It's Paul Anka's crazy, swingin' remake of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which he recorded for his cross-pollinating experiment of a Rock Swings album in 2006.
Watch Anka do it live, smiling and swingin' as he jazzes up lyrics like "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido."
This past Wednesday, February 22, 2012, marked the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol's death, which we remembered with this week's cover. As an institution, the Village Voice has a history of Warhol interactions, from the pop artist's many cameos in Jonas Mekas's seminal "Movie Journal" column to Warh ... More >>
So why is the Spike Lee-directed video for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" arriving now, in the holiday media doldrums, instead of October, when the song was first released, or a few weeks after that, when the movie named after the track finally came out? Perhaps because of the controversy that the ... More >>
Kylie! Photo by Santiago Felipe.In the week a tiny little boy named Falcon first captured America's heart and then threw up on that heart on live television and even rhymed about doing so in song, we swam feebly in the ocean of headlines involving both Michael Jackson and Paul Anka, DJ AM and ... More >>
Those (presumably few) who doubt the rampant cynicism of the post-MJ death blitz would do well to read Ben Sisario's piece in the Times today, which spells out the haste with which the Jackson camp brought "This Is It" to market. The song, it emerges, is not only 16-years-old, but not entirel ... More >>