Monday, June 15, 2015
My Music Monday
I can't say 'grunge' is my favourite kind of music, but it has its merits and moments.
I was ok with Pearl Jam, Audosalve (yes, a purposeful typo), Mudhoney and the likes. And yes, Nirvana.
While Pearl Jam has probably been the most prolific, Nirvana is still probably better known and made the bigger impact. And while I know a lot of Nirvana songs (not that they really had that many), the most oft covered song they have is, which is of no surprise, "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
I can't say for sure, but I would assume Tori Amos' cover is the most well known - I even bought the cd single. I know - right???
But watching the Kurt Cobain HBO documentary Montage of Heck, they played another version in the background of a segment.
Credited to Scala & Kolacny Brothers, whomever they might be (the conductor and pianist?), clearly it is a choir doing the singing.
The vocals are more nuanced than Cobain (duh!), but the control they have give the song a very eerie and yet beautiful quality.
It reminds me of the beginning of Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, when the Hogwarts "choir" sings "Double Trouble".
It's a good cover. I'd even say powerful on some levels.