Creep, by Radiohead (my favorite songs)
Billkozy on 10/13/2016
|It's October, so I'm making Kerblunks featuring Halloween-themed songs. A music playlist of scary songs that I love.|
This song was Radiohead's debut single, and although it wasn't successful upon its initial release in 1992, it did become a worldwide hit when re-released in 1993. It was written by Radiohead's Thom Yorke, although because the song has a demonstrably similar chord progression and melody in some parts to The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe" (another favorite song of mine), co-writing credit has gone to Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood.
Upon that re-release in 1993, Yorke described the song this way: "I have a real problem being a man in the '90s… Any man with any sensitivity or conscience toward the opposite sex would have a problem. To actually assert yourself in a masculine way without looking like you're in a hard-rock band is a very difficult thing to do… It comes back to the music we write, which is not effeminate, but it's not brutal in its arrogance. It is one of the things I'm always trying: To assert a sexual persona and on the other hand trying desperately to negate it." He further described the song as being about being in love with someone, but not feeling self-confident: "There's the beautiful people and then there's the rest of us."
This Kerblunk features the lyrics from the re-recorded version due to an obscenity being used in the original version.
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