The World's Greatest Tribute To Nirvana review by Various Artists

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  • Released: Aug 3, 2004
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.7 (9 votes)
Various Artists: The World's Greatest Tribute To Nirvana

Sound — 8
The sound of this album: Take Nirvana's sound, split up all of the punk, and metal influences and you've got this record. It's a compilation of bands that nirvana listened to and bands that influenced Nirvana the most. All of the bands on this album each cover a Nirvana song of their choice and put their own twist on it. It has a great sound. Some of the bands though kinda degrade some of the songs though, example: Dee Dee Ramones does Negative Creep. It is one of the worst covers I've ever heard. But what do you expect from a former ramone that is cracked out of his skull most of the time(no offense).

Lyrics — 9
These are covers for Christ sakes.

Overall Impression — 10
I saw this record in Hastings and I had to buy it. It features The Vibrators - Come As You Are, Blanks 77 - Smells Like Teen Spirit, UK Subs - Stay Away, Agent Orange - Serve The Servants, Dee Dee Ramone - Negative Creep, Vice Squad - Lithium, Flipper - Scentless Apprentice, DOA - All Apologies, Hawkwind - Motorhead, Iggy And The Stooges - Gimme Some Skin, The Germs (new germs) - Forming, Venom - Acid Queen, and an original track by The Numb Ones - Everything In Between. The 4 songs that I thought were the best (containing originality while still staying true to the song) were Vice Squad's cover of Lithium, The Vibrators' cover of Come As You Are, DOA's cover of All Apologies, and Agent Orange's cover of Serve The Servants. This is a great CD and I advise any hardcore fan of Nirvana to rush and buy this CD. Oh one more thing: If you aren't familiar with the punk band Flipper you probobly won't really like their cover of Scentless Apprentice.

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    This sounds like somethign I'd like. I like a lot of the bands who cover on this. Are some of these songs off like bootlegs and rare demos?