Easily one of the best albums released so far this year, Portishead’s Third seamlessly melds hard, gritty tension with the sweetest of melodies. One song in particular–“The Rip”–is perhaps just a wee bit sweeter than the rest, and it’s certainly one of the most catchy tracks on the record. Catchy enough, it seems, to have become a favorite sound check tune for another British -head band, Radiohead.
Anyway, here’s an intimate video of Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood playing an acoustic version of “The Rip” in some living room or hotel, presumably somewhere on tour. Enjoy!