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THE GRUNGE MATCH - 123

Match 123:

Alice In Chains "Scalpel" (2013)
Nirvana "In Bloom" (Sub Pop Version) (1990)
Pearl Jam "Swallowed Whole" (2013)
Soundgarden "I Can't Give You Anything" (1992)

Take the most cheesy, uplifting positivity song Jerry Cantrell had in him for his solo career and make it worse.  That's "Scalpel".

This version of "In Bloom" was done for Sub Pop records in 1990.  It sounds like a demo of the "Nevermind" version, but with sloppier drums and not nearly as well produced.

"Swallowed Whole" is a decent little acoustic rock song.  It doesn't punch above its weight or anything, but it's a contender in it's class.  Other than being solid, it doesn't really have too many other attributes.

Sadly, this isn't a cover of Judy Garland's "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", but it is a Ramones song instead, so there's potential.  Man, the vocals don't even sound like Cornell; he's putting on a Ramones-like accent.  Other than that, it's a by-the-numbers, toothless cover.

"Swallowed Whole": 4
"In Bloom" (Sub Pop Version): 3
"I Can't Give You Anything": 2
"Scalpel": 1

TOTALS:

Soundgarden: 334
Alice In Chains: 313
Pearl Jam: 312
Nirvana: 271

And then there were four!

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