Thursday, July 16, 2015


Many years passed since I heard for the first time Radiohead's Creep. Recently, while listening to some of Clint Mansell's original soundtracks, I've recognized the lyrics. Yes, they were the lyrics from Creep.

You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
. . .
She's running out again
She's running out
She's run run run run
Radiohead emerged from the shadow of Britpop with a sound that was moody, melodic and explosive, with roots planted firmly in both alternative culture and the art-rock legacy of such classic rockers as Pink Floyd.

Of Clint Mansell I've heard for the first time after watching The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Mansell's version of Creep is performed along with Coco Sumner.

About the time Radiohead was launching Creep, I used to listen to a Serbian radio station from Novi Sad, called Radio Stotka (100.00 MHz FM). There was a show where two versions of the same song were presented side by side. The listeners of the station had the opportunity to cast their votes in order to decide which version is better: the original one, or the remake? Most of the times, the verdict was:
Uvek je bolje original!(The original is always better!)

I don't really perceive Mansell's version as a remake. It is rather the interpretation of Creep with another state of mind and heart, rather than a different pitch or style (like from pop to rock, or from folk to metal).

According to Thom Yorke, “Creep” tells the tale of an inebriated man who tries to get the attention of a woman to whom he is attracted by following her around. In the end, he lacks the self-confidence to face her and feels he subconsciously is her.

Is Mansell's your fave version, or do you think that the original beats its rival?

Either way, enjoy the song of your choice!

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