25 February 2012
We've Got It Covered #89
In the week that would have been Kurt Cobain's 45th birthday, I felt that this would be an appropriate time for me to post up a Nirvana cover. For the majority of my generation it's become a bit of a cliche to say that the Seattle outfit were the ones who properly got you in to music, but hey it's true so why deny it. I vividly remember as a 14 year old staying up to watch MTV's Video Music Awards and being completely blown away by what the music and the energy of it all. As their performance climaxed with Krist Novoselic's bass accidentally crashing down on his head and Kurt trashing all his equipment I was instantly hooked. From their on I discovered a whole heap of new music, which I guess lead me to the point where I am now. Thank fuck for Nirvana, that's all I can say.
It takes a brave band to take on the challenge of covering Nirvana, but I think Edinburgh outfit PET really pulled it off with their trippy take of Love Buzz* which featured on their last EP, Middle Child Syndrome which is available for free download on their Bandcamp page, as is their new EP, Wear Black.
Talking of birthday boys, yesterday saw Adam Stafford hit his milestone 30th birthday, to celebrate he's heading off on a wee tour which kicks off in Glasgow tonight at the 13th Note. If you fancy heading along he'll be playing with Radio Trees and O'Messy Life, plus it's only £4 on the door, bargain.
Pet - Love Buzz (Nirvana cover)
* yes, I know that Love Buzz wasn't written by Nirvana, but most folk would associate with the band as it appeared on their debut album, Bleach.