Sunday, May 1, 2011

Covers of the Week - Smells like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

This week I've chosen a modern classic that I have enjoyed the diversity of performances for years.  Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (playlist) is one of those songs that define a generation. This song some of the bet diversity of performance and any other in my collection of covers.

Tori Amos (playlist) version is a classic unto itself as she throughly "torisizes" it.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers (playlist), soft and sweet, this all girl choir give a beautiful rendition

love Animal Jazz (playlist)as he brings in the whole audience

Patti Smith (playlist) gets it

Nice Acoustic version

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (playlist) ownage.

Swing sound of Richard Cheese (playlist)

Nice rock cover by Take That (playlist)

Haunting rendition by Willie Nelson (playlist)

A Capella version by The Flying Pickets (playlist)

Rock swings with Paul Anka (playlist)

Bluegrass version by Wheatstone Bridge

Dance version by Abigail

Adding a little Latin beat is RDM (Rythm del Mundo) (Playlist)

For an iconic Grunge Rock anthem, it has been adopted by so many artist. here are a few of the many great instrumental version:

The Vitamin String Quartet (playlist) does their tribute to Nirvana

Great guitar by Sungha Jung

Rock violin with David Garrett (playlist)

Nice Jazz trio of Leszek Możdżer + Zohar Fresco, Lars Danielsson

A very improvisational version by The Bad Plus (playlist)

Here is a nice mix of various covers.

Nirvana's original "Smell's Like Teen Spirit"

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