You’ve heard Sabbath re-imagined as a jazz band. You’ve thrilled to Ozzy’s ska makeover. You’ve very probably swung your pants to Rammstein’s short-lived, and sadly, ultimately ill-fated, reinvention as a bossa-nova act. All well and good. But, who among us hasn’t wondered what Nirvana might have sounded like had Kurt Cobain been influenced by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry rather than The Beatles, Black Sabbath and Black Flag?
Well, wonder no longer friends, as a quick trawl through the backwaters of the interweb has uncovered this gem, wherein the Seattle trio’s signature hit Smells Like Teen Spirit is given a mellow, skanking makeover.
Check it out (and look out for a cameo from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea).
Don’t even pretend you didn’t enjoy that…
- Is this the best cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit ever?
- Listen to this ska version of an Ozzy Osbourne classic
- Someone has turned Black Sabbath's Paranoid into a jazz song
- This is what Rammstein would sound like if they were a bossa nova band