Indie moguls Arcade Fire have honoured grunge greats Nirvana by playing a small snippet of their classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at a recent show in the latter band’s home state of Washington.
They slipped the tell-tale riff into the start of their own song ‘Rococo’ at the show in George, Washington on Friday August 8th. This follows the Fire’s trend of adding place – specific covers into their set, including The Smiths in London, R.E.M in Atlanta and Jane’s Addiction at a Los Angeles gig.
Frontman Win Butler has spoken before of how Nirvana have inspired Arcade Fire, saying in an interview with Stereogum that “artistically In Utero was a constant source of inspiration. It stands the test of time so well, and ‘All Apologies’ is one of the most beautiful songs ever written”.
Check out the video of the performance below.