Glee

In its two decades of existence, “Creep,” the anthem of disconnect that introduced Radiohead to the world, has endured all manner of covers. Prince sang it at Coachella, Korn sang it on MTV Unplugged, you probably sang it when Rock Band 3 included it, and I can vividly remember an entire mob of eighth graders attempting the big falsetto finish when the song was having its radio-dominating moment. But “Creep” might just now be in its silliest iteration, as two of the leads from Fox’s high-school musical Glee have used the song to express their deepest feelings, or whatever. Below, watch Lea Michele and Dean Geyer wailing the song on last night’s episode; bonus points for actually running during the “run, run, ruuuun” finale.


(via SPIN)

Ooh! Do “Like Spinning Plates” next!

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Comments (31)
  1. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

  2. My ears, eyes (and heart…) are bleeding!

  3. You guys don’t have to listen to it. But for the millions of kids that watch this it will probably be their first point of contact with Radiohead. I’m sure some of them will go on to listen to more Radiohead. This is good.

  4. Glee? You are posting Glee? Maybe I should stop coming to this site for actual music news.

  5. Am I just being a little too sensitive about the whole Jonathan Coulton thing here? This sure does seem to be another cover of a cover, this time of Carrie Manolakos: http://gawker.com/eargasm/

  6. How about let’s not.

  7. Their attempt at the pre-chorus guitar crunch was pretty weak.

  8. That live version where he changes the lyrics to “I want a perfect body, so I can look good next to you” is pretty fun.

    As for the Glee version, not sure the song matches the video? Maybe that’s not the point of the show?

  9. I’m gonna go listen to the new Kurt Vile track again to wash my ears out of that atrocity. <>

  10. At least they left in Johnny’s Chu-chunks. Th echoing of ‘I’m a creep’ was pretty awful though.

  11. NO WHY PLEASE NO, EVEN THO PABLO IS TRASH THIS IS AN ENDURING ANTHEM NOOOOOOOOOO GLEE IS DEVIL SPAWN GURRRRR AHHHHHHHH IM CRYING. :’((((((((

  12. its comforting to know that Radiohead hasnt given a shit about “Creep” for over a decade otherwise there would be a twitter war a transpirin’

  13. Why on Earth would Radiohead allow this? (not that i’ve ever seen glee or watched the above clip.)

    If Kings of Leon had enough integrity to prevent Glee from using them, you’d think Radiohead would.

    • I’d guess just like that ‘Radiohead Greatest Hits’ album, it was all sorted by EMI, who I thought manage the rights to Radiohead’s first six albums and their EPs, without requirement to consult the band (beyond distributing the royalties).

      I remember reading somewhere around the release of In Rainbows (the first non-EMI release) that the band had signed themselves to a really tough contract, maybe this is a further symptom?

      • wow that’s really sad if true. i thought even the worst contracts still allowed the band enough control over their publishing to prevent stuff like this.

  14. I think I’m gonna be sick! :(

  15. I got as far as “you float like a feeeeeeathuuuuuaeeeuururrrrrrrrrrrr” and then I pooped

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