When we wrote last month about Jonathan Davis’s plan to perform “Creep” during Korn’s Unplugged taping, one of you proclaimed, “This is history in the making,” while another posited, “The only question in my mind is whether their butchering of ’Creep’ will be more or less hilarious than anything on Twisted Sister’s christmas album.” Watch and learn.

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  1. Mrs. Featherbottom  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    I won’t dignify that post with a response.

  2. james  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Shouldn’t you have a functional falsetto before trying to cover Thom?

  3. omg  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Wow…just wow

  4. jimm  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    while this is bad, freak on a leash is worse. No only do they take everything that was entertaining out of the song away, but pulling their heads away as they omit the word fuck is the worst thing i have ever seen…this is in no way an attempt at accusing Korn of selling out by not cursing, rather pointing out an iconic image of submission to MTV and looking completely ridiculous while their faces seem to convey that they think they still have cred and are being creative by omitting the curse word in that fashion….

    why did we like this shit? why are they still around? are Korn really considered elder statesmen of rock to the MTV crowd now? these are all questions i don’t want to answer

  5. My vagina just died. Thanks.

  6. Paul Plant  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    *shrugs*

    It was ok.

    But it’s not exactly a difficult song, so…

    I just wish people would leave that *turns head away from mic* song alone. Radiohead have done so much more than Creap. They’ve done so much better. Thom even says he hates that song. So why do people keep going back to it?

    The inclusion of it in that set seems to be a lame attempt at drawing attention to them. And oh look, it’s working.

    Best shut up now.

  7. Paul  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    *shrugs*

    It was ok.

    But it’s not exactly a difficult song, so…

    I just wish people would leave that *turns head away from mic* song alone. Radiohead have done so much more than Creap. They’ve done so much better. Thom even says he hates that song. So why do people keep going back to it?

    The inclusion of it in that set seems to be a lame attempt at drawing attention to them. And oh look, it’s working.

    Best shut up now.

  8. Sean  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Yeah, I was really surprised he went for the radio-friendly ‘so very special’. I mean, isn’t this Korn? Aren’t/weren’t they supposed to be ‘edgy’? I at least expected them to Korn-it-up and make it crappy that way instead of opting for the boring route they decided on. I kept waiting for Jonathan Davis’s bizarre vocal snorts.

  9. eric  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    as an avid radiohead fan i disagree w/ this on a number of levels, but let’s, for a second, dissect the performance…

    –Faux-cowboy shirt?
    –Masks?
    –Instruments beyond Korn’s scope?
    –Terrible strumming

    Please tell me this is not the next resurgence we’re heading for. Nu-New Wave is plenty for me to avoid. I don’t need nu-nu-metal too. oy.

  10. AlanKornFreak  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Fuck yeah KoRn is The Fuckin Shit…and to everyone who says they suck and sell out shut the fuck up cuz you would do the fuckin same…KoRn is just sooo great and they are expanding my horizons…KoRn Rulez.

  11. Adam  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Wait – someone actually liked Korn?

  12. Nathan  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Isn’t covering ‘Creep’ like masterbating to Pamela Anderson? Everyone has done, had a mess to clean up, and moved on the bigger and better things. Let’s see someone get some balls and try to cover ‘Idioteque.’ Actually…I take that back. Let’s just avoid covering Radiohead.

  13. This is horrible. But it reminds me of the coverville podcast a few months ago that consisted solely of Creep covers.

    http://www.coverville.com/archives/2006/12/coverville_272.html

    6 covers better than this one.

  14. rockstar supernova

  15. mattshu  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    I feel bad for them. Monkey or Wrench (whichever one is the guitar player) has no idea what to do with a guitar with the distortion levels under 11. Brutal guitar strumming. Even worse singing.

  16. annie onymous  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    dont blame the guys for wearing masks. i wouldnt want to be associated with that either.

  17. Aw come on, they didn’t even give it their own Korny metal twist, I expected more.

  18. robb  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    the title korn kover radiohead

    is hilarious it sounds like a cave man exclaming it with sheer joy.

  19. Matthew  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Porcelina, I don’t even have a vagina and my vagina just died.

  20. dajebus  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    this kinda proves my idea that the more distortion and octave pedals you hide behind, the less friends you had in high-school.

    remove them and your left with the sad lonely kid who’s house smelled weird.

    the Scala Choir’s cover is the only cover for me. teenage girls add so much to the songs, teenageyness…!

  21. Spencer  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Was that a Therimin I saw?

    All in all, the instrumention was pretty decent. The vocalization could have been better.

  22. Goon  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    its neither good nor horrible, any angry comments on here will be purely because Korn are easy picking for overly angry indie music fans.

    btw this isnt the first metal Radiohead cover i’ve heard, theres a cover of “the Bends” by Anthrax out there that did everything it could to try to sound exactly like the original.

  23. Goon  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    okay, so now the song here is done. they added nothing new to the song, it was completely pointless to do, but embarrassing? not at all. there was no reason to make this post at all other than for people to hurl insults at a band you dont like for doing something unexpected.

  24. Tony G  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    A bunch of record company tools, trying earn a little extra cocaine and heroin money.

  25. Horus  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    ha, they say half of everyone you know is below average. That may be true, but for someone to round that half up and let them post in this particular place on the internet…amazing.

  26. pablo  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    what masks?

  27. great guitar work.

  28. Jason  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Jonathan Davis = Dwight Schrute?

  29. Is there anything Counting Crows CAN’T do? Thos guys are amazing!

  30. jimm  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    it was a glass harmonica, not a theramin

  31. Frank  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    This performance is really the equivalent to a second rate high school variety show. I like the close up in the beginning showing the elaborate acoustic stylings that this song demands.

  32. casey  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    that man’s facial hair liscence should be revoked. his upper lip is spotty at best.

  33. annie onymous  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    to the people defending this:
    did you LISTEN to the vocals? did you hear the “i got my first guitar last week!” strumming? it was terrible.

  34. JR  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Ugh… This wasn’t even worth the 3 minutes of my life I wasted watching it just to make fun of it. This band is beyond worthless. Ugh…

  35. Jack  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    This isn’t as weird a cover as you’d think. Creep is a self-hating radio rock song from the 90s. Korn is a band that plays self-hating radio rock songs from the 90s.

    As for the cover, it was alright. I mean, they didn’t butcher it, but they didn’t do anything memoriable in any way.

    And the sloppy strumming? If this was an indie band playing, everyone would be praising how ‘raw’ the guitar playing was it sounded

  36. jimm  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    “And the sloppy strumming? If this was an indie band playing, everyone would be praising how ‘raw’ the guitar playing was it sounded”

    it’s not about genre, but exhibition of talent…so you’re pretty wrong there, plus nothing “was it sounds” good or bad because that’s not english

    i went there

  37. sommer  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    I need a shower.

  38. mike jones should cover idioteque. ICE AGE COMIN SOON!

  39. matt b  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    as bas as this is, there are some bad artists who’ve done a good job covering radiohead, for example john mayer – kid a. that’s the only song i like by him.

  40. zach  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    god damn korn suck balls

  41. rgr_moore  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    “Isn’t covering ‘Creep’ like masterbating to Pamela Anderson? Everyone has done, had a mess to clean up, and moved on the bigger and better things. Let’s see someone get some balls and try to cover ‘Idioteque.’ Actually…I take that back. Let’s just avoid covering Radiohead.”

    hahaha best comment ever

  42. Rodd  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Take away the guitars from the whitefolks NOW!

  43. PowderKeg  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    That sucks shit.

    Peace.

  44. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected it to be but it was far from good. I don’t get why a band like Korn would bother doing a song so different from their own sound and not add their own twist to it. It’s just really boring.

    But I agree that anyone that says “worst thing I ever heard” is just talking shit on Korn in general and not this particular song.

  45. dave  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    both groups should fuck off

  46. That is so bad. Can’t breathe. So… Bad.

  47. Radiohead flat out sucks (one of the most overrated, whiny-ass bands of all times). Korn also sucks, just because, well, they suck.

  48. red  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    this not only sucks,
    but it also blows.

    of the suck and blow becomes what?
    this, that’s what

  49. SuckyFucky  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    Korn have become a parody of themselves and they seem to be trying to hold on to whatever credibility they may have. Korn and Amy from Evanescence? Radiohead cover? They’ve got one good album that (that now feels dated) and they keep trying to reproduce that same sound that was popular how long ago? Tell them to give it up!!

  50. ensalada  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2007 0

    let’s be honest. the differences between korn and radiohead are not as great as radiohead fans would like to imagine. they are both pretty awful.

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