Thursday, August 07, 2008

I'm not ashamed to admit that Radiohead's "Creep" is something of a tongue-in-cheek personal anthem. Imagine my astonishment to discover this haunting cover version:

60 Belgian Women Sing Radiohead's 'Creep' - Scala & Kolacny Broters

Now, this is a fine example of a cover bringing a new dynamic to a well established song. There's nothing quite like the sound of multiple voices stacked together (in a more freewheeling light, see also: Arcade Fire live). I'm not 100% behind the straight piano accompaniment, but on the other hand, it does feel like a slight stylistic nod to the ballad-y version of 'Like Spinning Plates' off 2001s I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings. Either way, the track's slow build manages to become more and more atmospheric as it progresses.

(Via Aberrant News.)

5 comments:

dedroidify said...

Ah you likey the Scala. They're girls really, aged between 14 & 24. They've done some really cool songs but I can't listen to more than a couple of songs in a row ;)

Anonymous said...

Well worth the listen.

Michael

Mac said...

I just "discovered" them last night. I can see how less could be more.

RRRGroup said...

Mac,

We can always expect you to provide something worthwhile, and you've done it again with this version of RadioHead's CREEP -- my favorite rock song of all time.

Thanks,

Rich

Mac said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes this!