New Cover: Nirvana – In Bloom

Updated 2020-07-03: Mixing/Mastering tweaks.

Although the songs I produce are 90% covers in many different genres, I’ve never hit Grunge, so I decided to record my favorite song by Nirvana.

That said, here’s my arrangement of “In Bloom”, from what I consider their finest album, “Nevermind”.

Kurt Cobain - Wings - In Bloom

RIP to Mr. Cobain, you’re sorely missed. His joining the other members of the “27 Club” was such a tragedy, especially when you think about the music he might still be producing today.

Nevermind - Album cover


Credits:

Arrangements, all instruments and vocals by Craig Guerrieri.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Craig Guerrieri at Cygnus Studios, Florida, USA. ©2020.
Technical: REAPER DAW, input from Behringer UMC1820 and ADA8200 A/D interfaces.

Instruments:

  • Fender Stratocaster guitar
  • Fender Telecaster guitar
  • Fender Jazz bass guitar
  • Guitar amplification by Line 6; Effects by AZOR and GOKKO
  • DW Drums with Zildjian, Paiste and Wuhan cymbals

In the end, I hope you’ll find my version a fitting tribute to Cobain…

Click to listen to “In Bloom” on Soundclick.

Your comments and discussion are welcome there or below, as always!


“In Bloom”
Music and Lyrics by Kurt Cobain

Sell the kids for food
Weather changes moods
Spring is here again
Reproductive glands

He’s the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it means, when I say…

We can have some more
Nature is a whore
Bruises on the fruit
Tender age in bloom

He’s the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it means, when I say…

2 thoughts on “New Cover: Nirvana – In Bloom

  1. It was a lot of fun to record, not so much to mix… Took a while. The main problem here (as usual) is my voice. I think it may be okay on the verses, but I just can’t get up to where Cobain is on the choruses.

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