Friday, April 27, 2007

Original v Cover: Kurt v Tori

As always we begin by recapping the results of last weeks poll. Although its not that shocking that Mr Buckley can out on top, I am positively amazed at the fact that he polled 89% of the vote compared with Leonard Cohen's meagre 11%.

That means that the covers are 2-0 up. Can the originals fight back this week.

On the face of it, this weeks contest shouldn't actually be a contest as we pit Nirvana's iconic Smell's Like Teen spirit up against Tori Amos. Yes, you read that right. I know it sounds like blasphemy to suggest anything could top Nirvana's moment encapsulating original, but please, just give Tori a fair hearing before and make an informed decision. In fact Kurt himself described her version as a "great breakfast cereal version"

So here goes, The Original, by Kurt, Dave and the other guy

Tori Amos' version

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Conortje said...

Tori's version of this is so good that Patti Smith redid it the same vein on her latest cd. So there!

phdbird said...

I really like Soulwax's mash-up of 'Smells like Teen Spirit' vs 'Bootylicious'. It shouldn't work but it does.