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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:32 PM

Three absolutely different takes on a song - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Patti Smith


Nirvana


Tori Amos


Amazing how three different artists can have a different take on songs.

Which is your favorite?
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Patti Smith
2 (29%)
Nirvana
3 (43%)
Tori Amos
0 (0%)
Other - please specify
1 (14%)
I hate this song
1 (14%)
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Reply Three absolutely different takes on a song - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Original post)
Aerows Feb 2013 OP
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #1
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #2
Aerows Feb 2013 #4
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #5
Aerows Feb 2013 #7
TlalocW Feb 2013 #3
Aerows Feb 2013 #6
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #8
Aerows Feb 2013 #10
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #11
Aerows Feb 2013 #12
Aerows Feb 2013 #9
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #14
Aerows Feb 2013 #16
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #18
Aerows Feb 2013 #19
Aerows Feb 2013 #13
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #15
Aerows Feb 2013 #17
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #20
Aerows Feb 2013 #29
Aerows Feb 2013 #21
Crabby Appleton Feb 2013 #22
Aerows Feb 2013 #23
Lars39 Feb 2013 #24
Aerows Feb 2013 #26
Lars39 Feb 2013 #27
Aerows Feb 2013 #25
Aerows Feb 2013 #28
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #30

Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:35 PM

1. I'm not really a Nirvana fan.

 

But their version of their own song is far and away the best of the lot.

Nirvana was/is very overrated.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:37 PM

2. I vaulted.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:43 PM

4. I love her version, too

She's got a relationship with the piano that rivals a hot, sweaty affair that spans decades.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:46 PM

5. Perceptive you.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:51 PM

7. ;)

I love my friends down under, flying and witnessing the Southern Cross!

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:40 PM

3. Best



TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:50 PM

6. That was a hilarious take on Nirvana's version

But mostly, I wanted to highlight how the differences between artists can be WIDE, as is the case with some performances.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:55 PM

8. This one gets my vote!

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:19 PM

10. I like the White and Nerdy

take .

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:34 PM

11. Weird Al is always great :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:38 PM

12. Okay, since you encouraged satiristic music

I have to post this one.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:58 PM

9. The primary reason I created this thread

Is that it is amazing how songs can get reinterpreted - even songs by folk singers. I had NO IDEA Patti Smith did the original version of this, but it was cool to see the song I lost my mind to on the dance floor in the 90's was the version Nirvana did. Then Tori Amos played it on her piano that she manipulates like sex, and it was better. Only to find out, Patti Smith did it first

It was interesting to a whippersnapper like me.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:46 PM

14. Are you sure Smith did it first?

I thought the story was that some of or references Smith's verse from a poem was incorporated into it, but Nirvana wrote the song and she covered it.



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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:51 PM

16. LOL

Of Course she didn't write that song.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:52 PM

18. Darn. I've stupefied myself.


Again.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:55 PM

19. I won't hold it against you LMAO n/t

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:45 PM

13. Nobody recs it?

I'm rather stunned.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:47 PM

15. K&R&H


H for heart.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:52 PM

17. Thank you, cher

and I am just attempting to bring up good music. We have Mardi Gras coming here, and I feel like a young one most of the time since I am of the barely 40 set.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:57 PM

20. I love the Tori Amos one

haunting and melancholy. YMMV

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:44 PM

29. She has a beautiful voice

and can rock a piano like nothing I've ever seen.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:59 PM

21. Precious Things

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:00 PM

22. Other

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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:12 PM

23. OMG! That was awesome!

truly

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:18 PM

24. My favorite version:





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Response to Lars39 (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:22 PM

26. I love your signature

and that episode of Star Trek. Picard kicked ass.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:28 PM

27. That he did.

Damn fine actor.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:19 PM

25. This thread turned out to be a heck of a lot more fun

than I thought it would be .

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:38 PM

28. I love this song for telling a story

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:06 AM

30. I have always loved Patti Smith's version

but had never heard Tori Amos do it. She totally smoked it! Just beautifully done!

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