Back in August SPIN Magazine released as free download their own version of Nirvana’s breakthrough album and “Newermind A Tribute Album” collected reinterpretations of those classic songs by artist such as Meat Puppets, Titus Andronicus, Amanda Palmer, The Vaselines, Butch Walker & The Black Widows, Surfer Blood, etc. It was a funny, but quite vivid, “hollywoodish” way to recall Cobain’s genius.
“Nevermind” turns 20 and in September Kerrang! listed 101 reasons why it still rocks and delivered a 14-track Nirvana covers CD, featuring bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout, Arcane Roots, Deaf Havana, Rise To Remain, We Are The Ocean, etc.
And well, this is a more appropriate way to show respect, some of these bands will actually rock your socks off!
The Dillinger Escape Plan shows their raging punk face as you probably never would expected, but from Framing Hanley to Frank Turner and from Rise To Remain to Evile, there are only killer tracks!
01. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Arcane Roots
02. In Bloom – Framing Hanley
03. Come As You Are – Deaf Havana
04. Breed – Rise To Remain
05. Lithium – Francesqa
06. Polly – Young Guns
07. Territorial Pissings – The Dillinger Escape Plan
08. Drain You – Kids In Glass Houses
09. Lounge Act – Evile
10. Stay Away – The Blackout
11. On A Plain – Frank Turner
12. Something In The Way – Spycatcher
13. Endless, Nameless – Dangerous!
14. Sliver (bonus track) – We Are The Ocean
And mentioning reasons, I give you one: “just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you…” – this is the world we’re living in and Cobain told us two decades ago. Still, I love myself better than you, and know what? I don’t even think it might be wrong!
And this is “my” bonus. 😀