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.)


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.


Mac said...

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

RRRGroup said...


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.



Mac said...

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