Ah, bringing out the oldies. We can’t discuss great Radiohead songs without mentioning “Creep.” Thom Yorke may be embarrassed by it, but “Creep,” twenty years later, still sounds distinctly Radiohead. Today, you’ll find the familiar guitar interplay of the Greenwood and O’Brien, the consistent simplicity of Selway’s metronome-like drumming, and Yorke crooning his heart out in the same way he always has. The lyrics might kind of suck, but who doesn’t know every word of it?
Man, this video is so ’90s.
Sure, it’s Radihead’s oldest single, but if the infamous teaser trailer for The Social Network is a good cultural indicator (which featured a choral cover of “Creep”), it might be the most resonant.