Just like movie remakes, cover songs can be really tricky. Some are fantastic while some are truly god awful that should have never even considered “paying homage” to the original. But when they nail it, oh boy is it something special. Look at the remakes of John Carpenter’s The Thing or Dawn Of The Dead, films that took elements of the original and created something new and exciting. Films like these got me thinking, “What are some of my favorite cover songs? What are songs that payed homage to a classic while creating something original?” So I put together five cover songs that I feel met these requirements for your enjoyment. Head on below for my 5 Great Cover Songs! READ MORE
3D printing is something that is very new but has untold numbers of possibilities. However, since it’s still so new, a lot of kinks need to be worked out. A perfect example of this is in the video below, where Instructable assistant tech editor Amanda Ghassaei showed off several 3D printed records and what they sound like. Head on below to hear Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Daft Punk‘s “Around The World”, and more.
Because of the large file size that each song would take (for 3D purposes), only 60-seconds were used. A full song would take up an entire side of the record. Also, Ghassaei used an 11 Khz sampling rate, which is roughly 1/4 what a traditional MP3 sounds like. The deficiencies of the printer further cut off some high end. You can read more on the process and the finer details here. READ MORE
In an interview with MusicFrenzy.net, Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell talked about how he ended up being in Nirvana’s music video for their infamous (and obscenely overplayed) song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
“I was a big NIRVANA fan for a long time, and I saw them a bunch of times on the ‘Bleach’ tour. After seeing them a few times, I’d run into them, a friend of mine actually played on [NIRVANA's 1991 record] record, ‘Nevermind’ — he played cello on ‘Something In The Way’. So we had a copy of that record almost five months before it came out. What happened was that, before the record came out, they had a show in L.A. at the Roxy, and after the show, they threw out flyers saying, ‘Hey, come to our video shoot.’ And so me and my roommate got the flyer with the directions on it and we went to the video shoot the next day. . . And what happened in the video wasn’t even supposed to happen. The audience just went nuts.”
If you want to play Where’s Waldo/Burton C. Bell, the video is below. Personally, I didn’t even try but that’s because I cannot STAND that song. If I hear it one more time, I’ll blow a gasket or ten.
I hate Miley Cryus, but I loathe Nirvana and I have for years. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in my opinion is the most overplayed song. Ever. Hearing these two worlds collide is quite literally ear rape. Read past the break for this monstrosity. Enjoy?