To celebrate the anniversary this week, the NY based collective The Hipster Orchestra decided to pay homage to Nirvana in their own unique way. They hit the recording studio and recorded a 6 song collection of Nirvana covers. Their weapons of choice consisted of a fiddle, cello, a few guitars, and a Ukulele. This incredible collection is pretty inspiring to say the least.
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Nirvana released their seminal rock n roll album Nevermind. Nevermind was one of those albums that will go down in history as turning the tide on music in one fell swoop. 80’s Heavy Metal bands basically put down their guitars and raised the white flag. Nirvana’s music video for Smells Like Teen Spirit captivated the world and ushered in a new era. The earth seemed to shift in the Fall of 1991. You couldn’t turn on the radio or watch MTV without some mention of Nirvana. That moment in time was necessary. Without a doubt, Nirvana spawned 50,000 bands worldwide and created a frenzy in the A&R world. Record Executives began snatching up their versions of “Nirvana”. But, there was only one. Nirvana’s music was handcrafted and injected with inspiration ranging from Killing Joke, The Butthole Surfers, Marys Danish, and The Melvins. This record was flawless, still is, and will continue to be 100 years from now.