From the universe of self-involved artistes comes this bit of good news:
Radiohead actually played “Creep” during their concert in Paris this evening
The band dusts off their chart-topping single for first performance in nearly a decade
All this makes tonight’s setlist in Paris a really big deal, because Radiohead actuallyperformed “Creep”.
“This is for the funny guy shouting ‘Creep’ in the back,” Yorke said prior to the performance. “Only to shock you.” That’s an understatement.
In addition to “Creep”, Radiohead performed “True Love Waits” for the first time since the release of A Moon Shaped Pool, and delivered the tour debuts of “No Surprises” and “Pyramid Song”….
Nice of them, isn’t it, to actually play what the fans who’ve made them rich actually want to hear?
Radiohead has produced quite a few listenable songs — “No Surprises,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” “High and Dry,” and so forth — but the one song that made them so effing special that we stopped to listen to the other songs they produced was “Creep.” It was the one that reached out and grabbed us, and pulled us in.
And so we’re willing to listen when Spotify offers us such recent recordings as “Burn the Witch” and “Daydreaming,” even though they’re more like Muzak than they are like the songs we love.
Fortunately, after “Burn the Witch,” Spotify offers “Creep,” which wakes our senses back up…