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“Precious”–The Pretenders

A more recent performance by the Pretenders

This is a poetic, lyrical, stylized and rocking as sh*t performance. No one sounds like Chrissie Hynde and her Pretenders. They are cool, criminal, and original. This and the “Middle of the Road” have that hot ass punk talking blues feel. ┬áI had a hard time picking my first post from this band. There will be more.

The Pretenders Rockpalast 1981

I like the way you cross the street ’cause your precious
Moving through the Cleveland heat how precious
Taking rides and all the kicks was so precious
But you know I was shittin’ bricks ’cause I’m precious
Made me wanna, made me wanna, you made me make it
Oh, you’re so mean

East 55th and Euclid avenue was real precious
Hotel sterling coming into view how precious
It’s a pity that you bruised my hip ’cause I’m precious
You shouldn’t let your manners slip you’re too precious
Made me wanna, made me wanna, you made me make it
Oh, you’re so mean

We went around and round and round and round and round the
Shoreway
We was a duet duet duet duet do it on the pavement
Oh maybe maybe I’m gonna have a baby
We was a duet oh we do it all night

I was feeling kind of ethereal ’cause I’m precious
I had my eye on your Imperial you’re so precious
Now Howard the Duck and Mr Stress both stayed
Trapped in a world that they never made
But not me baby I’m too precious I had to fuck off
Made me wanna, made me wanna, you made me make it
Oh, you’re so mean

Pretenders – Precious (Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

It’s hard to find a decent cover of this one, but this one is largely authentic rock and roll.

The Lovers – Precious (1980)

“Creep”–Radiohead

Radiohead – Creep (LIVE MTV BEACH HOUSE) 1994 (This one Rocks!!)

The song that exploded Radiohead into my world and likely the whole wide world is so great that as you can see below everyone from Macy Gray, The Pretenders to Moby try to cover it.

Do we love it because we feel like maybe we are all just creeps deep down?

Radiohead-Creep Live 1997

When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so fucking special

English: Thom Yorke live on stage with Radiohead

English: Thom Yorke live on stage with Radiohead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
When I’m not around
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

She’s running out the door
She’s running
She run, run, run, run
Run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here

Whatever the reason for the broad fascination, I love it because the song hovers precariously between poetic and unsettling.

Radiohead – Creep Live @ Reading Festival 2009 (Lyric)

Many Amazing Covers!

“Creep” Performed by The Pretenders

Macy Gray – Creep (Radiohead) @ North Sea Jazz 201

Moby – Creep (Radiohead’s cover)

Creep (Radiohead) – Carrie Manolakos
at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Kelly Clarkson sings “Creep” in Bakersfield CA

Jim Carrey Covers “Creep” At Arlene’s Grocery