Flashback Friday: Radiohead "Creep"
It’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since Parlophone Records released Radiohead’s debut single, “Creep,” back in 1992 but, even more incredible is the fact that, at first, people didn’t realize how amazing this band would become.
“Creep” failed to chart even though it was heralded by critics but it finally gained some recognition and became a worldwide hit after the group released their Pablo Honey several months later. Part of the song’s problem was that they first referred to it as their “Scott Walker song” because the track reminded them of one of their musical idols. Unfortunately, people misunderstood and thought the song was a cover of one of Walker’s songs.
When it was discovered that the song was, in fact, an original, it was released as a limited single but it performed poorly and was even blacklisted by BBC Radio 1 because they felt the track was “too depressing.”
Radiohead gradually gained acceptance and were even dubbed the “British Nirvana.” Pablo Honey peaked at #22 in the United Kingdom and was certified platinum.
It’s Friday so sit back and enjoy the video for the song that started it all…
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