Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin recently shared his honest thoughts on his band’s cover version of Nirvana’s “About A Girl.” He belives that “it looked and sounded like total s**t.”
Wes Scantlin talks about the cover
Although Puddle of Mudd’s acoustic performance at the SiriusXM studios had been online since January 2020, it only blew up on YouTube three months later, with detractors blasting Scantlin’s off-key take on the iconic 1989 song.
Asked in a new interview with Songfacts what his thoughts are on his band’s “About A Girl” cover, Scantlin said: “Oh, yeah. You know what? I was acclimating and it was a tiring day, and I had already performed five or six songs at one time, and by the time I got to that one — which I shouldn’t even have done because I cannot nail that song — I was a little tired. It looked and sounded like total s**t. But live to fight another day, dude.”
In April 2020, Scantlin posted a message on social media in an apparent response to negative Internet chatter over who Puddle of Mudd’s rendition of “About A Girl”, calling the critics “toxic.” It has been noted that Puddle of Mudd’s version of “About A Girl” has exceeded 1.7 million views on YouTube with just around 4,700 likes.
Meanwhile, Puddle of Mudd’s latest album, “Welcome To Galvania”, was released in 2019 via Pavement Entertainment.
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