Roughly three years in the past, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin carried out a canopy of Nirvana’s “A couple of Woman” that bought all types of consideration for all of the fallacious causes. In a brand new interview, the rock singer freely admits that the efficiency “seemed and gave the impression of shit.”
Throughout a go to to SiriusXM in early 2020, Scantlin was joined by his Puddle of Mudd bandmates for an acoustic rendition of the Nirvana traditional. Whereas the remainder of the band sounded positive, Scantlin was painfully off-key. Absolutely sufficient, the video went viral, with Scantlin initially responding, “Rise above others who try to take you down… Jealousy is poisonous, and poisonous individuals are a waste of time. We stroll away with nothing however a SMILE.”
Now, in a brand new dialog with SongFacts, Scantlin provided a little bit of an excuse, but in addition didn’t hesitate to criticize the efficiency. “I used to be acclimating and it was a tiring day, and I had already carried out 5 or 6 songs at one time,” defined Scantlin. “And by the point I bought to that one — which I shouldn’t even have performed as a result of I can not nail that music — I used to be a bit drained. It seemed and gave the impression of complete shit. However stay to struggle one other day, dude.”
It’s true that it’s onerous for anybody to nail Kurt Cobain’s vocals on “A couple of Woman.” It’s not a straightforward music to sing, as Scantlin discovered — albeit too late. However it’s one factor to overlook a notice or two, and one other factor to utterly butcher a music.
That every one stated, Scantlin seems to be in a greater place nowadays after being considerably of a fixture on TMZ for plenty of transgressions over time. As for a way he bought his life again on observe, he instructed SongFacts, “For my part, it’s eliminate the lurkers. Swap gears, change your playground and your playmates, hit some conferences, and run from evil freaking crazy-ass bitches.”
That stated, he has had some questionable episodes since that notorious “A couple of Woman” efficiency, together with a weird interview during which he freestyle rapped, one other one during which he blamed groupies for his poor singing, and an onstage meltdown throughout a present in Wisconsin a yr in the past.
Nonetheless, Scantlin and Puddle of Mudd are forging forward with a follow-up to their 2019 album Welcome to Galvania, with the singer revealing, “The album is mainly performed. It’s getting blended and mastered, and sprinkling the Disney magical fairy superior stuff on high of it’s John Kurzweg, who did [hit Puddle of Mudd albums] Come Clear and Life On Show. He’s making it occur, man. It’s unimaginable. It’s fantastic to take heed to. I pat myself on the again and provides credit score and like to every person who collaborated with me on this subsequent report.”
Till that new Puddle of Mudd album comes out, relive Wes Scantlin’s aforementioned efficiency of “A couple of Woman” within the video under. Simply be certain that there’s not a pack of untamed canines close by.