Take Cover! The Polyphonic Spree Vs. Nirvana

When is a cover song better than the original? Only you can decide. This week: The Polyphonic Spree takes on Nirvana’s “Lithium.” MAGNET’s Edward Fairchild pulls the pin. Take cover!

Tim DeLaughter and his cult share the Kool-Aid and cast some sunshine on “Lithium,” Kurt Cobain’s dark ode to finding religion as a last resort. This version was released on the Spree’s 2006 Wait EP. When Nirvana cut the original, Cobain blew out his voice. The Spree probably blew some minds.

The Cover:

The Original:

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