The YouTube channel Filthy Frackers have put together an animated medley of grunge’s greatest hits retrofitted to sound like the soundtrack to an old school NES video game. If you’ve ever imagined Nirvana as the soundtrack to Tetris, this could be your new favorite thing.
The chiptune compilation features game-ready takes on tracks by grunge heroes like Nirvana’s “In Bloom”, Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage”. There’s also a music filled with 8-bit Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots banging their digitized heads alongside Donkey Konkey and Super Mario, with plunger in hand.
The YouTubers have also put together a memorable version of “Hunger Strike”, featuring distraught 8-bit versions of Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell. But if you prefer your 8-bit soundtracks made by indie rockers (instead of your indie rockers turned into 8-bit soundtracks), check out The Advantage who have been releasing their own version of video game soundtracks for years, like this take on the “Castlevania” theme.