Smells Like Teen Spirit Isolated Vocals

nirvanaI love me some grunge, so I thoroughly enjoyed this find. It's Kurt Cobain's vocal track for Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and it's pretty awesome.

Not to be outdone, here's another grunge god who died far too early. This is Layne Staley's vocal tracks for Alice in Chains' Man in the Box.

Love it.

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Love, love, love Alice in Chains.

March 2, 2012 / 06:37


I too love Alice In Chains. Please post more of these as you find them. Regardless of the artist, it is interesting to hear the vocal track.

March 2, 2012 / 09:20


That reverb on Staley's voice in the choruses is badass. And I like that they didn't edit out all his weird grunts and gulps while he recovers from all the shouting.

Interesting to hear all the weird little recording artifacts on Smells, too. And the "hello, hello" parts sound like some other guy in the room adjacent to the studio.

March 2, 2012 / 10:04

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I once saw an awesome doc on the making of Nevermind in which Butch Vig explained how he got that layered sound.

Here it is:

March 2, 2012 / 10:07


Grunge is the best, ain't it? #1991 rulez!

March 2, 2012 / 10:08


Well that's just good stuff right there.

March 2, 2012 / 12:45


Layne sounds outstanding!

March 2, 2012 / 12:52

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Layne does sound outstanding. Love his vocals.

Here's something I wrote about Mad Season and Layne:

March 2, 2012 / 12:55


Given Layne's "Shove my nose in [b]spit[/b]" radio-edit, I wonder if these are the vocal tracks from Rockband/Guitar Hero. I understand that for most songs, they were given the masters.

If so, hurrah. It's at treat to be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at works of art.

March 2, 2012 / 14:47

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