Posted on May 31, 2022
Song of the Day: Creep
Today’s song is Creep by Radiohead.
My parent’s always dug this song. Happy that they had a penchant for Grunge (especially given the hatred of it by some parents at the time).
There was a melancholic angst to the entire era that really helped to expose me to some great music.
This track in particular was an excellent bridge to that kind of sound.
I want you to notice when I’m not around.
This one is an obsessive ballad. A bit neurotic, without being too on the nose. That guitar (and a bit of sharp noise) keeps it all in check.
You’ll notice the rock-solid pace that follows the progression. I’m a fan of the control on display, especially once it goes harder (after the build).
I think the thing about this song in particular is that it is Radiohead’s most-known track, but they HATE playing it.
Honestly, the issue with certain artists creating something ‘larger than them’ then being expected to perform it endlessly is quite heartbreaking.
Yeah, it’s a great track, but their other work is cool too.
Click here for the full YouTube playlist (of all of the song’s I’ve talked about).
I’ve talked about hundreds of them, so you’re bound to find something entertaining.