WES SCANTLIN Says PUDDLE OF MUDD’s Cover Of NIRVANA’s ‘About A Girl’ ‘Looked And Sounded Like Total S**t’
PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin has looked back on their cover of NIRVANA‘s “About A Girl,” admitting that it was terrible.
PUDDLE OF MUDD‘s acoustic performance at the SiriusXM studios was posted online in January 2020, but it didn’t gain traction on YouTube until three months later. The video received backlash from viewers for Scantlin‘s off-key take on the iconic 1989 song.
When asked in a new interview with Songfacts what his thoughts are on his band’s “About A Girl” cover, Scantlin responded: “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.”
“Rise above others who try and take you down… I’m at my BEST NOW… and that’s all that matters,” he wrote. “I pray for all of you because we care. Jealousy is toxic, and toxic people are a waste of time. We walk away with nothing but a SMILE”