Thursday, October 11, 2007

david coverversion: animal collective vs. nirvana vs. tori amos

now i'm not an animal collective superfan, you know--getting every ridiculous version of every ridiculous 7" they put out and shit, but i dig 'feels' and 'sung tongs' and the latest panda bear's solo venture. the dizzy walk down mushroom lane that is 'person pitch' gets better with every listen. animal collective gives a way-out-there take of nirvana's 'on a plain' that, ironically, takes on it's own peppy, sunshine-laden melody while being a song about loneliness and isolation. i guess only the collective could do that, although i'd pay a nickel or two to not hear collective soul try this song, or any other song for that matter. i'm not a tori amos fan mostly because i don't have the right parts that allow her songs to penetrate into my auditory cortex. she was, however, somehow able grab my attention with her haunting rendition of 'smells like teen spirit' that kurt cobain referred to as 'a great breakfast cereal version'. i don't know how he even knew what cereal was, as i hear he ate lead for breakfast. 'weird al' yankovic is good shit.

animal collective - on a plain
nirvana - on a plain
nirvana - smells like teen spirit
tori amos - smells like teen spirit

'weird al' yankovic - smells like nirvana

go buy whatcha likes and delete whatcha don't


chriscoyier said...

"i don't know how he even knew what cereal was, as i hear he ate lead for breakfast."

That's the funniest thing I've read all week.

randy said...

obviously you haven't read the onion yet this week.


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