Music Review: 'Come As You Are'
Tori Amos’ haunting cover of Nirvana’s ”Smells Like Teen Spirit” made Kurt Cobain’s repertoire safe for female singer-songwriters; Love single-handedly reverses that trend, dismembering ”Come” with quivering oversinging, a tenuous relationship to pitch and keeping time, and a shaky gimmick (she’s accompanied only by herself on bass! Wow!). That a shred of the song’s power remains is testament to Cobain’s artistry, not Love’s ham-fisted interpretation. D