Kurt Cobain before Nirvana

Kurt Cobain  first approached Krist Novoselic (later the bassist and co-founder of Nirvana) about starting a band when they both attended the same high school in Washington. Kurt gave Krist a demo titled Illiteracy will prevail  from his project Fecal Matter in an attempt to convince Krist to form a band with him. This is one of the songs from the demo

The grungy sound that Nirvana is usually hailed as the creators of is present here in an even more raw and gritty form. It is surprising that it took Krist three years to finally agree to form a band with Kurt!

Kurt Cobain when he was younger

An acoustic version of Killing in the Name of?

Before Biffy Clyro gained global success with the release of their album Only RevolutionsThey performed a cover of Rage against the Machine‘s ‘Killing in the Name of.’ What differentiates this cover from the rest is the intimate, acoustic sound that the band create to make the song sound like their own.

This cover was first heard in 2008 and the band performed it at Reading festival in 2008 when they performed on the BBC introducing stage which went down well with the audience, who began singing along by the end of the song. 

 

Jack Whites first companion

The Upholsterers

Jack and Brian of The Upholsterers

Before Alison Mosshart, Brendan Benson and even before Meg White, there was Brian Muldoon. Muldoon was a part of the short lived band The Upholsterers with Jack White which only created three songs. Here is one of them which is a Willie Dixon cover of  I Ain’t Superstitious

The songs appear on the White Stripes album The Legendary Lost Tapes which also features early covers done by Whites most successful band The White StripesThese early songs demonstrates the rawness Jack White possessed which is no longer evident in his more recent projects

Karen O doing it solo

Recently, there has been a lot of hype surrounding the Yeah Yeah Yeahs  as the release date for their newest album Mosquito  lingers closer. Several years before the success that this band has gained however, there was an album titled ‘KO at home’ which consisted of 14 acoustic tracks created by Karen O which was leaked on the internet. There was only one copy made which the lead singer had created for her friend Dave Sitek, who is the guitarist in the experimental rock band TV on the Radio. Here is the sixth track of the album titled “Pumpkins”

If you wish to find out more about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new album then follow this link: http://prettymuchamazing.com/music/stream/yeah-yeah-yeahs-under-the-earth