" is a song by the English alternative rock
. Radiohead released "Creep" as their debut single in 1992, and it later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey
(1993). During its initial release, "Creep" was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit. Attendees of Radiohead's early gigs often exhibited little interest in the band's other songs, causing the band to react against "Creep" and play it less often during the mid-to-late 1990s. In 1998, halfway through their OK Computer
tour, the band dropped the song from set lists altogether. "Creep" was not played live again until 2001, but it has since reappeared several times on the band's live sets.
Background and recording
According to Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood
, Thom Yorke
wrote "Creep" while studying at Exeter University
in the late 1980s.Marzorati, Gerald. "". The New York Times
. 1 October 2000. Retrieved on 28 July 2008. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood
said the song was inspired by a girl that Yorke had followed around who showed up unexpectedly during a show by the band.Kempf, Christi. "The Radiohead Vision Creeps Onto Airwaves". Chicago Sun-Times
. 7 June 1993.
In 1992 during rehearsal sessions with producers Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie, Radiohead spontaneously performed... Read More