Tori Amos Cover Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ [Audio]
In 1992, Tori Amos became the first artist to cover Nirvana's earth-shattering hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Featured as a B-side to single "Crucify" from her debut solo album, Little Earthquakes, Amos' cover was a delicate rendition led by her powerful vocals and haunting piano work.
Now, a couple of decades later, the cover will get another release, this time as part of the deluxe edition of Little Earthquakes, set to hit the streets in mid-April via Rhino Records. You can hear the official studio track in the player above.
Along with the deluxe reissue of Amos' debut, Rhino will be releasing a remastered double-disc of her sophomore effort, Under the Pink. Both editions will feature B-sides and rarities, and will receive proper vinyl releases for the first time in the U.S. You can get more information on both records at Amos' official website.
So, as you revisit Amos' cover of the grunge classic, what do you think? Does she doe Nirvana justice? Compare her version to the original below, and then let us know what you think in the comments section: