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Finding this a massive chore to sit through so I'm gonna turn it off now
It's fucking AMAZING. Cheers simon, I had forgotten about this being on. Awesome. Shame it's not the whole set mind.
Makes me feel pretty old now.
...due to my idiot friends stood by the Other Stage watching Kula Shaker!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christ, I wish I was in a band about ten years earlier.
asked my parents to set the video to record it.
I excitedly ran downstairs in the morning to watch it and instead was greeted with most of Rain Man, which had been showing on the other channel.
Took me a few minutes to tell the difference, mind.
it does remind you how amazing they were live when they were a reasonably 'straight forward' rock act. shame it's not the full set but hey.
in '03 they were bloody awful. there should be a rule about bands going back to a headlien slot on the main stage, it never works (pulp being the worst example).
They weren't awful at Glasto in 2003. They were amazing.
THERE I SAID IT.
this is the bit where i say 'each to their own'.
Here it be in all its glory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNPD0Fuan-k
so so so so good
there there is such a good opener
Lucky as an opener!? It just drags on and on.
Having seen them open a gig with Airbag a few years ago I don't know why they'd have chosen anything different back then.
Thanks a lot.
My Iron Lung like they used to....
Thom doesn't usually show a strong passion for older work. The only 90s tracks he seems to give a real shit about in more modern performances are things like True Love Waits and Fake Plastic Trees.
but planet telex from that gig is truly something else.
that and (nice dream) are my faves and both are missing.
It was really good but I could tell they were having a hard time with lots of technical difficulties which definitely affected the performance from my point of view.
I think this performance gets talked up because they 'saved glastonbury' that year - it was a horrendously muddy year, lots of organisational problems and then Radioheads had their own technical problems but they came through in the end which gives the gig a slightly heroic edge.
nynex in manchester in 1997 on this tour , and ive seen them several times since over the years but the band did seem at its live peak around this time as far as im concerned. quality gig just a shame its not the full show as someone else said above
just that they were barely hitting their stride by 1997. I also think 2003 was better than 1997 and what I saw of the Reading performance a couple of years ago was even better
they're just one of those bands that a lot of the people that go really love and (CLICHE ALERT) Glastonbury is just so magical, the majority of people are so lovely and happy and everyone sings along, you feel so united with all these people you've never met. Thom and Jonny's set was incredible this year and I'm crossing my fingers that I get a ticket and they play next year.
planet telex and climbing up the walls sounded really good
but they were also really tight live during the big top tour for kid a / amnesiac. went to 3 shows on that tour and none disappointed.
*funnest to watch/listen to.
they all seemed really pissed off and all the songs sounded kinda the same. luckily they only got better from then on.
i hadent heard radiohead before that day, was good though. I saw deftones that year there too if i remember and smashing pumpkins
If you were at this performance, having only been with OK Computer for a couple of weeks, it would have blown your socks off.
I was at 2003 and it was a fragmented set, old songs played with apologetic embarrassment. But then again, i'm not a HTTT fan at all.
13 years on its very easy to appreciate the progression, but i still would have killed to have been an 18 year old in 1997 with a fresh copy of OK Computer, seeing them on tour.
Definitely agree that Lucky does not work early in a set.
The light shows are always much better now.
Reading 2009 is superb.
Fake Plastic Trees should always be in festival sets.