Video Roundup: Nirvana's Cover Songs

Video Roundup, Local Music
04/04/2014
Matt Pritchard

On the 20th anniversary of his death, KEXP is celebrating the life of one of Seattle's greatest musicians. On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain took his own life but left an indelible legacy for musicians and fans across the world. Throughout the day on Friday, April 4, KEXP DJs are playing a variety of songs celebrating Cobain, Nirvana and the Seattle grunge scene he helped shape. On the blog, we have a special video roundup. Whereas in the past, we've gathered a diverse number of Cobain's influences and other bands' covers of Nirvana's grungy jams, here we've collected videos of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana covering other musicians' songs. The list ranges from Lynyrd Skynyrd's down-home "Sweet Home Alabama" to Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun." The videos showcase not only Cobain's body of knowledge and appreciation for music, but also his manifold talents and otherworldly stage presence. Come as you are, and honor Cobain here:

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