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Prince covering Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ will melt your brain

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Prince performs onstage during the "HitnRun" tour at The Fox Theatre on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NPG Records 2015)
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Finding anything by Prince on YouTube is damn near impossible, thanks to the notoriously cranky star’s tight-fisted control over his digital presence. But he apparently went too far with a fan-recorded video of him performing Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella in 2008, as Thom Yorke himself demanded the clip be put back online after Prince had it taken down.

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Prince played ball, even tweeting out the link, and the world is better for it. Interestingly, he rephrases the lyrics so they’re in the second person instead of the first — “you want me to notice when you’re not around” — which may be most Prince thing ever.

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