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Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Gets Transformed Into a Symphonic Masterpiece

Nirvana’s biggest hit ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ has been covered by many artists since its debut in the early ’90s, but it’s never been heard quite like this. Australian-based band Aston transformed the gritty rocker from a grunge anthem to one of their self-proclaimed symphonic masterpieces.

Although this is probably not what Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl had in mind when they recorded the song, it’s hard to argue the beauty that this instrumental version of the song holds. It offers up an entirely different vibe to the hit and a world of new possibilities.

Powered by two violinists, a cellist, a pianist and a percussionist, Aston are classically trained musicians who enjoy taking songs from modern music and revamping them into their own signature symphonies. Based on a sampling from their YouTube page, Aston usually stick to contemporary pop hits so the Nirvana track was a nice change of pace and will hopefully open the doors for some other rock conversions. Do you think they take requests?

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