Monday 13 July 2009

Teen Spirit smells like 'Teen Spirit'

This previous weekend held JJJ's Hottest 100 of All Time. Unsurprisingly, the song voted #1 was 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by little-known indie outfit, Nirvana. Blah blah blah, this song brings back memories, blah, heard it years before it was popular, blah blah something else about musical superiority, low.

Anyway as some kind of historical footnote, here's a mix I made of some cover versions of the song for both your reference and archives. They are all electronic with the exception of Patti Smith's version opening the mix. It goes for about half an hour so it's not for the faint-hearted. Also note that there's some curse-words and adult themes in a couple of the tracks so if this bothers you, don't.

Smells Like Teen Spirit (cover)- Patti Smith
Smells Like Teen Spirit (cover) - Moog Cookbook
Smells Like Teen Spirit (cover) - 386 Dx
Smells Like Compton (N.W.A. vs. Nirvana mashup) - Cheekyboy
A & T x Smells Like Teen Spirit (DJ Slink) - DJ Assault x Nirvana
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (WZRDZ Remix) - WZRDZ

I mentioned this mix to Bec and her keywords were: 'Sacrilegious' 'Boring' and 'Why'.

[Note: I've added a 'mixes' link to the 'Kontakt/Presence' section on the right. This links to a MediaFire folder of some other mixes I've made.]