The Rick Astley / Nirvana Mash-Up: A Not Very Good Attempt To Make Kurt Cobain Rickroll Over In His Grave

noah | July 20, 2009 9:30 am

Despite attempts to quash the Internet trend of Rickrolling—which included Twitter whacking of Rick Astley—the phenomena of playing “Never Gonna Give You Up” at odd moments is still making enough people on the internet snicker for the meme to persist. Keeping that in mind, here is “Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up,” a blend of Astley’s 1987 track with the song that broke a little Washington band called Nirvana only a few years later. After the jump, hear why this mash-up was basically concocted for the purposes of making its creator, DJ Morgoth, have his 15 seconds of Digg fame and little else.

Ugh, right? I mean, how much lazier can you get? No pitch-shifting? No trying to make the thing a song, instead of an attempt to get Twitter traction? My antipathy toward this particular attempt at online infamy is only reinforced by “Smells Like Booty,” a blend of “Teen Spirit” and Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” put forth by the master DJs Soulwax at the turn of this decade:
Much better.Nirvana vs. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up [YouTube]Destiny’s Child vs. Nirvana – Smells Like Booty [YouTube]