Covid Island Discs

List songs by: Artist   Publication Year

Return to Covid Island Discs Page
Playlist Video for Week 26 (click here)

Day 182: Creep, Radiohead

A dark song from Radiohead. To me the meaning of this song is ambiguous. I guess the simple interpretation is that he thinks he is a creep as he looks upon the woman he loves who he knows he is totally unworthy of.

Yet another interpretation is one of deep sarcasm where he is processing how a woman has made him feel in terms of the way she has treated him and he is taking on that persona. An interesting song either way although a strong language warning for those who are sensitive to swearing.

Another very clever thing about this song is the musical progression. The music in the verses is very smooth but at the point in the chorus where Thomas sings “I’m a creep” a very dissonant out of time guitar chord is struck which really matches the dystopian meaning of the words that are being sung at that point. Such a very creative use of rock music matching it to the overall theme of the song.

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 26 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
Scroll to Top