Music History 101: Radiohead’s Awkward MTV Gig

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Today’s lesson: Radiohead’s awkward performance of “Creep” on MTV’s Beach House.

In 1993 Radiohead was a struggling young band trying to catch a break. Their first single (and still probably their most famous song) “Creep” was slowly climbing up the charts, and it wasn’t long before MTV wanted to cash in on this new and upcoming band.

Below is the infamous MTV Beach House performance, where a young Radiohead plays an awkward show for a young crowd that thinks they like Radiohead but they’re not sure.

Its beauty lies in its awkwardness. Enjoy.

Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber

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