Radiohead play 'OK Computer' highlights at tiny gig

'In Rainbows' also gets a thorough airing at BBC show

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Radiohead played a second intimate gig in London, this time for Radio 2, tonight (April 1), drawing mainly from their albums 'In Rainbows' and 'OK Computer'.

In front of just 300 competition winners in the BBC Radio Theatre of Broadcasting House, the Oxford band began the set with a raw version of 'Bodysnatchers' around 9pm.

They followed up with two slower tracks from 2007's 'In Rainbows', including new single 'Nude', before performing the opening track to 'OK Computer', 'Airbag'.

Thom Yorke and co also performed 'The Tourist' and 'Lucky' from the 1997 album widely seen as their magnum opus.

Fairly quiet throughout the set, Yorke commented, "it's been a very long day", before the group played 'House Of Cards', which drew the biggest cheer of the night.

The group ended with 'Everything In Its Right Place', after a false start where Yorke, playing electric piano, seemed to rush the intro, before saying: "Start that again!"

As previously reported, Radiohead played a similarly small gig for 6Music this afternoon, during which they sung the praises of their 'Kid A' album including 'Morning Bell', and 'Optimistic' in the set.

This evening Radiohead played:

'Bodysnatchers'
'All I Need'
'Nude'
'Airbag'
'Reckoner'
'The Tourist'
'House Of Cards'
'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi'
'Lucky'
'Everything In Its Right Place'


The set is now available to listen to again on bbc.co.uk/radio2.

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