"Stay Away," U.K. Subs
On this cover of "Stay Away," (which appeared on the 2001 compilation, "Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute To Nirvana") Charlie Harper of London-based punk stalwarts U.K. Subsinfuses the Seattle sound with lilted sing-speak vocals over pulsing guitars and drums, his bratty sneer giving the track that distinct British punk feel.
"On a Plain," Animal Collective
Grossly deviating from the original, am acoustic cover of "On a Plain" by experimental psychedelic band Animal Collective was recorded live at NYC-based record store Other Music on August 16, 2004. The track, slowed to highlight its lugubrious nature, has never been formerly released, though this heady video dropped.
"Something In the Way," Seether
Seether mastermind Shaun Morgan is no stranger to Nirvana covers, but rarely tackles the intimate "Nevermind" closure, "Something in the Way," live. In this stripped down acoustic recording, the South African frontman channels a very convincing Kurt Cobain, drifting not far from the original.
"Endless/Nameless" may be the hidden track at the back-end of "Nevermind," but it didn't get past Muse, or the astute fan at the end of the video. The U.K. arena rockers ran through a few minutes of it at Coachella 2010, giving guitarist Matthew Bellamy an excuse to wreak havoc on one of his amps... literally.