Radiohead open with ‘Creep’ at Reading Festival 2009

Thom Yorke and co wrap up this year's event with a surprise

Radiohead shocked fans by opening with ‘Creep’ as they headlined the final night (August 30) of the 2009 Reading Festival.

Taking to the event’s Main Stage, frontman Thom Yorke casually wandered up to his mic, simply greeting the crowd with “Wassup!” – mimicking an old beer commerical – before launching into their 1992.

The set later included recently download ‘These Are My Twisted Words’, which they also played at the Leeds Festival yesterday (August 29).


Radiohead also played the likes of ‘Just’, ‘Karma Police’ and ‘Idioteque’, alongside several songs from last album ‘In Rainbows’, including ‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’ and ’15 Step’.

Before playing ‘Bodysnatchers’, Yorke informed the audience that bassist Colin Greenwood was having technical difficulties.

Colin‘s bass pedal just went chuuk,” he said, mimicking a guitar pedal blowing up.

However, the band continued for the remainder of their set without problems, though Yorke kept the chat to a minimal level between songs.

The band ended their set with a blistering version of their 1997 anthem ‘Paranoid Android’, followed by an effect-laden ‘Everything In Its Right Place’.

Radiohead played:


‘The National Anthem’
’15 Step’
‘There There’
‘All I Need’
‘The Gloaming’
‘Climbing Up The Walls’
‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’
‘Karma Police’
‘Weird Fishes/Arpeggi’
‘Exit Music (For A Film)’
‘You And Whose Army?’
‘These Are My Twisted Words’
‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’
‘Paranoid Android’
‘Everything In Its Right Place’

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