Video: The freaky double deaky Peruvian Kurt Cobain soundalike

To cleanse the palate, via HuffPo. I’m holding off on the coveted “freaky triple deaky” designation because I think I might be able to identify him as an impersonator if you played the audio for me and asked me to guess if it was the genuine article or a mimic. He’s close enough, though, that I can’t really explain what he has wrong. Just listen. I think he goes to the wail a tad too much but he’s spot on 98 percent of the time, which is easily good enough for the double deaky. Dye his hair, swap the leather for a cardigan, and turn the guitar around and you’re all set for a reunion tour with Grohl and Novoselic.

By the way, what is it with South American talent shows and eerie impersonations of Seattle rock stars? Remember the Chilean guy who did an otherworldly impression of Eddie Vedder? Is there some sort of karaoke subculture down there that specifically emphasizes grunge, or does the mimicry apply to all genres? If so, the “Tupac hologram” producers can dispense with the FX and just hop a plane south instead. There’s probably a guy somewhere in Argentina who sounds just like him.

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Jazz Shaw 5:31 PM on February 04, 2023