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Radio 1 Zane Lowe
Biography

Mon-Thu 19.00-21.00

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Radiohead on Jan 17

Find out more about what happened when Radiohead stood in for Zane Lowe in January.
br> 6 Music's secret gig review



Check out more photos in the Zane's on Holiday gallery

Radiohead's choice of tunes included Burial, Sonic Youth, Happy Mondays, Carl Craig and M.I.A. Check out the full tracklisting


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Keen Radiohead fan, Radio 1 website guru Matt was in the studio commentating via Twitter:

  • 18:58 - Hi. This is Matt off of the Radio 1 website. 2 minutes until the show goes live. Thom and Ed ready to go, chatting to Annie Mac.
  • 19:03 - MIA opens the show. Thom is feeling this track and looking over his notes for the rest of the show. Almost ready for the opening link.
  • 19:05 - Thom is playing the air drums to The Bug - Poison Dart.
  • 19:09 - We're off. Thom and Ed do their first link in a mixture of accents. They introduce Kings of Leon as the best band in the world. High praise.
  • 19:11 - Charmer sounds great and earns comparison to The Pixies. Ed promises Sonic Youth to come.
  • 19:15 - Ed reminds Thom that maybe they should mention who they are. In case anyone is on the M5 listening!
  • 19:16 - Thom: 'Burial should be on Radio 1 all the time.'
  • 19:16 - The team in the Live Lounge is impressed Ed has dropped in Zane's catchphrase 'on board'!
  • 19:22 - Reading texts out. 'My Dad saw you in Oxford the other day Thom'.
  • 19:22 - Thom introduces Modeselektor: 'Turn up the bass!'.
  • 19:25 - Thom is definitely the more animated whilst the songs are playing. Ed is just sipping on some water, playing it cool.
  • 19:27 - Reading out some more texts. 'Thom and Ed I love you!'. 'Please leave Zane a playlist as his shows are never this good!' Ouch.
  • 19:28 - Ed explains why they had to move their secret gig last night from Rough Trade to 93 Feet East. In a word, police.
  • 19:29 - Ed explains last night was the first club gig they have done in two years. Thom apparently doesn't remember any of this stuff.
  • 19:35 - Thom is standing up to do the links now. Ready to play their hottest record in the world. They're going to have one each, to avoid a fight.
  • 19:36 - Thom chooses Burial - Archangel as his hottest record and suggests it should be on the Radio 1 playlist. Again! :)
  • 19:40 - Thom puts a jumper on, Ed takes a jumper off. Their body temperatures are obviously not synched up!
  • 19:43 - Thom disagrees with Hadouken! that Burial is the first coffee table dub step record and sings the praises of the album. 'The sound of now'.
  • 19:44 - A lesson in dub step from Thom Yorke. Class dismissed!
  • 19:46 - Ed reveals he used to go to the Hacienda in 88/89 when Thom visited him at Manchester Uni. Cue Sugar Bear - 'Don't Scandalize Mine'.
  • 19:47 - Thom is up and dancing to Sugar Bear!
  • 19:50 - Thom name checks some of the chatroom crew. Some strange names.
  • 19:53 - Ed: 'This is one of the greatest bands of the last century.' Happy Mondays - Wrote For Luck. Tune.
  • 20:09 - Thom reads out a text from a listener enjoying the show whilst doing the ironing. They're getting into the texts. In fact 'on board' some would say.
  • 20:12 - I've been in the studio to take photos. Ed and Thom seem to be loving it, discussing the records with Annie, Thom dancing away.
  • 20:15 - Thom introduces the next song, the name that can't be mentioned. Holy...fill in the blank.
  • 20:21 - Thom and Ed fight over how many pedals they should have and reveal there's some guitar envy within the band.
  • 20:24 - Jorge Ben - Umba-bara-uma gets things funky. Great selection from Ed.
  • 20:25 - Annie Mac: 'I want a cocktail'. That's what Jorge Ben does to you.
  • 20:27 - Zane has called in to the show, he's listening live from New Zealand.
  • 20:28 - Ed and Thom are not sure whether to call the rest of the band. Thom, 'lets play some music, that's what the people are getting off on!'
  • 20:29 - A text comes in asking if they like Detroit techno. Course they do, and they've got some to play. Carl Craig - Demented (Laurent Garnier edit)
  • 20:34 - They call up Phil and Jonny for a conference call to check if they have a rehearsal next week. They have been watching tonight on the webcam!
  • 20:35 - Ed asks Phil and Jonny if they'd like to say hello to anyone on national radio and it turns into a bit of a request slot.
  • 20:39 - Loads of texts about pet names. Lots of cats called Colin. And rats. All this over the sound of Tomas Anderson - Happy Happy.
  • 20:47 - More pet names on the text. At last we have some pets called Phil. Next track is Iron and Wine - The Devil Never Sleeps.
  • 20:50 - Thom and Ed are asked on the text to provide a quote for someone's dissertation on pornography. No comment!
  • 20:55 - Only a few minutes left before the end of the show. Tom is still dancing two hours in.
  • 20:56 - Thom on Konono No.1 - 'like rave with bits of tin!'
  • 20:57 - Last track of the night, Grizzly Bear - He Hit Me. Thom and Ed want to come back and do it all again. Watch out Zane, they're after your show!

Throughout the show, the Radio 1 audience were chatting in a live chatroom, and at the end of the show they rated Radiohead on their choice of tunes, and the standard of presentation. These were the final averaged scores:

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