The band - who made their network television debut on Late Night and were O'Brien's first-ever musical guest in 1993 - has recorded an exclusive live performance from their critically acclaimed and record-industry-paradigm-shifting release In Rainbows to air on O'Brien's contribution to NBC's "Green Week" of environmentally conscious programming.
Recorded live in London, Radiohead's performance of "House of Cards," represents an ongoing effort by the socially conscious band to act in the greenest manner possible. By opting to record this exclusive performance rather than fly over for a one-off appearance, the band - as frontman Thom Yorke notes in the introduction to their performance - avoided leaving a carbon footprint equivalent to driving one's car for a solid year.
Other guests on Late Night's "Green" show are a bit more literal - "Robot Chicken" creator and actor Seth GREEN and "Today" show travel editor Peter GREENberg.
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hell yea house of cards kicks ass...
Love this song, I wonder if they were consciously influenced by My Mourning Jacket on this track, it definitely has the vibe of one of their songs,especially in the vocals and delivery.
they're just to cool for school
Conan should rock out with them! haha
im glad they are playin on conan rather than letterman or even leno at that fact... says somethin
i can hear everyone start to shit their pants
No one likes RadioHead?? GanJa exactly what planet do you live on? Last I heard, RadioHead is one of the few bands to successfully transcend all genres, remain independent, and stay true to their mission of producing incredible music for our enjoyment and not their wallets.
Zzzzzzz.....again with these guys. Boring.
Liberals for Michael Savage > How often are you going to change your screen name?
I came... I saw... I fell asleep.
These guys still only have two good albums...OK Computer and The Bends.
Sickness... love it!
was I just listening to U2??
i'm still not over the fact that they're playing a festival in SF instead of the greek. although the lineup is solid, i need some straight radiohead, no chaser.
haha that was just awful.
Radiohead was never my cup of tea anyways. Get those bloody wankas off the stage!
But seriously, lull me to sleep much?
I would never say this about any other band...But I honestly think a person require a certain something to get Radiohead. Something like...elevated emotional intelligence. You gotta be kidding me if you think that performance wasn't at the very least respectable. You already surmise this, but this performance blew my mind.
I would love to see an IQ or EQ test of a group of random Radiohead fans vs. a bunch of random bumpkins like, say, Tehsay above. Some young college student in psychology (who quite likely loves Radiohead): prove me wrong. I've found the Radiohead test to be a great measuring stick of just how much a person "gets it." One one end of the spectrum: the ethereal weirdo dressed in all black dude who is a slave to Radiohead...He gets it, maybe a little too much. One other end of the spectrum: frat monkey morons, untztards, and other people who can't seem to devote more than 60 seconds of focused attention to anything other than flashing lights and loud explosions. Talk about boring.
In short: smart people get, if not adore, radiohead. Idiots typically can't stand them...Harsh accusation? Hell yeah. Accurate? You tell me.
I'm hoping for lots of thumbs down here, folks. Hook a brotha up.
no need for thumbs down. youre just totally, entirely, spectacularly wrong. and misguided. i have not the slightest clue what an Untztard is but i'm assuming you will call me that for finding radiohead monotonous, incapable of writing a hook, not terribly skilled at their instruments and little more than an easily palatable british group that stepped into a world devoid of rock n roll (other than Cheese) and was elevated to godlike status by the herd and by their admittedly clever though extremely destructive business model and marketing plan.
after reading your post a couple of times to ensure that it really was as ridiculous as i had initially thought, i can only conclude that you successfully debunked your own theory. "elevated emotional intelligence?"=pretentious asshole.
what a joke jhvalley. IQ or EQ? Music? What a joke. haha
Did anyone happen to see Conan's whole show last night? that guy eating the lollipops on his fingers was sooo ridiculous! i'm still laughing about it. oh and radiohead is amazing just for the record!
surmise? ethereal? Lol... 60 seconds or less (probably depends on your connection) and witty sounds good to me! haha
First off thanks for posting this jambase......secondly this music is transcendental and very mellow exactly what you need when trying to meditate examine your inner thoughts and really try to connect with everything around you in this pea pod of a universe....I dunno if it has anything to do with education i would go more along the lines of realizing the overall picture how minuscule our time here on earth really is but at the same time how long it has taken to reach this beautiful perception that we call life
oh and in my opinion hooks are the whores of lyrics.......yet you still manage to say radiohead is repetitive kinda contradictory in its own right
SCIRGR84EVS summed it all up perfectly.
there are always bands that people either "get" or they don't, and Radiohead is one of them. As previously stated, they're all average musicians who honestly can't write a decent song (imo oviously) and came into the scene at just the right time.
As far as the untztard, hahha well that's just stupid. I love me a hetty beat what of it. My musical tastes span a wide area so don't be so quick to throw out hasty generalizations mr pretentious asshole. Is it lonely up on your pedestal??
haha. i'm trying really hard, honestly, my best, to not piss while I'm meditating on my transcendental outlook on my miniscule time on this "planet" that I apparently have a choice to live on as opposed to uh, life, and shit. First of all, I know what the "average" numnber of music, it's actually 43. S all the 65's are shit out of luck and need to rent a Jarmusch. But not on a Monday.
Thom needs a smoke. Jerry needs a Merit...love and hate between fools live on.
Thom York has smoked he was hit by lighting more than you'll ever experience
I apologize for the above comment it is indeed false I wrote it while i was pissing on my smoke
I prefer the pre-In Rainbows version of House of Cards. Can't wait for West Palm Beach and Tampa baby. Only a week or so away!
"they're all average musicians who honestly can't write a decent song (imo oviously) and came into the scene at just the right time."
you may not believe this but Radiohead was actually around before Bonnaroo '06. "average musicians who cant write a decent song"..have you ever actually listened to OK Computer or Kid A?
Radiohead owns. C'mon, how many bands put their new album on the internet for free download?
They are masters of their craft. Go see them live.
Radiohead is an average band, with average musicianship & average songs. SOrry to break it to ya. I like em, but they are not the best thing since the Beatles.
Who said they were the best thing since the beatles?
It was more of a "sliced bread" type usage. I could have said Zeppelin, Floyd, Phish, Menudo, ect. ect.
I've never really understood the hype over Radiohead. I've listened to the majority of their albums attempting to understand what everyone's so excited about, and I have to admit none of their stuff has really seemed that epic to me. To each his own though, I guess.
there's nothing really to "get" about radiohead's music - it's influenced by rock, alternative, electronic, jazz, and indie music.. it's beautifully made, has amazing lyrics, good structures, great experimentation, intelligent danceability, and fucking gorgeous layers. i'm not sure what more you could want out of music. i like a good jam as much as the next guy but any true music lover should at least be able to appreciate radiohead.
nicely put moejoerising i couldn't have put it any better
Radiohead is making music for the ages, I'd put Yorke on par with Robert Smith, both are uniquely British artiste's. Could'nt imagine either bloke going big solo, but as bands, they both pretty much define their seperate, but in many ways equal, genres.
agreed mr moejoerising!