NIRVANA'S "NEVERMIND" 20TH ANNIV: SPIN'S "NEWERMIND" July 19 2011, 2 Comments
SPIN Magazine's much anticipated 20th anniversary tribute album to rock's classic "Nevermind" was released today, and one of the standout tracks comes via our own JEFF The Brotherhood. "JEFF the Brotherhood's cover of "Something in the Way" may be the only song on this compilation to capture Nirvana's signature quiet/loud dynamic effectively. They keep the verse nice and whispery and explode into a grunge-worthy, head-banging, weed-smoking version of the chorus. It's beautifully brutal and worth waiting the whole comp for." (Palm Beach New Times). Featuring stellar tracks by Meat Puppets, Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood and, well, they're ALL RIGHT HERE, the album is an awesome free download. "Somethng In The Way" was recorded by Jake in his bedroom on cassette and "digitized" for the download at Infinity Cat's in-house studio, The Playroom.
SPIN says "as part of our package we tapped some of our favorite contemporary artists to cover the influential album's 13 songs, in their original order. The download is called Newermind, and it's our gift to you. We were happy that two of Kurt Cobain's personal faves -- the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana famously covered during their MTV Unplugged taping -- joined our effort."
We are happy to be part of it too. Thanks to SPIN. And much respect to Nirvana.