Cover vs. Original

Smells Like Teen Spirit


"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a great song by Nirvana. It was covered by Tori Amos a year later with in my opinion great success.

- TomGaines, Landshut, Germany, 22.09.2005


Tori Amos
1992

vs.

Nirvana
1991

CD-Cover: Tori Amos - Crucify [EP] 36.7 % 63.3 % CD-Cover: Nirvana - Nevermind
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Tori Amos 7301 Votes Nirvana

Further information about song and bands:

Nirvana Fanclub Probably the biggest Nirvana-Fansite. A huge community on the discussion board, picture archive, interviews and much more. Everything for a Nirvana Fan.
seattlesound.de Website about Nirvana, the Foo Fighters and grunge. They have articles, interviews, pictures and a newcomer section!
Tori Amos
Net Universe
Excellent fansite about Tori Amos. You can find here so many news and articles about the singer and songwriter Tori Amos, that you can read forever - an amazing site!

Comments about Smells Like Teen Spirit:

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How dare you compare Nirvana to the Beatles or Led Zeppelin. It's a travesty.
- Franny, Westfield, MA, United States, 11.10.2007
Tori brought the song to a whole new level. People who choose Nirvana seem to like it just because of the loudness, the rock sound. Tori brings out the emotio in the song. Plus when Kurt says 'thats the way the song shouldve been done', its clearly excellent
- Damo, Limerick, Ireland, 30.09.2007
I don't think you can compare such different songs, it's all about personal music taste.

Anyway Nirvana created a new style of music, like it or not, and only few bands in history did the same. Nirvana are one of the greatest rock band ever heard, they are the absolute best with Beatles Rolling Stones Guns'N'Roses U2 Pink Floyd Jimi Hendrix Aerosmith Deep Puirple Led Zeppelin Ramones Bob Dylan Clash Sex Pistols AC/DC Iron Maiden Queen and few others...

smells like teen spirit is Nirvana's best song, the simbol of a generation, it is the real '90s teen spirit...



and come on try to listen at that song and not to feel excited...or at least moved...I feel sexed up.
personally I think that while you listen at those few seconds of guitar solo you understand how powerful music is, and your mind gets empty, and rock fills your body running through your veins...


Tori Amos is a good musician,and her song is nice.But nothing more.

Can you compare?
- Marco, BI, Italy, 25.08.2007
Tori has the feeling, Nirvana has the force.
Different talents, great artists.
I like them both.
- Dan Milea, Bucharest, Romania, 29.07.2007
Tori's is good, but I still think I prefer Kurt's.
- Max, Cincinnati, United States, 27.07.2007
holy crap.. ! :-S What ARE you DOING Tori?! jesus no no no, don't anyone EVER do stuff like that again - nirvana is nirvana and smells like is smells like, that's the fact and we love it
- Kamille, Odder, Denmark, 24.07.2007
Not all songs are meant to be covered.
- Roni, Laguna Hills, United States, 23.07.2007
Not all songs are meant to be covered.
- Roni, Laguna Hills, United States, 23.07.2007
No question here. Tori adds true raw emotion, while Nirvana was so fake.

Down with sellouts and fakers, down with Nirvana and Kurt Cobain.
- Xavier, Springfield, United States, 20.07.2007
Jeez ! Tori is boring ! If I may say so ;P i LOVE Nirvana (not as much as RHCP but a lot) so just .. ppl who claim for Tori's to be the best needs to sit down in front of a great hi-fi system and listen to the Nirvana edition once again with the volume turned way up .. then think about your answer once again :)
- Julie, Århus, Denmark, 24.06.2007
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