This is a photo of the baby from Nirvana’s cover of the album Nevermind all growed up. His name is Spencer Elden and in case no one recognizes him from his iconic album cover, he made sure he had “Nevermind” tattooed across his chest. That way he can talk about how he is the baby on the cover anytime he is topless, which I assume is most of the time. I mean, look at him. Am I little upset he didn’t go completely naked to really capture the true essence of the original cover? Sure, but I mean, pools are cold and I don’t think Spencer wanted to show that he became a man everywhere but in his nether region if you catch my drift…I’m talking about his penis and how cold water would make it look like a baby dick. Okay?
This video features Luna Lee performing Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ on a Gayageum. It is pretty damn impressive, she plays all the parts then loops them over one another for the complete song. Except the drum part, although I can’t confirm or deny that Luna isn’t somehow performing the drum part on her Gayageum as I have no idea what a Gayageum is (or if I am spelling it correctly. I refuse to Google!). It’s definitely worth a watch, so check it out!
For the second time in a month were are sadly doing a Throwback Thursday dedicated to someone we have lost. This time it is the LEGEND David Bowie. I know your page feeds, streaming services and social media has been bombarded with tons of Bowie originals, so instead of that I thought I would do something a little different. With that, I give you some of the better David Bowie covers. I usually feature this in our ongoing piece Covers vs Originals (in fact one of these has already been in one such post) but for now let’s put all that aside and remember what a great influence David Bowie had on the music community and enjoy some of that community honoring his work in their own way. Enjoy. “The Man Who Sold World” Nirvana “Heroes” The Wallflowers “Sound and Vision” Beck “Golden Years” James Murphy “Let’s Dance” EL VY “Space Oddity” Chris Hadfield (FROM SPACE! It’s come full circle people!)
Remember when we did this with Rap/R&B stars? Well We are doing it again! Enjoy. Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) Brandon Flowers (The Killers) Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Michael Stipe (REM) Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) Chad Kroeger (Nickleback)
It was a sad day when 21 years ago on April 5th 1994, Kurt Cobain took his own life with a shotgun in his Seattle home. His body was found 3 days later. I still remember hearing the announcement on the radio and the disc jockey getting chocked up as he stated that he “really didn’t want to say this…” before announcing Cobain was dead. It feels like for the next two years after that everyone was wearing that Kurt Cobain: 1967-1994 T-Shirt. I chose “The Man Who Sold the World” as the video to show for Throwback Thursdays because it is actually the most nostalgic song for me when it comes to Nirvana, which is ironic because it is a David Bowie cover. I watched this video countless times, it introduced me to “unplugged” music and frankly I can’t watch “Smells Like Teen Spirit” without thinking of Weird Al. Enjoy.