Day 8: Creep

Pablo Honey (1993)

This song was the single from the first album. Radiohead was fresh-faced and new, and they hadn’t quite hit on their sound yet. This album isn’t bad, but it’s my least favorite. When this song hit, it hit big. It became the anthem for a large number of angsty British youth, and, as such, Radiohead became “The Creep Band”. Speculation abounded that they were one-hit wonders, which infuriated the band. As such, it was a big success for the band but also a tragedy. They over-came the “one-hit wonder” moniker, but they rarely play this song in concert anymore.

Notable lyric: I don’t care if it hurts, / I want to have control. / I want a perfect body, / I want a perfect soul.

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