Watch: Thom Yorke performs, debuts several new songs in Los Angeles

10.05.09 8 years ago

Reports are in from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s three-off solo shows in Los Angeles. Not only did he perform all the tracks from his 2006 solo album “The Eraser,” but he also performed some new and unknowns as well.

The band — which boasted Yorke’s weird new solo show lineup including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead’s own producer Nigel Godrich — played two shows Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum, as well as a “warm-up” gig at considerably tinier Echoplex on Friday.

There was “FeelingPulledApartByHorses” and “The Hollow Earth,” which the world has already heard, plus Radiohead B-sides “Paperbag Writer” and “Judge, Jury, & Executioner.”

According to Pitchfork, an unreleased Radiohead track “Super Collider” was played on Sunday, while a brand new solo track “Lotus Flower” was tackled on Friday. He also played previously unreleased songs “Open the Floodgates” and “Skirting on the Surface,” though the fan site ateaseweb has pointed out that these are actually older Radiohead songs that haven’t been played out before.

Surprisingly, it was Yorke who was unbuttoning his shirt and flashing the torso by the night’s end, according to Stereogum, and not Flea, who infamously sheds his clothes with, y’know, that other rock band.

Noticeably absent from the setlist is Yorke’s song written especially for the “Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack, “Hearing Damage,” unless of course “Lotus Flower” is code for that.

Watch the live videos from the shows below of some of the new tracks.

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