Radiohead Just Performed ‘Creep’ For The First Time Since 2009, Despite Calling It ‘Crap’ [Watch]

first_imgDespite the band’s public hatred against their first hit single, Radiohead shocked concert attendees with a bust-out “Creep” performance earlier tonight in Paris at Le Zénith. While we all know it to be the song that initially defined the band and its success, “Creep” hasn’t actually been performed live since August 30, 2009. The band would even describe the single as “crap” and told the Guardian that any fans who requested the song in concert were “anally retarded.” Well one fan did make the request, and the band did play it. “This is for the funny guy shouting ‘Creep’ in the back,” Yorke said from the stage. “Only to shock you.” And of course, the crowd went wild.Watch Prince Cover “Creep” At 2008 Coachella PerformanceBut how could a band hate their own song so much? In a 1996 feature with the Guardian, frontman Thom Yorke describes how the song popularized the band after the release of their first two EPs, with “Creep” eventually making its way way onto their first full-length album Pablo Honey. With this fame, however, came torrential downfall.“We sucked Satan’s cock,” Yorke explains about the two-year tour that followed their early success, stunting the creative growth of any new music to come from the band until The Bends came out in 1995. “It took a year-and-a-half to get back to the people we were… to cope with it emotionally.” Guitarist Johnny Greenwood added, “We were like paranoid little mice in cages…We were scared of our instruments, scared of every note not being right.”In addition to their shocking performance of “Creep,” Radiohead played “True Love Waits” as for the first time in ten years. They also made their tour debuts of “No Surprises” from OK Computer and “Pyramid Song” from Amnesiac, in addition to songs off their new album A Moon Shaped Pool (read the review here). The full set played out as 17 songs, with a 5 song encore, and 2 song second encore, totaling 24 songs. Sounds like Paris had quite the night!CreepTrue Love WaitsNo SurprisesDaydreamingPresent TenseRadiohead in Paris @ Le Zénith 5/23/16:Burn the WitchDaydreamingDecks DarkDesert Island DiskFul StopLotus FlowerThe National AnthemMy Iron LungNo Surprises (First performance since 2009)Bloom (Happy Birthday sung to Phil)IdentikitThe NumbersSeparatorThe GloamingEverything in Its Right PlaceIdiotequeBodysnatchersEncore:True Love Waits (First full performance since 2006)Present TenseParanoid AndroidTinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man ThiefWeird Fishes/ArpeggiEncore 2:Creep (First performance since 2009)Pyramid Song[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Newcastle table €55m bid to Lazio for Immobile

first_img Loading… The Saudi Arabian-backed consortium is waiting for approval to complete their takeover – though transfer plans are already underway. Gazzetta dello Sport says a €55m offer has been lodged with Lazio for Immobile, who is also in talks about personal terms. A five-year contract, worth €8m-a-season, has been tabled.Advertisement Newcastle United’s incoming owners have launched a bid for Lazio striker Ciro Immobile.center_img read also:Serie A: Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash Sampdoria to keep title chase alive Newcastle’s offer is worth double what he is currently on. Immobile’s deal runs to 2023. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

Baggies sponsor extends agreement

first_img Jack Wolfskin, an outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment specialist, considered ending their sponsorship of Albion “as one option” as the debate rumbled on during January over a controversial gesture made by Anelka during a Barclays Premier League game at West Ham in December. Anelka was handed a five-game ban and fined £80,000 following an independent regulatory commission hearing, after which Albion immediately suspended the striker. One of West Brom’s sponsors that threatened to withdraw its support during the Nicolas Anelka ‘quenelle’ saga earlier this year has signed a new deal with the club. In March, after Anelka announced on his Twitter account he would tear up his West Brom contract, the club then issued a subsequent statement saying the 35-year-old had been sacked for “gross misconduct”. With the matter now laid to rest, Jack Wolfskin has agreed to a one-year extension of an agreement that started at the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign. Albion’s head of corporate sales Ian Wain said on the club’s official website: “We are delighted to extend our partnership to a second year. “These are exciting times as the club prepares for a fifth successive season of Barclays Premier League football and it is great to have an internationally-renowned brand such as Jack Wolfskin on board.” Jack Wolfskin CMO Elke Stein said: “We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Albion which will continue to increase our brand recognition in the UK alongside our other club partnerships and LED presence across the Premier League.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update-Crash Kills FSJ Man

first_imgIn Alberta there’s police confirmation that a 79-year-old Fort St. John man is dead following a two-vehicle crash near Fox Creek. The deceased driver of a Honda Civic has been identified as Percy Prestwich. Latest reports indicate the crash occurred on Highway 43, about 40 kilometers north of Fox Creek late last Friday afternoon. A 60 year old Edson man driving the pickup suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was flown by STARS air ambulance to Grande Prairie hospital, and later transferred to Edmonton. Police have said nothing yet about the possibility of charges.- Advertisement –last_img

Post-secondary preparation gains popularity

first_imgAn Academic Dual Credit program is becoming a popular option for students in the Peace River Region.The program allows secondary school students to take full advantage of expanding learning opportunities, presented by the Dual Credit program, at Northern Lights College. The program allows high school students the opportunity to earn post-secondary credits at NLC while they are still enrolled in high school.- Advertisement -The program began in 2002 and originally focused on trades and technology programs. As of 2009, the program has significantly expanded and now includes subjects like biology, business management, criminology, English, math, information technology, psychology and early childhood education and care.Through the help of Randy Pauls, the principle of the Northern B.C. Distance Education School, NLC Dual Credit courses are also available online.The popularity of the program has been especially prevalent in school district 60 (Peace River North) and 81 (Fort Nelson). This year, School District 60 has 94 students enrolled in the program.In School District 60, students interested in enrollment must select their courses by September 30, with courses usually running from February until May.Advertisement Those interested will have the cost of the courses covered by the School District, with prices of textbooks and student fees to be paid by the student.Brian Campbell, School District Principal of Careers and International Education, says “It’s an investment in our community. We’re helping students to make a seamless transition from secondary school to the world of university-level Arts and Sciences.”The origin of the Dual Credit Program in northeastern B.C. is linked to Northern Opportunities. Their goal is to strengthen individuals and communities in the northeast by providing enhanced opportunities to succeed in high school, pursue post-secondary education and build rewarding careers.For more information on programs at NLC, visit their website, or call toll-free 1-866-463-6652 or email [email protected] For more information on Dual Credit programming, students should contact their secondary school counselor.Advertisementlast_img read more