Conan O’Brien sound-checked for the kick-off date of his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour” with a stumbling, cockney version of Radiohead’s “Creep.” The tour began in Eugene, Oregon, and both he and his sound-checking audience are in good spirits during his “Creep” attempt:
Pretty bad! He wasn’t mocking Thom Yorke though, because O’Brien is — or at least was — a big fan of Radiohead, the first band to perform on his show. From the vault:
Some things to note here: Yorke and O’Brien’s hairstyles were on opposite ends of crazy and normal (respectively). They must have met somewhere in the middle, sometime in the late ’90s. Yorke’s gotten more expressive, but a lot less melodramatic in his live performances. And this was also Radiohead’s US network TV debut, if memory serves. It would be great if Yorke and Co. (whether that Co. is Radiohead or Atoms For Peace) could perform for his first TBS show.
EDIT: Here’s Spoon doing “I Summon You” at the Eugene show: