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Daniel Johns turns ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ into a Coldplay song

Daniel Johns turns ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ into a Coldplay song
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Wow. I don’t know which is worse. The idea of Daniel Johns (the Chris Martin soundalike guy from national embarrassment Silverchair) covering ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at a triple j party, the actuality of Daniel Johns (the whiny, wallpaper, Chris Martin soundalike guy from national embarrassment Silverchair) covering ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ with harp and piano at a triple j party, or those smug dickheads over at smug clickbait site BuzzFeed writing about the whole embarrassing scenario.

Let’s have a think about that, shall we?

1. Imagine that dickhead Daniel Johns turning ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ into a Coldplay song. Bad enough for you? Don’t proceed any further. (triple j’s new slogan: “Homogenising the nation’s taste for 40 years.)

2. Have a watch of this. Jesus fuck!

3. Read these smug dickhead words.

Johns sat at the piano and in front of 25,000 fans totally nailed Nirvana’s hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

Watch and listen to his haunting version in what has become an already iconic rendition for Australia’s young people.

Well played Daniel Johns, well played.

Underneath the last line, they’ve published a photograph of Kurt (wearing my Daniel Johnston T-shirt) shaking his head in apparent awe at how amazing this smug Chris Martin wannabe twat is. The irony of having Cobain approve of something he would have fucking detested without a shadow of a doubt, being lost on these smug dickhead self-congratulatory twats. “Already iconic?” Fucking twats.

From Cobain wannabe to Martin wannabe in under two decades… it’s been a long bumpy journey of downs and downers and downs for Silverchair.

Fucking shame on you: triple j, Daniel Johns, Buzzfeed and any other cunt that has bought into this. Shame on you.

gerund or present participle: homogenising
1. subject (milk) to a process in which the fat droplets are emulsified and the cream does not separate. “homogenised milk”
2. make uniform or similar. “a homogenised society”

I have a feeling Kurt would have appreciated this cover version an awful lot more.

8 Responses to Daniel Johns turns ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ into a Coldplay song

  1. Chris January 20, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I’m not going to watch it incase it puts me off playing the piano.

  2. awfurbyADrian January 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Worse than this – it was a ripoff of Tori Amos(?) who did exactly the same thing a few years ago. i.e. take a all the guts out of the song and sing it slowly at a piano.

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  4. Chris January 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    The most self indulgent rendition of any song, ever! Should we expect anything less from Daniel Johns. I tthink not!

  5. greg June 28, 2016 at 12:24 am

    You are all a bunch of disrespectful pieces of shit. Take the time out of your pathetic, pitiful existences to learn about Silverchair, where they got started and how they did it. Yes their style changed over the years, but so does every fucking band when they started out as 14 year olds writing multi platinum records and still going to school. If anyone has earned the right to ‘self indulgently’ cover a classic, its Johns. What a load of ignorant, arrogant bullshit. At least he didn’t bitch out and put a fucking gun in his mouth, without that, Nirvana would have been just another washout yank wank rock band. And for the record, Frogstomp shits all over Nevermind. Suck a dick.

  6. Lee Adcock June 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

    a) you’re 16 months late to the party. Way to be relevant.
    b) Maybe Nirvana would’ve been a washout yank wank rock band if Kurt lived. But don’t fault anyone for committing suicide. Show some respect for humanity.

  7. AdrianF (@awfurby) June 30, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Bahahahaha. Never forget that Daniel Johns wrote this:

    “We are the youth
    We’ll take your fascism away”


    “People dying for no reason at all
    Age is no difference or if you’re large or small”


    “There’s no bathroom, and there is no sink.
    The water out of the tap is very, hard to drink,
    Very hard to drink.”

    Truly a genius. Such insight into the human condition.

  8. Tiffani November 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Thats truely the real daniel johns is actualy died.

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