Posts Tagged ‘Alternative’

We Love Good Cover Versions

February 15, 2009

Here’s a pretty good one.  Tori Amos covering Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”  Far superior to The Smashing Pumpkins version released in 1994…and hey, I like the Pumpkins, too.

**Bonus**  I love Tori’s cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” too.  Check it out.

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“Wave of Mutilation” by The Pixies

October 17, 2008

Live at The Eurockeenes Festival in Belfort, France.  I loved The Pixies back in the day.

“Via Chicago” by Wilco

September 17, 2008

Live at Bonnaroo Festival 2007. Track is from their 1999 album Summerteeth.

Alice in Chains to Release New Album

September 11, 2008

Refresher: Original lead singer Layne Stanley died in 2002.  And, here’s footage of Alice in Chains’ current frontman, William Duvall, who has been singing with the band for 2 yrs.  What do you think of his rendition of “Man in the Box” from a live show in 2006?  New album hopefully do out by beginning of 2009.

A live version of “Jane Says” by Jane’s Addiction

September 6, 2008

Some nice concert footage from Jane’s Addiction.

Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” performed by jazz trio The Charlie Hunter Trio

July 25, 2008

Skip to about the 2:24 mark to avoid the Eurodouche host.

Misheard Pearl Jam Lyrics, No. 2-“Black”

July 24, 2008

I featured misheard lyrics to Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter” some time ago. Now, enjoy the same treatment of “Black”, one of my favorite songs.

Recording Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

July 14, 2008

Recording Nirvana Part 4: Smells Like Teen Spirit. Deconstructed by Butch Vig
July 7th, 2008 by Christian Cummings

The “coupe de grace” that killed crappy metal, this song and the recording of Smells Like Teen Spirit changed the face of music. In part 4, Nevermind producer Butch Vig again solo’s out sections of the multi-track, showcasing the vocals, the solo, and the energy. Truly awesome insight into an infamous song. Also, I dig how Kurt’s voice sounds like he’s been gargling acid by the end of the track.

Even though Pro Tools seems to be up in the mix, I’m glad to see Butch is still working on his SSL.

The video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Ben Folds Five-“Song for the Dumped” live at Sessions at W. 54th

June 14, 2008

One of the best “so you just got dumped” songs ever.

NSFW language

Nirvana’s video for “In Bloom”

June 9, 2008

Should’ve posted this yesterday along with the video explaining the recording process. Oh well, enjoy.