Big Boots

A Radiohead fan site

Alternative, live, acoustic, and altogether different versions of Radiohead songs

Do you think “Videotape’s” album version is a slog? Wish “Lift” had a bleepy synth intro? Does “Motion Picture Soundtrack” not depress you enough? Well this is the place for you! Based on prior art by an anonymous Reddit user, this page aims to be a reasonably comprehensive list of all the variant songs recorded by the band.

Variants of especial interest are highlighted in bold.

Pablo Honey

  1. You
  2. Creep
  3. How Do You
  4. Stop Whispering
  5. Thinking About You
  6. Anyone Can Play Guitar
  7. Ripcord
  8. Vegetable
  9. Prove Yourself
  10. I Can’t
  11. Lurgee
  12. Lurgee
  13. Blow Out


The Bends

  1. Planet Telex
  2. The Bends
  3. High and Dry
  4. Fake Plastic Trees
  5. Bones
  6. (Nice Dream)
  7. Just
  8. My Iron Lung
  9. Bullet Proof … I Wish I Was
  10. Black Star
  11. Sulk
  12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)


OK Computer

  1. Airbag
  2. Paranoid Android
  3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
  4. Exit Music (For a Film)
  5. Let Down
  6. Karma Police
  7. Fitter Happier
    • …What were you expecting?
  8. Electioneering
  9. Climbing up the Walls
  10. No Surprises
  11. Lucky
  12. The Tourist

B-sides + OKnotOK

Kid A

  1. Everything in Its Right Place
  2. Kid A
  3. The National Anthem
  4. How to Disappear Completely
  5. Treefingers
  6. Optimistic
  7. In Limbo
  8. Idioteque
  9. Morning Bell
  10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

B-sides + Kid A Mnesia


  1. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box
  2. Pyramid Song
  3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
    • The band have never played “Pulk/Pull” live, though it may interest you to know that it was made using samples from an unused variation of “True Love Waits”.
  4. You and Whose Army?
  5. I Might Be Wrong
  6. Knives Out
  7. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
    • See the entry under the section for Kid A.
  8. Dollars and Cents
  9. Hunting Bears
  10. Like Spinning Plates
  11. Life in a Glasshouse

Hail to the Thief

  1. 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)
  2. Sit down. Stand up. (Snakes & Ladders.)
  3. Sail to the Moon. (Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky.)
  4. Backdrifts. (Honeymoon Is Over.)
  5. Go to Sleep. (Little Man being Erased.)
  6. Where I End and You Begin. (The Sky Is Falling In.)
  7. We suck Young Blood. (Your Time Is Up.)
  8. The Gloaming. (Softly Open our Mouths in the Cold.)
  9. There there. (The Boney King of Nowhere.)
  10. I Will. (No man’s Land.)
  11. A Punchup at a Wedding. (No no no no no no no no.)
  12. Myxomatosis. (Judge, Jury, & Executioner.)
  13. Scatterbrain. (As Dead as Leaves.)
  14. A Wolf at the Door. (It Girl. Rag Doll.)

In Rainbows

  1. 15 Step
  2. Bodysnatchers
  3. Nude
  4. Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
  5. All I Need
  6. Faust Arp
  7. Reckoner
  8. House of Cards
  9. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
  10. Videotape

The King of Limbs

  1. Bloom
  2. Morning Mr Magpie
  3. Little by Little
  4. Feral
  5. Lotus Flower
  6. Codex
  7. Give up the Ghost
  8. Separator

A Moon Shaped Pool

  1. Burn the Witch
  2. Daydreaming
  3. Decks Dark
  4. Desert Island Disk
  5. Ful Stop
  6. Glass Eyes
  7. Identikit
  8. The Numbers
  9. Present Tense
  10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
  11. True Love Waits

Unreleased tracks