The unfortunate foundation on which Radiohead built their alt-rock launch into stardom, the angst of Thom Yorke and crew catapulted unto the world on this day in 1992 with hit single “Creep.”

Winning hearts on the radio, yes, but the song also garnered them a silly plagiarism lawsuit later and generally became the bane of the band’s pigeonhole existence until OK Computer changed the game in ’97. But all par-for-the-course, really, as it set up the tension to prove to the world that they could write much, much more sophisticated jams.

The story goes Johnny Greenwood’s trademark mute-crunch bridge was an attempt to piss off his bandmates, as he didn’t dig the tune in the first place. All said, its chorus is etched into the self-deprecating bootstraps of Gen X. Look at ’em now, all applying for political seats and such:

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