Tom Iansek, Joanna Syme and company took to the triple j studios to cover ‘Come As You Are’, one of the most influential songs from Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind, breaking Like A Version’s ‘Nirvana Curse’ in the process; multiple acts have pitched a Nirvana song for the segment in the past, but have had to pull out due to sickness and other reasons.
Big Scary’s slowed-down version of the song was backed by piano, bongos and saxophone, and while it’s had some positive reactions…
Reflections of Angelo B's epic Twin Peaks theme in Big Scary's majestic Like A Version cover of Come As You Are (Nirvana).
— Patrick 👻 Avenell (@Patrickavenell) March 30, 2017
— Meg (@Meg_sy) March 30, 2017
…it’s also received some pretty negative ones:
What has been heard cannot be un-heard. A not so great #LikeAVersion this morning.
— Sarah-Louise (@SLHerring11) March 30, 2017
— Scott Graham (@ScottyBobby1) March 30, 2017
Nirvana’s music previously appeared on Like A Version in October last year, when Violent Soho literally performed four seconds of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ before covering Silversun Pickups’ ‘Lazy Eye’, so we’re not counting that as a full-on Nirvana cover.
While in the triple j studios, Big Scary also performed their original song ‘The Opposite Of Us’. Watch both performances, below.