no81bob top 20 2011: No 3 Lithium – The Polyphonic Spree

So nearly twenty years on, I revisit Nevermind and this time will listen all the way through!  And its not a disappointment – there are four obvious outstanding tracks : Smells like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, Lithium and In Bloom – but also a very strong supporting cast.  The manic rejections of Breed, the deeply disturbing Polly, the moribund Something in the Way all add up to classic rock but boy do you feel depressed at the end.  Kurt Cobain went on to kill himself three years later…

… to end on a feel-good Neil-good note here’s Polyphonic Spree’s totally uplifting and mad version of  Lithium

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Not sure that’s what Kurt had in mind, and I guess its all a bit too late to find out now.

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