Wow, An Actual Good Nirvana Cover

Screen shot 2014-03-31 at 6.02.59 PMLet’s get one thing straight: Nirvana covers are hardly ever a good idea. First off, it’s way too early for anyone to be covering those songs; it violates the unspoken rule that the best covers usually happen 30 years after the original has been released. Yes, like any rule, there are exceptions to this, but those are few and far between. Second, it’s excruciatingly difficult to do a band like Nirvana justice cover-wise. I chalk this up to the fact that they really were their own band and anyone trying to even mimic their intensity. You just can’t match Kurt’s howl, Grohl’s intensity, or Krist’s….well, he’s Krist Novoselic – I don’t think there’s anyone who can match Nirvana-era Krist at being batshit nuts. I’m not saying all of this to be negative, but to show that it does take serious work to do a proper Nirvana cover. With that said, I applaud this cover of “Heart Shaped Box” done by an artist by the name of Kawehi. I usually hate these kinds of things because they litter YouTube with mediocrity (well, more so than usual), but she really does make the song her own. Even with drum machines, synths, and overdubs. It’s just a really unique interpretation of the song and I’m sure Courtney Love will be calling her up later for royalties. Die hard fans (and Courtney) maybe disagree, but fuck it. Make up your own damn mind below.

Heart-Shaped Box – Kawehi

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