Tori Amos’ haunting cover of Nirvana’s ”Smells Like Teen Spirit” made Kurt Cobain’s repertoire safe for female singer-songwriters; Love single-handedly reverses that trend, dismembering ”Come” with quivering oversinging, a tenuous relationship to pitch and keeping time, and a shaky gimmick (she’s accompanied only by herself on bass! Wow!). That a shred of the song’s power remains is testament to Cobain’s artistry, not Love’s ham-fisted interpretation. D
Come as You Are Tori Amos' haunting cover of Nirvana's ''Smells Like Teen Spirit'' made Kurt Cobain's repertoire safe for female singer-songwriters; Love single...Come as You AreRock Tori Amos' haunting cover of Nirvana's ''Smells Like Teen Spirit'' made Kurt Cobain's repertoire safe for female singer-songwriters; Love single...1997-10-17
Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Laura Love
Posted October 17 1997 — 12:00 AM EDT
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