Artists doing other artists
6 May 2022
Rowdy Philly rockers RID OF ME unleashed
two bold covers of two grunge giants.
The first one is their mind-blowing and thunderous take on
Deftones‘ riff-insane 1997 smack My Own Summer (Shove It).
Bang your head here…
The Deftones original…
The second cover is Rid Of Me‘s wailing guitars interpretation
of Nirvana‘s timeless blockbuster Smells Like Teen Spirit
I guess you heard the original before…
RID OF ME: Facebook
(photo press – FB Rid Of Me)
Artwork: Cover of compilation album Incesticide
featuring non-album singles, B-sides, demos, outtakes,
cover versions, and radio broadcast recordings. Released
30 years ago this year (December 14).
The cover art was painted by the late great Cobain himself
who is credited as Kurdt Kobain in the liner notes.
Stream on Spotify…
Weezer‘ frontman Rivers Cuomo thought that his band would smell like Nirvana spirit…
Full NME feature here
(Image on top: cover ‘Make Believe’ album)
24 September 2021
Active: 1987-1994 / 2 studio albums
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain
Aberdeen, 20 februari 1967 – Seattle, 5 april 1994
Anniversary album: NEVERMIND
Released: 24 September 1991 – 30 years ago today
Billboard says: “Nevermind took Nirvana to an entirely different plain. It’s heavy, yes.
It’s loud and aggressive, too. But it’s the songwriting and glossy pop production courtesy
of Butch Vig that set this album far apart from its contemporaries. Cobain’s innate sense of melody was front and center; his punk, you-can’t-fire-because-I-quit ethos were in your face; and the loud-soft dynamics served as barbed hooks, drawing listeners into his world. The lyrics were personal, opaque, and often dark, but also playful, and this dynamic gave Nevermind a familiarity to listeners, who felt as if they knew Cobain… The Seattle-based alt-rock trio hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – unseating Michael Jackson – with its major-label debut and ushered in the age of grunge.”
Turn Up The Volume: The magnum opus that made grunge a worldwide (commercial) phenomenon. Nevermind the bollocks, Cobain and his mates rocked their asses off while Kurt Cobain wrote about his life in his songs.
Singles/clips: Smells Like Teen Spirit / Come As You Are / Lithium
– SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT –
– COME AS YOU ARE –
– LITHIUM –
An anniversary Deluxe Edition comes out on 27 May 2022. More info here
Clips that impress your ears and eyes
17 August 2021
Grunge icons NIRVANA shot the video clip for their global breakthrough blockbuster SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT at GMT Studios in Culver City, California on 17 August 1991,
30 years ago today. It costed less than $50,000 to make. All the youngsters going wild in the clip were Nirvana fans. The video won Nirvana the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Award.
Number of views at the moment of writing this: 1.326.343.410.
Smells like a mega-massive video hit…
29 June 2021
NIRVANA‘s massive breakthrough hit SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
has joined the One Billion Spotify Streams Club.
The cracker joins more than other 150 tracks that surpassed
the one billion mark, such as Queen‘s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
On YouTube the Spirit video scored over a billion views in 2019…
Their NEVERMIND album turns 30 on September 24