This year alone we’ve seen Happy Gilmore, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill re-imagined in 8-bit. But what about your favorite ’90s music videos from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden? Well look no further, grunge fan, because the ever-nostalgic Internet is here to rock your socks off NES-style.
Fortunately for the flannel-wearing, Discman-listening, shaggy-haired set, YouTube channel Filthy Frackers has emerged with a gleeful grunge medley that’s as nostalgic in its form as it is in its content. Therein, classics like Nirvana’s “In Bloom” and Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” are re-imagined as if they were part of a pastel-tinted NES soundtrack — all 8-bit synth sounds and lo-fi drum hits. The resulting medley is pretty hilarious, especially when Scott Weiland’s vocals on Stone Temple Pilot’s “Sex Type Thing,” are replaced with the grating squeal of a high-pitched synthesizer line.
Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage,” the Melvins’ “Revolve,” Mad Season’s “River of Deceit,” and Alice in Chains’ “Man in the Box” also get the video-game treatment in the three minute-clip.