When people find out that I love murder ballads they inevitably comment on how nervous that must make my wife. She doesn’t seem too concerned, mostly she just rolls her eyes at me. What most folks don’t know is that one of Mrs. Freak’s favorite songs is that classic ode to unhealthy obsession, “Creep.” And I’m a little worried about that.
As you’re reading this my family is enjoying a short vacation in Florida that Mrs. Freak won from a radio station. Since she was nice enough to invite me along instead of some random cabana boy, I figured the least I could do would be to feature one of her favorite songs on this week’s post.
The Recliners “Creep” (Radiohead)
These guys specialize in lounge covers of rock songs. They’re every bit as funny as Richard Cheese without having to try quite as hard. The vibes are understated and tasteful.
The Senti-Mentals “Creep” (Radiohead)
This big sweeping version sounds like something from the TV show Glee.
Celtika “Creep” (Radiohead)
If I didn’t know better I’d think that this was Iron Maiden. But it’s just a Venezuelan metal band.
Echostream “Creep” (Radiohead)
There’s something about this song that I find unsettling. The singer really brings out the self-loathing that the song is built upon.
Pearl Jam “Creep” (Radiohead)
I understand that sometimes bands play songs live that they like but might not know all the words to. It’s one of the great things about going to hear live music. But nobody on this recording seems to have any clue about the lyrics and they don’t seem to care either. Still it’s interesting to listen to.
This song is tagged as being by Pearl Jam but I wonder if it was recorded at an Eddie Vedder solo show. I don’t know Pearl Jam well enough to know for sure.