Nirvana - "The Man Who Sold The World" (David Bowie cover)
In 1993, Nirvana performed a cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” during their MTV Unplugged set. Unlike Bowie’s version, there aren’t as many additional background instruments being used. Nirvana’s rendition is also slightly slower than the original. But the main difference is really in the sound of Kurt Cobain’s voice in comparison to David Bowie’s voice. Bowie has a very showy element to his performances, and Cobain delivered his vocals with the kind of raw emotion that could deliver chills.