A musician has used his expertise to to show Nirvana‘s ‘Stay Away’ right into a coronavirus-related public service announcement.
The artist, who on YouTube goes by the identify Urian Hackney, movies himself taking part in the completely different elements of the song on drums, guitar, and bass – and in addition does his finest gravelly voiced Kurt Cobain impression.
He rewords the lyrics, together with “Wipe every surface clean (I sanitise!) / Stock up on rice and beans (I sanitise!)” on the verse, and “stay inside” on the refrain.
‘Stay Away’ seems on Nirvana’s breakthrough 1991 album ‘Nevermind’. The authentic song lyrics finish with the road “God is gay”, which is identical phrase a teenage Cobain was arrested for after he was discovered spray-painting it on varied vans in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington.
Hackney isn’t the one musician utilizing the coronavirus pandemic to entertain and inform individuals. Neil Diamond today (March 22) changed the lyrics to his hit ‘Sweet Caroline’ to educate people on how to slow the spread of the virus.
Dozens of different musicians have been internet hosting stay streams within the final week to maintain followers entertained whereas self-isolating at residence. The likes of Christine And The Queens, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, U2’s Bono and Yungblud have broadcasted performances from their properties or studios.
See NME’s record and deep-dive into the rise of digital gigs through the coronavirus disaster here.