One day I might stop obsessing over Lake Highlands High School grad and emerging rock princess Annie Clark, St. Vincent. But today is not that day.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just inducted Nirvana.
The band reunited at the induction ceremony, sans its lead singer Kurt Cobain (death doesn’t necessarily preclude a music-show performance these days, but, nope, no Cobain appearance aside from a bunch of old photos).
Nirvana 2014 (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear) played four songs featuring a different female lead vocal on each, which worked out incredibly well, I think.
Rock legends Joan Jett and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon respectively rocked out to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Aneurysm.”
Those were two remarkably tough acts to follow, but Clark, who was in elementary school during Nirvana’s zenith, owned her faithful contribution to “Lithium.”
(In addition, her early 90s-style, Flintstone-esque fitted dress was fabulous.)
Another relatively new female vocalist, Lorde, wrapped up Nirvana’s set singing “All Apologies.”