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Cover Wars: Creep by Radiohead

“Creep” was the debut single for British alt-rock band Radiohead, from their first album Pablo Honey. The song was released in 1992 but did not do well in the initial release. Upon re-release in 1993, “Creep” became an international hit, earning the band an NME Award for Best Single.

The story behind the song alleges that Thom Yorke wrote “Creep” while studying at Exeter University in the late 1980s. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood said that the song was inspired by a girl that Yorke had followed around who showed up unexpectedly during a show by the band.

“Creep” has been covered by many major artists, including Prince, Korn, and most recently Eric Bass of Shinedown during their live performances. Here are some new artists who have taken on this iconic tune:

Postmodern Jukebox: 

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Voting ends on Friday, September 30 at 10/9c pm.

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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