Posts Tagged ‘Nirvana’

Nirvana vs. Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up

July 28, 2009

Awesome…….You know Courtney Love is spinning in her grave now after what was done to her hubby’s song.  Wait…one moment…….Ok, no shit?  Apparently Courtney Love is still alive.

Thanks to Chris via Izzy

When Celebrities blog: Courtney Love’s Latest Myspace entry

September 8, 2008

If I was a celebrity, I’d have a full time assistant to handle many of my duties. Said assistant’s principal duty would be to save me from myself. Exhibit A: Courtney Love’s blog. Keep in mind, this part listed here is all ONE SENTENCE. Hit the link below for the rest of the babble.

Monday, September 08, 2008

How was russell?

i didnt go to the “VMAS” as we used to call them but theyve gotten so fucking Urban i dont know i guess Van Toffler thought ( hes an exec at MTV ) he was being edgy and he WAS by letting my darkling prince Brand host the mtv awards- but theyre not the “VMAS” and they never will be again – i had ZERO desire to watch let alone go and thats one of my very favourite people ive ever known or had the honour of being friends and fiends with hosting it so i feel horribly rude that my desire not to watch assholes with chastity rings- oh for fucks sake ive had some great conversations but not ONE has ever ended in an Orgasm, y’all need some pussy and some cock and shut the hell up- i say this after spending a lovely lovely LOVELY evening with a new friend- friend of Diablos actually’s fathers birthday mostly i sat with his parents and just fell utterly in love i wish they were MY parents- no wonder he directs brilliant horror movies- he has had a pretty perfect life- these two were seriously the nicest parents ive ever met- prettty much- plus i like him alot- but thats enough of my personal life i downloaded every one of Conor Obersts lyrics and read them all ALL straight thru – very impressive- very sexual in a very dark and lyrical no pun intended, way- i actual;ly do sing the word LOVE in the proper context for once in my life on this record- i didnt even choke on my bile when singing it- my gall my biluous misanthropy mysonginay and general isms that im so densely full of i just know i like to write lyrics with my rhyming dictionary and thesaurus on one side of the table- Yeats and Rilke to the other ( Ive passed….WAY passed Fluers De Mal thats for rock writing 101) and listen to people who sing words well who challlenge me and not ONLY will i HAPPILY stick up the 854,000 dollars in American Express Fraud Bills Ryan Assams knowingly used tomake that piece of utter shite- and im repeating myself but tonight this morning my Ipods on shuffle and right after the excellent excellent Bright Eyes song about the you know”i wanna lover who doesnt give a fuck…where is the kid with the chemicals” that one- its beautifully demented that song was a fucking shit shit faux country crap song about trains and longing for Jacksonville, NO NO NO it could NOT BE- i pressed the little button on my Ipod fucking a! Ryan with a cowboy hat or something on..oh just singing BULLSHIT-= hes just not being truthful-= in fact hes so fucking mediocre hes the Dave Grohl of the would be Dylans and hey im one, just cos im a little batshit doesnt mean im not going for the prize- I was ALL ready to finally do my Dylan Rite of Passage cover and its just not meaningful in the context of the dizzying amount of songs we already have and the lyrical challenges that face me i mean to aim for absouloute perfection = and see Bright Eyes – he wraps the melodies about his words- i do not do that i have the melodies first and scat my way thru and see what comes out of me- GOD I DO HAVE A FANTASTIC JOB! my matrices may scatter and shed skins off the red snakes crawling in my sobbing dense demonic hell of self loathing and tossed off Chanel and an Ossie Clarke jumpsuit that i swear to God is the coolest thing ive ever seen-= i have to get it for Noel Fielding- will he really truly appreciate the Pallenberg of this blackthin jersey jumpsuit witha neckplunge down to THERE and a bouncy sac? actually yes- there Noel if you can turn on a computer you just found your christmas present and since im Crashing Guildeford for Xmas anyways- i guess i better be bringing a good present.

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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.

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”

Nirvana-the recording of “Something in the Way”

July 13, 2008

A big tip of the cap to Christian Cummings who saw that I had posted one of his earlier Nirvana recording blog posts and he let me know some more were up. Be sure to check out his site: MixMyMusic.net. He’s got some great videos of different artists in the studio as well as tips on how to make your own recordings sound much better.

Recording Nirvana Part 3: “Something In The Way”
June 16th, 2008 by Christian Cummings
In part 3 of this series of YouTube videos, Butch Vig again addresses what it was like to record and produce an album for Nirvana. Well worth a watch for Nirvana fans and recording professionals alike, it gives us another deep dose of insight into the world of recording a classic record, and what it was like to be part of their creative process.

I find it interesting how Butch really doesn’t dive into much of a technical conversation about the process, which is something that seems to be common with many great producers. Not that they’re not concerned with it, but they seem to devote more energy into focusing on the soul of the song, and finding a way to make it translate.

As a producer myself, I believe it vastly more important to focus on the song itself, what makes it special, what the artist is hearing in their head and what emotions they wish to convey. It’s only by understanding this vision that I’m able to then correctly apply my technical knowledge.

Nirvana performing “Something in the Way” on their MTV Unplugged special from 1994.  Audio quality isn’t very good, but it was a great performance.

Nirvana performing “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” on MTV’s Unplugged

June 27, 2008

A great cover of the Leadbelly classic. My friend’s mom used to sing this to him and his brothers to get them to fall asleep. How they ever managed to fall asleep after hearing the lyrics, I’m not sure….

Tori Amos covers Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

June 10, 2008

Look, I’ll tell you right now, I typically can’t stand her music, much to the chagrin of my wife who is a big fan. However, she does a great cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” really putting a unique spin on it. Ok, maybe she should stick to covering other people’s material.

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.

Recording Nirvana pt. 2-“Polly”

June 9, 2008

Recording Nirvana Part 2: “Poly” Deconstructed by Butch Vig
June 8th, 2008 by Christian Cummings

Much like in Part 1 where he examines “In Bloom”, Recording Nirvana Part 2 focuses on Butch dissecting the song Poly. In this video he solos out sections of the song, talks about the trials and tribulations of recording the record, and demonstrates how simplicity in production can be beautiful and intense.

I’ve always loved the acoustic guitar sound on this song, it sounds like a well recorded piece of crap, but it fits the vibe perfectly. I also love the fact that not only did Kurt Kobain blow the start, but he also blew the re-intro into the 2nd verse, and they kept it! I always wondered about that.

-Christian

from MixMyMusic.net

And Nirvana performing “Polly” in their MTV Unplugged show, which happens to be one of my favorite albums.

Nirvana’s “In Bloom”-breaking down the recording

June 8, 2008

From one of my favorite albums of all time. Cool insight into recording a song.