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Flashback: Lift

Okay, this is our last flashback of the day. In going with the mid 90s theme of never-released songs, we now look at the very popular live song, “Lift.” It was played regularly in 1996 on tour and is the only Radiohead song where Thom actually refers to himself by name in the lyrics. Well, that is until the song was reworked in 2002. This brings us back to those pre-OK Computer days where a lot of fans thought (and hoped) that it would be included on the album.

Here’s the original:

And the reworked version from 2002:

Which one do you prefer?


More from memory lane…. “Lift” and “I Promise”

Spotted by one of our members at Mortigi Tempo, a new video for “Lift” has emerged on YouTube. There’s no information about when and where this was filmed, but our guess is sometime in 1996 when the band were road-testing new material for OK Computer.

Also, from the same show, the super rare, very Roy Orbison-like, “I Promise.”

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The tour continues

After taking a break yesterday, Radiohead hit the stage once again earlier tonight in Oporto, Portugal. “Lift” was put back into the set, among some of the other new songs. Check out the setlist here.