Recycle It!: Kissey Gets Creepy

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Staggered into hearing some 'newness' from Kissey (Asplund was the last name) the other day and fell upon some sort of a oddly cobbled together collection of songs, one that didn't involve the loose cannon, "Cry". The set included a cover of Pharoahe Monch's "Simon Says" (or rather a 'remix') as well as the arresting "Taking It Cool" which clocks in at less than two minutes, but does so much in that space of time. While I'll bookmark the page that "Taking It Cool" rests on (and wonder what the hell she's doing for a new album), I wanted to take a look at what she did on a cover of Radiohead's seminal hit, "Creep". Now if you've been accustom to the original either you're sick of it being the go-to song when discussing the influential UK band, or figure that nobody can come close to what Thom Yorke did vocally and that little known Kissey trying this is an abomination.

I'll admit, the beginning of this is quite coarse, but once she got to the chorus, things were rather solid. Acoustically driven and feeling just as self-mocking as the original, this is a raw dose of homage that is well worth a listen or two. Peep the original after the cut to refresh the brain on the original to compare.

Kissey - Creep (Radiohead cover)

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