Ukulele Orchestra

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Entertainment

Does Nirvana.
There are 129 comments:
Male 388
I love how at 1-30 the guy on the left stats headbanging.. but the arseholes got the notation wrong..

1&2 2&3&4&5& x2 should be correct

also the bride from chorous to verse has a bend in for atmosphere where they pause (guitar it is a bend on the G)

AND WHERE THE HELLS THE SOLO-

kurt cobain will be spitting in his grave that another of his song has been butchered.. well actually TBH he probably wouldn`t give a drat.

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Male 1,496
wow that guy can`t sing
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Male 1
More info on the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain here http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/hom...

The Guitar which most of you are referring to is not a guitar its a Baritone Ukulele.

English speakers often call the instrument the "uke" (yook) or "ukulele" (yoo-koo ley-lee), whereas given the instrument`s Hawaiian origin, it might be more accurate to say the "uku" (oo koo), or "ukulele" (oo koo lay lay). In Hawaiian apparently, all syllables end with a vowel and `e` is always pronounced as a long `a`. The conventions of transliteration from Hawaiian probably allow both spellings: ukulele and ukelele. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain use the former spelling but they don`t speak Hawaiian. (Extract from the UOBG website)

It is all tongue and cheek, their repertoire ranges from George Formby covers to the Sex Pistols!!!

Encouraged me to pick up a uke

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Female 3
Oh... my... god... if Kurt was still alive, he`d be dead after that performance... music was okay, vocals just sucked...
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Male 78
huh....that was disturbing
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Female 53
I actually liked it better than the original ^^
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Female 818
*gasp* That`s not a ukulele! Oh, for shame, guitar player. For shame.

I liked how the one guy with the long hair on the end was REALLY into it and, like, headbanging or something. That was the funniest part.

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Male 70
The more i hear from nirvana, the more pist i get about kurt being dead........
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Female 267
gbdhbjklgfdb.lfngbln i had to stop watching that when the dude started singing. and some guys were like fighting in the beginning
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Female 47
that is honestly one of the funniest things i have ever seen
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Female 1,382
BWHAHAHA what a .::G R E A T::. singer.
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Female 1
go to ukuleleorchestra.com and they tell you exactly why they do it, where they come from, and why their TONGUE IN CHEEK humor is so freakin` hilarious
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Female 124
haha that`s such a british thing to do
GO US BRITS WOOOO
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Female 712
I likeed it. Kurt would just laugh at it and appreciate it like he should.
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Male 20
ight guys irt was a koke i rember watching this at new years a couple years bak and i loved it its just a laugh get over it
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Female 630
ok now ive seen it, the lead singer is bloody amazing lmao ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that was hilarious.
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Male 168
That was how Kurt orignally wanted the song to sound but the record company over-ruled him.
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Female 447
Helloooo....you can`t sound like Kurt Cobain if you annunciate! Gawd!
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Male 91
I thought it was great. Fun seeing a new spin on a song I like, and its all in good fun.
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Male 18
haha that was pretty kool
nothing really impressive though, just fun to watch :D
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Male 233
i liked it
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Male 9
Instruments :) + Vocals :( = OK Performance :|
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Female 119
i could swear this is a repost...it seems VERY familiar...hmmmm....but anyways, COOL!!!!!!
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Male 89
ass wipe
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Male 89
its like ukulele meets guy who tries rock but fails and still likes it and then sings in a ukulele
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Female 230
that guy couldnt sing to save his life...but i did like the actual ukelele music.
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Male 888
I liked it, the singing could use some work, but I liked it.
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Female 263
sorry if I missed anything or repeating anything someone else said cause I`m way to tired to read throught the comments, but from what few I DID read you should have more respect. they wern`t doing this just to "be cool" or anything I thought it was awesome that they wanted to memorialize *if that`s a word* the awesome band of Nirvana. Kurt whould think it pretty cool that His very own music was known throughout the whole place while a very classy band played part in his music. As would you if your stupid little lyrics you decided to write down, was later redone over and over again even after you pass and made a legend. I give them thumbs up.
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Female 670
Kurt Cobain is rolling in his grave


nice music but he must have singing lessons

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Male 451
nice singing
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Female 92
no wonder kurt shot himself
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Male 1,152
i agree with the people who said

"WTF was that?"
"Kurt would be rolling in his grave"
and "this is why Kurt killed himself"

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Female 18
That was weird in about 300 different ways. It`s a cool idea but the singer drove me nuts. It was cool in the beginning, but the singer? What language did he normally speak?
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Male 136
Rofl...that guy with the long hair was like "ooh, I`m such a rocker, rockin` on my ukelele..."
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Female 420
how did no one notice that he said "a mulatto, an albino, a misquito, an albino" instead of the right phrase, "a mulatto, an albino, a misquito, my libido" how annoying. other than that it was great.
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Female 13
**foriegn.
right? ahah.
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Female 13
And maybe forign..
With a speech impediment.
But I`ve still heard worse. =]
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Male 318
just i`snt the same without the screaming gain that just punches you, this just creeps you out.
but i agree, kurt would think this is cool if he was alive
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Female 13
Uhm, can we say amazing?
Most of you seem to disagree, and I have no idea why.
I wish I could play a ukelele like that.
And the guy didnt sing THAT horribly.
It wasnt off key, that I noticed.
Just a little lower & more .. gruff? .. than most people are used to.
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Male 555
Very true Osprey39
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Male 68
frickin awesome! yet fricken weird....

the guy sucked at singing....

it was kind of gay....yet cool....in a way

was the dude on the end a guy or a girl?....

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Female 37
cool
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Male 1,407
Most overrated song ever. Nirvana has so many better songs.
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Male 213
It`s a very interesting concept, but I didn`t think it was particularly well done. I would like to hear a more serious piece of theirs.
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Male 24
That was the best I`ve ever heard Nirvana sound.
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Male 1,866
"ah feel stooopid!"
that line pretty much describes what he`s feeling.
wow, it was a happy version of the song, with a pooty ass singer...
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Female 32
Did anyone else notice the two guys in the background like slapping eachother when the guy was talking? It was around the 10-second mark.
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Female 28
It was ok. The guy annunciated the words too well tho.
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Male 91
HAha i want to go see them live
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Female 21
The guy singing just messed it all up for me. Otherwise, it was pretty cool.
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Male 2,057
bloody jools holland...if you put his voice together with a ukelele then you get George "when im cleaning windows" Formby

and wtf with that singer? the song was totally inappropriate

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Male 594
lol imho lol zors!!11!!

i m a 14 yar old druulin` idgit

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Male 135
i want a ukelele :D
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Female 630
I like nirvana, they are amazing! It didnt work though (the video)
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Female 136
Nirvana are overrated, imho, but still, it was pretty cool :-)

Jools Holland rocks!

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Male 916
That was some serious tongue-in-cheek.
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Female 879
That suprised me..
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Male 733
that was wiked!
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Male 555
Kurt Cobain is my hero
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Male 1,586
1) Kurt Cobain loved the fact that Weird Al made a parody of this song, therefore I feel pretty safe saying he would`ve found this amusing.
2) The Hawaiian pronunciation would be "oo-keh-lay-lay" not "you-kuh-lail-ee." But who cares. I don`t say Croissant the way the French do.
3) That guy on the far left with all the hair looked like Johnny Winter! HA.
4) Jools Holland is teh cool. Very odd, very talented man.
5) I have to go take a dump now.
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Female 114
Acoustic bass doesn`t count, the naughty people. It was fun until they guy started singing, if he was better the whole thing would have been. And that is how people in Britain pronounce Ukulele btw. How proud they must feel to be part of the `Great Britain Ukulele Squad`
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Female 57
I liked it. Not so much the sining, but the fact that it`s a ukulele band. :)
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Female 494
Aaaaagh! That man`s singing made me soooo ill. He`s horrible...
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Female 13
Hey, That was cool I`m sure Kurt would like it. ( know I`m showing my age) I was really onto it!!
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Female 6
Nice ukulele-playing . . . but I couldn`t watch the whole thing due to the lead singer. I turned it off about halfway through. His facial expressions were entertaining, however.
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Male 138
they butchered it. 1 star.
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Female 252
Took a sniff but, it didn`t smell like Teen Spirit to me. It smelled like old farts. However, for old farts, I must say, not bad.
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Female 408
woah...*ticks off hearing a ukelele orchestra play nirvana on my things to do before i die list*
wtf? I mean...ugh. He couldn`t sing...and to the guy who said he pronounced `ukelele` wrong, it`s how it is pronounced over here, we don`t moan at you for saying aluminum instead of aluminium.
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Male 2,605
Brilliant. And I`m willing to bet that guy was the singer because he was the *best* from all of them.
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Female 2,074
F*cking awesome.
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Male 80
That was actually good. Not the singing but the music and everything. I love that song!
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Female 191
Omg, it was pretty good until that dude opened his mouth...
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Female 695
omg, that singer annoys me, who came up with this stupid idea too make this ukulele orchestra?
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Male 331
that was dratin good!! u draters cant see past the fact they sound different for drat sake embrace it and give them credit....i doubt u could perform on national tv as well as that...it take more guts that to disrespect people on a forum....for drats sake SHUT THE drat UP >-(
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Male 375
i think it woulda been awesome if it had been solely an instrumental...i had to turn it off when the guy started singing
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Male 1
I saw these guys in concert last year, they were great. Very tounge in cheek. Their version of miss dynamite was tremendous!
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Male 334
I think it would have been cool if THAT guy diddnt sing. he sucks more than elton john.
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Male 160
I liked it nirvana suck so it`s nice someone pissing off their fans btw this is on Jools` holands friday night bbc1 don`t misss it kids :)
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Female 1,463
lol tht made me chuckle
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Female 70
thats the coolest thing ever
i like the one guy trying to mosh in the beginning
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Male 21
I am sorry that was some awaosum poo! Cobain is probly waching that going `damm i wish people would have done that when i was alive` (RIP Kurt Cobain)
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Male 1,265
I remember when Nirvana played Top of the Pops here in Britain. It was back when all the acts mimed instruments and just sang along to a soundtrack, and Cobain comes on slowly waving his hands against his guitar like an idiot, just to show that it was a soundtrack, and when he sang it was an octave lower than it should have been. Priceless.
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Female 655
Oh Lord, that made my day. Definately made me smile. =)
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Male 1,225
It started off well... love the song... but I had to turn it off after the guy started singing... my ears started bleeding...
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Male 215
I remember watching this on TV. It would be much better if the guy could sing a little better.
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Female 173
they could have had a better singer.
it was cool though
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Female 9
Haha that was good! They obviously weren`t meant to be serious, or, for that matter, be imitating Nirvana or Kurt. They played that song `coz its something most people will recognize, and as a result of that they can then appreciate the humour in it being played on a yukulele by middle-aged men in tuxedos!!
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Male 152
ukelele orchestra... now THERE`S something appropriate for i-am-bored.com
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Female 145
i thought it was pretty cool, the singer and the headbanger were pretty into it, i think Cobain would have been proud.
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Male 133
The title should have read: Ukelele orchestra smells like teen spirit.
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Male 594
Absolutely wonderful.

I love stuff that makes teen wanna-bes mad.

Get angry, disenfranchised children! This ukelele orchestra has damaged your dead god!!!

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Female 82
Wow we have a Ukelele orchestra? Learn soemthing new everyday.

It was kinda ok until he started singing.

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Male 1,265
It was seriously missing Dave Grohl on the drums.
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Female 316
meh. Tori Amos` cover was better.
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Male 123
weer stop using the word noob it`s pretty anoying. It`s like you are trying to call someone a `nob!` and got lost along the way
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Male 42
This is exactally why kurt killed himself, for fear that something like this would happen. This is terrible, no one wants to see middle aged people trying to be cool. Espically through the use of ukulele
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Male 186
that was awesome. and clearly not supposed to sound actually like nirvana-- it was just supposed to be fun. i mean, who plays nirvana in a tux on a ukalele and is serious?
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Male 662
"worst immatation of Kurt Cobain`s voice"????

I don`t think they were trying to Imitate Kurt...He was just singing it...How is it a imitation?

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Female 2
oh yeah and how is ukalele supposed to be said?
and by the way not all english people sound like that bloke
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Female 32
Trust us brits lol
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Female 184
I`ve heard them before on radio...they`re usually better than that. What a crap singer! lol. headbanging guy was alright though.
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Female 2
i remember seeing this it was hilarious! ;-)
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Male 1,115
no thx on this one.
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Male 2
This Was done on New Years Eve/Day 2004 2005 on Jools Holland`s New Year Hootanany

When my Dad and I saw it We couldn`t stop laughing, I have since been to 4 of their concerts and they do many many varied pieces of music some of which you can sample in their website and buy their albums

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Male 30
Noob bands sound better than them
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Male 7
oh no! someone`s butchering nirvana...wait, there`s nothing to butcher anyway
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Male 1,385
How does an acoustic bass count as a ukulele???? love the ovation made ukulele
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Female 572
"I like how the guy pronounces the word Ukulele wrong"

I think that`s how all people in Britain say it, I would say it like he did...

That was... interesting... I like how all the audience is trying to prove they are cool by jumping up and down and singing along, or tapping their tables, then they realise how stupid they look and stop and laugh like it was a joke.

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Female 58
Yeah that guy with the long hair was awesome. The song itself got boring halfway through though.
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Male 923
Lol, two best parts was the one guy headbanging, and near then end it shows one girl in her seat dancing all messed up, that made me laugh.
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Male 17
That was pretty awesome. But perhaps the best part is that dude with a clock on his head.
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Female 299
I thought that was funny.....espec. the guy on the head headbanging...he had the right hair for it!

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Male 19
lmao....omg that was great....but...imagine them all headbanging slipknot style...HA
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Female 23
they did it tongue*

/hate not having an edit button.

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Female 23
That was brilliant. It`s obviously clear that they did it is tongue in cheek - there`s no reason Cobain would be turning in his grave. Like someone else said, he`d think it was cool as hell if he were alive.

It`s people like Avril Levine and Jessica Simpson who disgrace great works of music by thinking their steaming pile of #$%@ remakes merit critical praise and serious consideration.

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Male 28
Kurt Cobain is rolling in his grave
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Male 203
i thought it was sick myself
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Male 128
that was terrible on so many levels
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Male 2,567
god damned singer
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Male 1,521
They Suck!
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Female 3,562
LOL FWT
worst immatation of Kurt Cobain`s voice I ever heard.
But that was pretty funny for about 30 seconds.
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Male 820
kurt would be turning in his grave. boo
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Male 2,372
Wow. Now I feel stupid and contagious.
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Male 129
I like how the guy pronounces the word Ukulele wrong. It`s an Hawaiian instrument and the vowels are pronounced different.

The performance was quite original...

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Female 50
I agree with with xp that the it would have been more enjoyable if the guy could sing. I couldn`t tell if this was a serious performance or if they were purposely trying to be bizarre.
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Female 1,033
that was weird but cool in some retarded kind of way. i couldnt listen to the whole thing though
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Male 522
If the guy could sing at all it would have been much better. Cool tho, i think Kurt would think that was cool if he wasn`d dead as hell.
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Female 50
What the hell was that???
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Male 10,115
Link: Ukulele Orchestra [Rate Link] - Does Nirvana.
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