Yup, kids, that’s Charles Bradley covering Nirvana’s Stay Away.”  To say I had reservations about this pairing would be an understatement, thankfully my friend Matt would have none of it and threw it on a couple of weeks back while playing records at his house one night. In the hands of Bradley and the Menahan Street Band, “Stay Away” morphs into a swampy psychedelic soul jam — one totally indiscernible from the original. Trust me when I say “Monkey see, monkey do” never sounded so right.

The cover is culled from Spin magazine’s tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind.

MP3: Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band :: Stay Away
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3 Responses to “Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band :: Stay Away”

  1. heard this on kcrw the other night. yeah, i don’t think you can even really call it a ‘cover’.

  2. holy shit. damnnnn.

  3. Here is a great live performance by Charles Bradley in Montreal by Guerrilla Remote. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leprDpQXAGQ&feature=plcp&context=C450c83aVDvjVQa1PpcFNpEv32-AxRGwRnMgY6uCny9ew2ZgoQB9o%3D

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