“F*ck off, we’re tired of it,” famed Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke once famously yelled at fans that had been clamoring to hear “Creep” while performing in Montreal during a tour stop for their third album OK Computer. Released in 1992 and featured on their debut album Pablo Honey, “Creep” became inarguably the band’s biggest radio hit. Fans of Radiohead know that despite the popularity of the song, the band typically loathes to play it because they so hate to have their entire catalog of incredible music defined by one song.
Enter Jun Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER 2020/2021 autumn/winter collection “Creep Very” which became the scene for Thom Yorke’s brooding nine-minute remix of Radiohead’s famed opus. The surprising remix is an entirely different take on the Pablo Honey single. Yorke plays an acoustic guitar throughout, giving the song a more mellow feel than the anthemic electric guitar-laden sound of the original. This naturally allows Yorke’s distinct voice to shine as he sings slow, and sometimes intentionally off-beat, to set a chilling tone to what is already an obviously depressing song lyrically. The remix maintains the haunting crescendo of the original but fans will appreciate the divergent twist Yorke poses in this rendition.
Listen and enjoy the full nine-minute remix below.
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