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Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ becomes a pop-punk classic with major chords

This is basically a Weezer song.

Jan 5, 2018, 10:33 am*

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Bryan Rolli 

Bryan Rolli

Twenty-six years ago, Nirvana revolutionized the rock landscape with Nevermind, a searing, angst-ridden collection of pop songs nestled inside a ragged punk shell. No song epitomizes this dichotomy better than the smash hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit”—and now, it’s getting the pop-punk facelift that nobody knew they wanted.

Vimeo user Sleep Good uploaded the newly imagined track yesterday under the title “Nirvirna – Teen Sprite,” and the description box reads, “a pop punk band from La Jolla, CA.” By simply changing all the minor chords to major chords, apparently via Auto-Tune, Sleep Good transformed the foundational grunge anthem into a summery pop-rock song that would sound right at home on Weezer’s debut album.

https://vimeo.com/249694026

Knowing Dave Grohl, rock n’ roll’s eternal good sport, expect the Foo Fighters to break out “Teen Sprite” on their upcoming tour.

H/T Brandon Morse

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*First Published: Jan 5, 2018, 10:31 am