Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute to Nirvana
|Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute To Nirvana|
|Compilation album by various artists|
|Genre||Punk rock, hardcore punk|
The album's title came from the amalgamation of Nirvana's signature song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and their debut album Bleach. It contains twelve Nirvana songs from different releases, mainly Nirvana's second studio album, Nevermind, and despite the title only a single song comes from Bleach.
All tracks written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.
|1.||"Come as You Are"||The Vibrators||3:50|
|2.||"Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl)||Blanks 77||3:33|
|3.||"Stay Away"||UK Subs||2:49|
|4.||"On a Plain"||Agent Orange||2:23|
|6.||"Negative Creep"||Dee Dee Ramone||2:53|
|8.||"Something in the Way"||Burning Brides||2:57|
|9.||"Scentless Apprentice" (Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl)||Flipper||4:10|
|11.||"Aneurysm" (Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl)||Dr. Know||4:34|
|12.||"Dive" (Cobain, Novoselic)||Inner City Unit||3:39|
- Tracks 1-5, 7-8 were originally performed by Nirvana in the album Nevermind.
- Track 6 was originally performed by Nirvana in the album Bleach.
- Tracks 9-10 were originally performed by Nirvana in the album In Utero.
- Track 11 was originally performed by Nirvana in the album Incesticide.
- Track 12 was originally performed by Nirvana on the "Sliver" single. It can also be found on Incesticide
The liner notes to Smells Like Bleach were written by Dave Thompson. In it, he describes Smells Like Bleach as Nirvana's "first ever tribute album." In actual fact, the tribute album Smells Like Nirvana: A Tribute to Nirvana was released before Smells Like Bleach (6 June 2000).
In the seventh paragraph, Thompson writes that "if the Hall of Fame has not collapsed beneath the weight of its own oxymoronic irrelevance by then, watch for Kris Novoselic and Dave Grohl to be invited out to Cleveland sometime around the year 2017."
Artists become eligible for induction into the performers category of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twenty-five years after the releases of their first records. Thompson was postulating that Nirvana would be indicted in 2017 because 2017 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Nirvana's second studio album, Nevermind, reaching number one on the Billboard charts (11 January 1992). But, since their first studio album, "Bleach", was released 15 June 1989, the first year Nirvana was actually eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame was 2014. As it so turns out, Nirvana was indeed inducted into the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility (10 April 2014), and the induction ceremony was held Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center, not Cleveland.