Watch Radiohead play Creep live for the first time in seven years

It may be one of Radiohead’s most popular songs, but the band had not given Creep a live airing since 2009.

Until last night, that is. Kicking off their tour at the 6000-capacity Le Zenith in Paris, Thom Yorke and co decided to give fans a rare treat.

Listen to Radiohead’s first live performance of Creep in seven years below.

“This is for the funny guy shouting for Creep at the back – if only to shock you,” said frontman Yorke, before the Oxford quintet performed their 1992 debut single.

The band have spoken in the past about their ‘troubled relationship’ with Creep, which gave them their breakthrough hit in 1993, at the second time of asking. The song charted at No.7 in the UK, having only reached No.79 when it was first released in ’92.

Yorke soon took to calling the song “crap” and stated that the band had “sucked Satan’s c*ck” following its release.

As you’d expect, the band stopped playing it live – not that gig-goers have ever stopped asking for it, much to Yorke’s chagrin.

At one concert in Montreal, the singer answered a fan’s request by telling the crowd to “f*ck off, we’re tired of it”.

Radiohead are currently touring in support of their long-awaited new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, which was finally released on May 8 after five years of rumours, speculation and silence from the band.

A Moon Shaped Pool, the band’s first album since 2011’s The King of Limbs, will be released physically on June 17.

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Earlier this month, the band returned with new song Burn The Witch, which AAA quickly made its Hottest Record of the Week.

The strings-laden song is a hark back to Radiohead’s 90s material on The Bends and OK Computer – and has been very well received by fans and critics alike.

During last night’s Paris gig, Radiohead also gave rare live outings to No Surprises and Pyramid Song.

Radiohead’s last Edinburgh gig was on August 22, 2006, when the band performed at Meadowbank Stadium, supported by Beck.