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Entertain Us: The 21 Best and Worst Covers of Nirvana's ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

The Melvins

The band often referred to as the godfathers of grunge covered “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on their 2000 album “The Crybaby” as a tribute to Kurt Cobain, who used to roadie for the band and once reportedly tried out to be the Melvins’ bassist and was rejected. The cover is a straight reading of the original, but gains a certain je ne sais quoi with the inexplicable addition of 1970s teen idol Leif Garrett on guest vocals.

Hear it here.

Verdict: Entertain us!

—Jeff Royer

(Photo: Ipecac Recordings)

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