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20 Insanely Great Radiohead Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Revisit key deep cuts, B-sides and live-only gems that could end up on group’s ninth LP

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Radiohead are up to something. It's been five years since the band released The King of Limbs, but with the arrival of headlining dates at summer festivals abroad such as Primavera and Lollapalooza Berlin, the unused Bond theme "Spectre" and reports that Radiohead established a new LLC — a likely precursor to a new LP — it's clear that Thom Yorke and company could drop their much anticipated ninth album at any moment.

Before it arrives, however, Rolling Stone dove into the lesser-explored crevices of the band's discography — deep album tracks, B-sides, compilation and soundtrack songs, and fan-favorite live cuts that have never seen official release — to compile a list of key obscurities. From "Follow Me Around" and "Fog" to "Worrywort" and "Lift," here are 20 great Radiohead songs only hardcore fans know.

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“Identikit” (2012)

"Identikit" was one of three still-unreleased songs — along with "Cut a Hole" and "Ful Stop" — that Radiohead debuted during their tour in support of The King of Limbs, with the band performing the track nearly three dozen times over the course of their trek.

The twisty, hypnotic cut, one of the funkiest tracks in the band's catalog, boasts guitarist Ed O'Brien's most prominent vocal work, which stays in perfect sync with Yorke throughout the knotty verses that lead into the chaotic chorus.

"Identikit" was also one of the two tracks that Radiohead laid down at Jack White's Third Man Records prior to their 2012 headlining performance at Bonnaroo. However, the band was reportedly unhappy with the finished product, and "Identikit" remains a TKOL tour relic barring inclusion on the upcoming Radiohead LP. D.K.

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