the performance.
Phil was dressed very smart – looked like a brown pinstripe suit! Think Nigel Godrich was there too.
All in all the band seemed very relaxed and seemed to enjoy the other performances.
Other people on Jools were: Ibrahim Ferrer from Buena Vista Social Club, Zwan, Martina Topley-Bird, Pat Metheny and a duet of ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ (written by Nina Simone). Other people in the studio were Kelly MacDonald, Miranda Richardson, Steve Wright and Peter Saville.
Suffice to say, everyone seemed to have come to see Radiohead.
(thanks to Nigel for the review)



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