In Remembrance of Kurt Cobain: The Most Unique Nirvana Covers
Nineteen years ago today fans around the world got news Nirvana's Kurt Cobain had taken his own life in his Seattle home. As the years have passed, fans, peers, and friends of the musician and his pioneering grunge band have paid their respects by covering the band's material. Here now, from Patti Smith to Charles Bradley, are the most unique Nirvana covers by other.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Kurt Cobain approved of this slow, piano-driven version of the song that helped break punk. Amos was one of the first artists brave enough to attempt a cover.
In '98, Weezer used to play secret club shows under the name "Goat Punishment," with sets that often consisted of Nirvana covers. Their own energetic cover of the already frantic "Breed" gets messy in the best way.
It's already amazing that the jazz legend tackled this. His take on the In Utero track is pretty flawless.
The world knew Bradley could do a mean James Brown impression, but his Cobain? Even groovier.
The slowed-down, piano version gives a brand-new feel to the classic.