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5 O'Clock Shadow 1-4-13: Come As You Are

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The old story is that when executives at Geffen were looking to pick a single from Nevermind, the first thought was to go with the mid-tempo Come As You Are, as opposed to Smells Like Teen Spirit. They ended up going with what would become the biggest song of the early 90's...but I've always had a bit of a soft spot in my heart that amazing intro line (which I successfully could play on bass, coupled with the riff from spybreak, the extent of my musical ability)....


Gregory and the Hawk  do a sweet version of it, and the arrangement is lovely.