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Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute To Nirvana

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Mar 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Anagram
  • ASIN: B00005A7VK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Nirvana 20 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Overall, this album is worth having, if only to hear how your favourite Nirvana songs sound by someone else. There are mixed successes here, for example "Smells like Teen Spirit" keeps all the addictive qualities of the original, and it is clear that all the bands are putting their hearts into it, but when it comes down to it, this is just not Nirvana. However many times you listen to it, this will still sound like people ripping off your favourite band. Fans of the groups involved may find it enjoyable, but Nirvana fans will not like some of the efforts, for example DOA's or Turd's, because of the changes implicated to make a tribute album rather than a carbon copy. However, the strong songwriting skills of Cobain do shine through. My advice is get a mate to buy it, and listen to his copy!
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2.0 out of 5 stars I've heard better 2 Jan 2007
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In my opinion, this tribute album doesn't really work for me. Although it captures Kurt Cobain's dissident punk-rock attitude to music, it fails to convey the emotion that was present in Nirvana's music. It is interesting to hear the different renditions for a while, but at the end of the day, its just a tribute album and i would only buy this if your a Nirvana collector of everything that's not official. There are much better nirvana tribute albums out there such as the one with the dolphin on the cover.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Raw Nirvana 17 April 2013
By Mr Andy
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If you think that Nirvana's Nevermind was their best album then you probably won't like this. If however you think Nevermind, although having some tremendous songs was a little too silky smooth, a touch over produced, and prefer the rawness and aggression of Bleach (my own personal favourite Nirvana album), then this is well worth a listen and a place in your music collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Punk as Nirvana 13 April 2001
By James Jeffrey Gott - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Hey, As I was reading the reviews for this, I realized they were all biased.
A. This album is excellent, even if the songs are done in their own unique way. Nirvana's D-7 version didn't sound much like the Wipers now did it.
B. Even if the songs are different, it's done in Punk fashion. How many times do you hear a cover song that is done exactly the same as the origional. What's the point in that.
C. Flipper (who covers Scentless Apprentice) was one of Kurts favorite bands and I think their version of the song is a very good rendition of it. I do not believe he would be rolling over in his grave.
D. Do not buy this if you want the sounds of the origional Nirvana. Only Buy this if you want some other band's take on a great song. There are only 2 pretty true versions to the origionals (Dive and On A Plain)... I think Smells Like Teen Spirt is exceptionally good myself.
Thank you
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2.0 out of 5 stars Some good songs, but... 9 Feb 2005
By Cameron Brewer - Published on
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Let's get one thing straight, Nirvana WAS a punk band. Kurt grew up listening to punk rock. His favorite band was the Sex Pistols for a time (his favorite bands otherwise were the Beatles and the Pixies), his first concert he went to was a Black Flag show, and Nirvana actually opened for DOA a few times (he and Courtney met at a DOA concert). And in interviews, he would often claim that Nirvana was "just a punk band". Actually, some of the bands on here were bands he grew up listening to.

That said, this CD was probably more well intended than it is good. The Vibrators cover is too damn close to the original version, Flipper might as well have done one of their own songs because they sound just like Scentless Apprentice, and DOA sound more toungue-in-cheek than reverent (but Kurt probably would have liked it). Everything just sounds like your average punk tune, with nothing of Nirvana in them at all.

I think Nirvana should have punk tribute to them. Unfortunately, this isn't the one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smells like a great cd 1 Jun 2006
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Rubbish??!! Did you actually listen to this cd? It's (in my opinion as a HUGE Nirvana fan) an amzing compilation of the best punk bands (Uk Subs and Flipper)playing a fair deal of Nirvana's best tracks what could go wrong? What youve got to realize is punk isnt ment to be perfect, quite the opposite, and this collection of covers is a great example of how punk is ment to sound and its definetly a worthy tribute to Nirvana. I think they chose the Artists very wisley as most of theese bands , especially Flipper, are bands that Nirvana's sound was inspired by, so to have theese bands cover Nirvana songs is a great privilege for the band and im sure krist and dave would want kurt to hear it. I think the songs themselves are filled with this fresh new edge, which is all it needs because the songs are great in themselves and its interesting to hear the way other bands would play them. Everything about this cd is the exact definitive of punk, and its not just some idiots speeding the song up with distortion (it would be if rancid were on it) its a group of hardened punks doing what they do best- ripping shreds out of your cd player becasue as ive said before punk is not ment to sound perfect and the very rauchus and powerful covers are a prime example of that. I am personally gonna worship this cd as soon as i can get my hands on it. By Shaun Evans a.k.a Hippy Jim P.s. I did not have time to sign in or whatever so the kids reveiw will have to do hope this makes people see how much they are missing out on a great cd.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars its OK 13 Mar 2004
By S. M Smith - Published on
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Its Ok but not great, like the Cleopatra Records tribute to Metallica was. I had that one first, and then bought this one because they sort of go together. This is coming from a big Nirvana fan who's not a Metallica fan at all, too. The cuts in general are a bit uninspiring, although the disk has its high points. Deedee Ramone's "Negative Creep" is nowehere near as good as his "Jump In the Fire" on the other record is (RIP, Deedee). Same with Flipper. I think that perhaps even though the Nirvana material is good, it doesn't transfer as naturally to other bands as the Metallica stuff does. Too idiosyncratic. I may like Blanks 77 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cover best. Overall, this baby is not gonna spend weeks on end in my 5-disk machine next to the Metallica trib, which has a nearly permanent spot. Next I'm gonna have to get the Cleopatra tribute to NOFX to add to this series. I don't know all their songs, but I partied with 'em back in '87!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD -- Happy 36th Kurdt 21 Feb 2003
By A Customer - Published on
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I really dislike a lot of these reviews. First of all, calling these "bad punk bands" bad is an insult. They are all classic bands, which Nirvana was heavily influenced by. Also, most of these bands are/were Kurt's favorites, so he probably would've loved them. And here's my opinion:
There are two Nirvana fans: the ones who like Nirvana, as well as a bunch of "underground" bands like the Vaselines, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, the Pixies, Beat Happening, etc.
Then there are the 11 yr old mall trash kids who listen to Nirvana after listening to Slipknot or Limp Bizkit.
I like the CD, so whatever. Happy birthday Kurt, by the way.
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