This 90s Grunge Chiptune Mashup Is 8-Bit Nirvana

8-bit Nirvana Chiptune

You may not completely love the 90s, but you have to admit that it’s a hard decade to hate. Weezer and Green Day were still good, it was every kid’s patriotic duty to play with war toys, and games like ToeJam & Earl were allowed to exist. Best of all, Kurt Cobain was alive and pumping out grunge music for the first half of the decade.

In the video below (which we originally found on Stereogum.com), Nirvana and an impressive line-up of fellow 90s bands get chiptuned. The result is a chiptune grunge medley to rock the sound chip right out of your Game Boy (which actually originally came out just before the 90s started).

Can you name all 7 songs? Our answer key is below the video.

  1. “Rusty Cage” by Soundgarden
  2. “Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains
  3. “Sex Type Thing” by Stone Temple Pilots
  4. “River of Deceit” by Mad Season
  5. “Revolve” by Melvins
  6. “In Bloom” by Nirvana
  7. “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam

Pat yourself on the flannel-wearing back if you guessed all 7.

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