Nirvana Lyrics

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About a Girl-Song #3 auf Bleach, and Song #1 auf Unplugged. Die Unplugged
Version wurde als Single am Oktober 24, 1994 veröffentlicht. Die Singles B-side war auch von Unplugged, "Something in the Way". Chad Channing spielt Schlagzeug auf der Bleach-Version und Dave Grohl spielt auf Unplugged. Geschrieben von Kurt Cobain. 


Aero Zeppelin-song #13 auf Incesticide. Recorded 12/24/88 in the Reciprocal Studios, Seattle. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Albini, Steve-recorded the In Utero album.


All Apologies-song #12 on In Utero, and song #13 on Unplugged. On In Utero, Kera Schaley plays cello, and on Unplugged Lori Goldston plays the cello on this song. The In Utero version was released as a single in December of '94. It's B-sides include "Rape Me" and "MV". The unplugged video was a huge hit on MTV, and it was #7 on the Top 100 countdown of 1994. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Aneurysm-song #15 on Incesticide. Recorded in the U.K.for the BBC Radio 1 Mark Goodier Sessions on 11/5/91 and was produced by Miti Adhikari. The original version appears on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" import single and the six song import "Hoarmoaning". It was recorded 1/1/91 by Craig Montgomery at Music Source, Seattle. Written by Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl.


Anorexorcist-rare track, only know to have been played once on 12/14/87 in Tacoma, WA. This was Nirvana's first known show.




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Baba O'Riley-rare track, a cover song of The Who. It was only know to have been played once by Nirvana, in Rennes, France 12/7/91.
Bambi Kill-rare track, recorded as a home demo in Seattle, the fall of '86. 


Bureaucratic Desire For Revenge, a-the CD single by Earth that Kurt played on. Kurt played guitar on "A Bureaucratic Desire For Revenge Parts 1 and 2". It was considered a CD single, but the three tracks lasted 32 minutes. It was released in 1991 on Sub Pop.


Beans-rare track, allegedly from the Ted, Ed and Fred demos in 1988. Recorded in '86, "The Beans Session". Other songs recorded include Verse Chorus Verse (acoustic version, known as "Sappy") and Misery Loves Company.


Been a Son-song #4 on Incesticide. Recorded in the U.K. for the BBC Radio 1 Mark Goodier Sessions on 11/5/91 and was produced by Miti Adhikari. Dave Grohl plays drums on this track. Originally one of the B-sides from the "Blew" 12" single. A live version (recorded 10/31/91 in Seattle) was also included on the "Lithium" single. Been a Son written by Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic.


Beeswax-song #9 on Incesticide. It was taken from the Bleach demos, recorded 12/24/88 in Reciprocal Studios, Seattle. The track also appeared on "Kill Rock Stars", a compilation on K Records, released in the summer of '91. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic. 

Big Cheese-song #12 on Bleach. Chad Channing plays drums on this track.Written by Kurt Cobain.


Big Long Now-song #14 on Incesticide. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic.


Black and White Blues-acoustic instrumental track recorded by Kurt Cobain. Unknown date, place etc.


Blandest-demo recorded in Reciprocal studios, 12/24/88. It was later cut from the "Love Buzz" 7" single.


Bleach-Nirvana's first album. First released on vinyl, June 1989. It was released on CD on Sup Pop and Tupelo Records in August 1989. It was remastered and re-released on DGC Records in April 1992. Includes 13 tracks at 42:43, all written by Kurt Cobain except"Love Buzz", written by Robby Van Leeuwen and originally performed by Shocking Blue. Dale Crover played drums on "Floyd the Barber", "Paper Cuts" and "Downer". Chad Channing played drums on the rest of the tracks. It was recorded in Seattle at Reciprocal Recording Studios by Jack Endino for $606.15 from December 24-29, 1988. Front cover photo by Tracy Marander. Inner photos by Charles Peterson. Design by Lisa Orth. 


Blew-song #1 on Bleach. It was released as a 12" single, on Tupelo Records in December of '89. It's B-sides included "Love Buzz" (written by Robby Van Leeuwen and originally performed by Shocking Blue), "Been a Son", and "Stain" (both written by Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic). Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Blew was written by Kurt Cobain.


Breed-song #4 on Nevermind. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Burckhard, Aaron-Fecal Matter drummer, from 1985 to 1986.


Buzz Cut-an experimental sound clip, recorded and mixed in Reciprocal Studios, 12/24/88 by Kurt. Also known as "Noise Bleed" on some bootlegs. 




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Channing, Chad-the drummer for Nirvana from 1986-1990. He played on most of the songs on Bleach and left the band before Nevermind. Many songs on Incesticide are songs from studio sessions that Chad took part in. 

Clean Up Before She Comes-rare track, recorded on a four track by Kurt in Seattle '87.


Cobain, Kurt-the front man of Nirvana. He sang and played guitar throughout the band's career, from 1985 to 1994. He wrote almost every song including numerous hit singles and lead the band through four albums. Nirvana ended in 1994 when Kurt was found dead on April 8th. He allegedly committed suicide. 


Come as You Are-song #3 on Nevermind and song #2 on Unplugged. The Nevermind version was released as a single in February of 1992. It's B-sides include "School" and "Drain You", both live versions recorded 10/31/91 in Seattle. Some singles also include "Endless, Nameless", the secret song on most pressings of Nevermind. Nirvana shot a video for this in '92, and recently it was named the 12th best alternative video of all time by MTV. Lithium written by Kurt Cobain.


Cookies-the upcoming Nirvana double-album, to be released on Geffen Records on December 15th. Each disc will include 10 tracks. Disc 1 will contain rare B-sides, early demos and rarities including "Even in His Youth", "Oh, the Guilt", "Return of the Rat" and others. Disc 2 will contain unreleased tracks recorded in early '94, including "On the Mountain", "Fountain Soda", "Dough Ray" and Me plus others recorded in January, February, and March of '94. 


Crisco-rare track, known only to have been played once on 11/29/91 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is also known as "Rock Whore".


Crover, Dale-drummer of the Melvins who took the drummer position temporarily for several months until Chad Channing joined the band. He played on several tracks on Bleach and Incesticide.


Curmudgeon-the B-side on the "Lithium" single. Recorded in April of 1992 by Barret Jones at the Laundry Room Studios. Dave Grohl plays drums on this track. It was also played live only once, on 11/23/91 in Belgium. 




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Dazed and Confused-rare track, a cover song of Led Zeppelin. Kurt and Chris played parts of the song while Chad Channing was repairing his snare drum. It was played only this once by Nirvana on 11/26/89 in Mezzago, Italy.


Dementia 7 (D7)-originally written by Greg Sage and the Wipers. Nirvana recorded in a John Peel Session 1991. It first appeared on the six song import "Hoarmoaning", and later was released on the "Lithium" UK single. 

DGC (David Geffen Company)-Nirvana's record company for their final four official albums.


Dive-song #1 on Incesticide, first appeared as the B-side on the Sliver 7" single. It was recorded at Smart Studios, Wisconsin in April 1990 by Butch Vig. It was also included on the compilation "The Grunge Years" on Sub Pop, released in 1991. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Do You Love Me?-track that appeared on "Hard to Believe: A KISS Compilation". The band recorded the song in a college studio ? for free. The next time they heard it it was on the KISS comp. 


Donuts-rare track, the set closer for their 11/15/93 show in New York City. It is only known to have been played once. 


Dough Ray and Me-track recorded in early '94 and slated to appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies". 


Down in the Dark-a song by Mark Lanegan that Kurt and Chris played guitar on. It appeared on his 1990 release "The Winding Sheet".


Downer-song #13 on Bleach and song #10 on Incesticide. The Incesticide version is from the Bleach demos 1988. Dale Crover plays drums both versions of this track. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Drain You-song #8 on Nevermind. It appeared as a B-side on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" single. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Dumb-song #6 on In Utero, and song #6 on Unplugged. On the In Utero version , Kera Schaley plays cello, and on Unplugged Lori Goldston plays the cello on this song. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Duncan, John-played the second guitar in Nirvana for a short period of time before they picked up Pat Smear.




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Endless, Nameless-an unlisted track which appears on Nevermind ten minutes after the end of "Something in the Way". The track was accidentally omitted from initial U.S. pressings and all foreign pressings. It later appeared on most of the "Come as You Are" singles. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Extreme, The-an alternate version of If You Must, one of the Bleach demos. 


Even in His Youth-recorded in their John Peel Session 1991. It first appeared on the six song import "Hoarmoaning", and later was released on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" single. Also slated to appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies". Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Everman, Jason-he was a hired guitarist for Nirvana to do live shows in 1989. He is listed in the Bleach credits, but did no work on the album. Soon he left to join another Seattle based band, Soundgarden.




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Fecal Matter-Kurt and Chris's first band, with Aaron Burckhard. Floyd the Barber-song #2 on Bleach. Dale Crover plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.

Foo Fighters-Dave Grohl and Pat Smear's new band. They joined Will Goldsmith (on drums) and Nate Mendel (on bass), from the Seattle band Sunny Day Real Estate. The Foo Fighters currently have a self titled album out.


Formaldehyde-rare track, a regular set opener for Nirvana in 1991. 


Foster, Dave-drummer for Nirvana during a short period of time in 1988. 


Fountain Soda-track recorded in early '94 and slated to appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies". 


Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle-song #5 on In Utero. Written by Kurt Cobain.



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Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip-extra song on import versions of In Utero. It is listed as "Devalued American Dollar Purchase Incentive Track".

Grohl, Dave-drummer and backup vocalist for Nirvana from 1990 to 1994. His first show was 10/11/90 in Olympia, WA. After Kurt died, he and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear joined two members of Sunny Day Real Estate to form the Foo Fighters.



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Hairspray Queen-song #12 on Incesticide. It was recorded in 1988, but it was later cut from Bleach. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Heart Shaped Box-song #3 on In Utero. Released as a single on August 23, 1993, the first single off of In Utero. B-sides include "Milk It" (from In Utero) and "Marigold", which included Dave Grohl on guitar and vocals, and Kurt Cobain on drums. Marigold was recorded during the In Utero sessions in March 1993. They also shot a video for it in 1993, and later added another scene of Kurt lying down in flowers. The video was voted Best Video by the fans at the MTV Music Awards in 1994, several months after Kurt had died. Written by Kurt Cobain.
Help Me-rare track, played several times in '89, including 11/5/89 in Melkweg, Amsterdam Holland, 11/8/89 in Koln, Germany, and 11/22/89 in Vienna, Austria.


Here She Comes Now-a cover song of the Velvet Underground. Appeared on "Heaven and Hell: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground Vol. 1". It was also released on a split 7" single, along with the Melvins version of "Venus in Furs". Here She Comes Now was recorded at the Laundry Room studios, 1990. Both songs are written by Lou Reed and originally performed by the Velvet Underground. May appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies".


High on the Hog-rare track, played only once as the set closer for the 11/26/89 show with TAD in Mezzago, Italy.


Hoarmoaning-a six song CD that was released only as an import. It was released in between Nevermind and Incesticide in January of 1991. The songs include "Turnaround", "Aneurysm", "D-7", "Son of a Gun", "Even in His Youth" and "Molly's Lips". D-7, Aneurysm and Even in His Youth later appeared on singles, while the rest are now on Incesticide.


Hummingbirds From Hell-very very rare track, unknown date, etc.



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If You Must-taken from the Ted, Ed and Fred demos 1986. It's also known as "The Token Easter Song" on some bootlegs, and an alternate version is known as "The Extreme". 

I Hate Myself and Want to Die-track that was recorded during the In Utero sessions in March 1993. It was cut from In Utero, but was included on "The Beavis and Butthead Experience" compilation. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


I'm a Vegetarian-rare track, that was played once, 10/2/91 in Washington D.C. 


Immigrant Song-rare track, a cover song of Led Zeppelin. It was played only once by Nirvana, 12/21/88 at Hoquaim, WA. This was Nirvana's second known show.


Imodium-early version of Breed, with different lyrics. Recorded 11/89.


In Bloom-song #2 on Nevermind. It was also released as a single: the 7" and cassette singles were released November 30, 1992, and CD singles were released on December 7 1992. It's B-sides include "Sliver" and "Polly", both live versions recorded 12/28/91 in Del Mar, CA. Nirvana also shot two videos for In Bloom, one in 1990, which got no air play, but the Nevermind version was a big hit. All songs written by Kurt Cobain.


Incesticide-Nirvana's third album. Released on DGC Records on December 15, 1992. Includes 15 tracks at 44:45. Sticker on package reads "Rare B-Sides, BBC Sessions, Original Demo Recordings, Outtakes, Stuff Never Before Available." "Turnaround" written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale, and originally performed by Devo. "Molly's Lips" and "Son of a Gun" written by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, and originally performed by the Vaselines. The other tracks are written by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. Dan Peters plays drums on "Sliver". Dale Crover plays drums on "Downer". Chad Channing plays drums on "Dive", "Stain", "Beeswax", "Mexican Seafood", "Hairspray Queen", "Aero Zeppelin", and "Big Long Now". Dave Grohl plays drums on the rest of the tracks. Art direction by Robert Fisher, cover painting by Kurt Cobain, live photograph by Charles Peterson.


In His Hands-rare track, written in the summer of 1990. It was played several times, 11/25/90 in Seattle, 4/17/91 in Seattle, and 8/17/90 in Hollywood. Also known as In His Room and Spectre on some bootlegs. 


In Utero- Nirvana's fourth album. Released on DGC Records in the UK and Australia on September 14, 1993, and in the U.S. on September 21, 1993. U.S. releases include 12 tracks at 41:20, and other releases include 12 tracks at 69:05. All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. Dave Grohl plays drums on all of the tracks. Cello on "All Apologies" and "Dumb" by Kera Schaley. Non-U.S. releases include the extra song "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip" at the end of All Apologies. It is listed as "Devalued American Dollar Purchase Incentive Track". Recorded by Steve Albini in March 1993 at Pachyderm Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Technician: Bob Weston. Additional mixing on Heart Shaped Box and All Apologies by Scott Litt. Second engineer with Scott Litt: Adam Kasper. Mastered by Bob Ludwig. Photographers, Kurt Cobain, Robert Fisher, Michael Lavine, Karen Mason, Wendy O'Conner, Charles Peterson, Neil Wallace. Illustrations by Alex Gray and Rodger Ferris. Art direction and design by Kurt Cobain and Robert Fisher.


It's Closing Soon-rare track, supposedly from "The Rio Tape" that Kurt and Courtney both played on.



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Jealousy-rare track, that was played only once by Nirvana, 1/23/93 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam-a cover song of the Vaselines. It was played live many times by Nirvana, including at their MTV Unplugged show in NY on 11/18/93.



Junkyard-fairly rare track, a regular in Nirvana's shows from 9/89 to 1/90, but never known to have been recorded in the studio.



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Lake of Fire-a cover song of the Meat Puppets. It was played only once by Nirvana, at their MTV Unplugged show in NY on 11/18/93 with Curt and Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets.

Landlord, The-a mix of many sound clips from music and TV that were mixed together by Kurt. It's not really a Nirvana song, but it appears on some bootlegs.


Lanegan, Mark-Kurt Cobain played with him on several songs on his album, "The Winding Sheet". Lanegan is currently the singer of the Seattle based band "The Screaming Trees". 


Led Zeppelin-original performer of "Dazed And Confused" (11/26/89, Mezzago, Italy), "Immigrant Song" (12/21/88, Hoquaim, WA) and "Moby Dick" (12/14/87, Tacoma, WA), three songs Nirvana covered live.


Ledbetter, Huddie-original writer and performer of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", a song that both Nirvana and Mark Lanegan covered. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? originally performed by Leadbelly.


Lithium-song #5 on Nevermind. It was released as a single in July of 1992. It's B-sides include "Been a Son" (Live),recorded 10/31/91 in Seattle, and "Curmudgeon", which was recorded in April of 1992 at the Laundry Room Studios by Barret Jones. The U.K. singles also include "D7". Nirvana shot a video for this in 1992, and they also played it live at the MTV Music Awards on 9/9/92, and the live video has been frequently shown on MTV. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Lounge Act-song #9 on Nevermind. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Love Buzz-song #5 on Bleach. It was also the first recording ever released by Nirvana, a 7" on Sub Pop in October 1988. It is now Sub Pop singles Club #1. It's B-side is "Big Cheese", which is written by Kurt Cobain. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Love Buzz is written by Robby Van Leeuwen and originally performed by Shocking Blue.


Love, Courtney-Kurt's widowed wife, currently lead singer and guitarist of the band Hole. 




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Man Who Sold the World-a cover song of David Bowie. It was played live several times by Nirvana, including at their MTV Unplugged show in NY on 11/18/93.

Marigold-track included Dave Grohl on guitar and vocals, and Kurt Cobain on drums. Marigold was recorded during the In Utero sessions in March 1993, and was included as a B-side of "Heart Shaped Box" single. It was first recorded by Dave Grohl solo, as a demo, in December of 1990 at Upland Studios, Arlington, VA. Marigold written by Dave Grohl. 


Meat Puppets-Phoenix based band that played with Nirvana at their MTV Unplugged show in NY on 11/18/93. Curt and Cris Kirkwood played with Nirvana on their original songs: "Oh Me", "Plateau", and "Lake of Fire". The Meat Puppets also include Derrick Bostrom on drums. 


Mexican Seafood-song #11 on Incesticide. It is from the Bleach demos 1988. The track also appeared on "Teriyaki Asthma", a compilation released on C/Z Records in 1989. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Midnight Macaroni-very very rare track, unknown date, etc.


Milk It-song #8 on In Utero. It is also included as a B-side on the "Heart Shaped Box" single. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Misery Loves Company-rare track, allegedly recorded in '86


Moby Dick-rare track, a cover song of Led Zeppelin. It was only know to have been played once, as the set closer for the 12/14/87 in Tacoma, WA. This was Nirvana's first known show.


Molly's Lips-song #6 on Incesticide, a cover song of the Vaselines. Recorded in the U.K. for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel Sessions, and it was produced by Dale Griffin. Dave Grohl plays drums on this track. It first appeared on the six song import "Hoarmoaning". A live version was also included on a split 7" single, with a live version of the song "Candy" by Fluid. It was released in 1/91. It is Sub Pop singles Club #27. Molly's Lips was written by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, and originally performed by the Vaselines. 


Money Will Roll Right In, The-rare track, a cover song of Mudhoney. It was only played twice by Nirvana, 6/30/92 in Museet, Stockholm, and at the Reading Festival in London on 8/30/92.


Mr. Moustache-song #10 on Bleach. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Moist Vagina (MV)-track recorded during the In Utero sessions in March 1993, and was included as a B-side of "All Apologies" single. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Mudhoney-Seattle based band and original performer of "The Money Will Roll Right In", a song that Nirvana covered live. It is also the band that Dan Peters (temporary Nirvana drummer in 1991) was from. 


My Sharona-rare track, a cover song of the Knack. It was only known to have been played once by Nirvana, 2/16/94 in Rennes, France.




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Negative Creep-song #7 on Bleach. Written by Kurt Cobain.

Nevermind-Nirvana's second album. Released on DGC Records on September 24, 1991. "Endless, Nameless" is an unlisted track which appears ten minutes after the end of "Something in the Way". This track was accidentally omitted from initial US pressings, and from all foreign pressings. Without Endless, Nameless the songs are 12 at 42:36. With Endless, Nameless the songs are 12 at 59:23. All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain. Dave Grohl plays drums on all of the tracks. Cello on "Something in the Way" by Kirk Canning. Produced and engineered by Butch Vig and Nirvana. Mixed by Andy Wallace. Recorded in May-June 1991, at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. Cover photo by Kirk Weddle, art direction and design by Robert Fisher. Inner photos by Michael Levine. Monkey photo by Kurt Cobain.


New Wave-song #9 on Incesticide. It's a different version of Polly (Nevermind, Unplugged), recorded in the U.K.for the BBC Radio 1 Mark Goodier Sessions on 11/5/91 and was produced by Miti Adhikari. Dave Grohl plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl.




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Oh Me-a cover song of the Meat Puppets. It was played only once by Nirvana, at their MTV Unplugged show in NY on 11/18/93 with Curt and Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets.

Oh, the Guilt-track released as a split single on February 22, 1993, and recorded in April 1992 at the Laundry Room Studios by Barret Jones. The other song included was "Puss", by the Jesus Lizard. Limited edition of 200,000 copies worldwide. Australian picture disc is a limited edition of 1500. UK 7" is a limited edition pressed on blue vinyl, and some come with a free poster. Also slated to appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies". Oh, the Guilt was written by Kurt Cobain.


On a Plain-song #11 on Nevermind and song #8 on Unplugged. The Nevermind version was released as a promo single following "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in '91. Written by Kurt Cobain. On the Mountain-rare track. It was played only once by Nirvana, in Chicago on 10/23/93.Also known as "You Got No Right". It is slated to appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies".


Opinion-rare track, played only once by Kurt solo on acoustic guitar on 9/15/90 at "The Boy Meets Girl Show", KAOS-FM in Olympia, WA.




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Paper Cuts-song #6 on Bleach. Dale Crover plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.

Pay to Play-the demo version of "Stay Away", that includes different lyrics, recorded 4/90 in Smart Studios, Wisconsin. The track appeared on the compilation album "DGC Rarities Volume 1". 


Pennyroyal Tea-song #9 on In Utero and song #5 on Unplugged. Allegedly, a CD single (of a remix of the In Utero version) was released in Europe somewhere, with the B-sides of "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" (From Unplugged). Pennyroyal Tea and I Hate Myself and I Want to Die were written by Kurt Cobain. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? was written by Huddie Ledbetter and originally performed by Leadbelly.


Peters, Dan-drummer of Mudhoney, one of two temporary drummers that played in Nirvana in between Chad Channing and Dave Grohl. Plateau-a cover song of the Meat Puppets. It was played only once by Nirvana, at their MTV Unplugged show in NY on 11/18/93 with Curt and Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets.


Pocketwatch (Simple Machines Tool #3)-a compilation of two studio sessions recorded with Dave Grohl on all the instruments. Dave recorded seven songs, including the first version of "Marigold", at Upland Studios, VA on 12/23/90, and four more at WGNS Studios, VA, including the first version of the Foo Fighters track "Winnebago", on 7/27/91. The two sessions were combined onto one cassette and released on Simple Machines Records in 1992. 


Polly-song #6 on Nevermind and song #7 on Unplugged. An alternate version, called "New Wave", appears on Incesticide. Written by Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl.




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Radio Friendly Unit Shifter-song #10 on In Utero. A live version of this song also appeared on the "Home Alive" compilation benefit CD, released in early '96. Written by Kurt Cobain.

Rape Me-song #4 on In Utero. The track also appears as a B-side on the "Heart Shaped Box" single. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Raunchola-rare track, only know to have been played once on 12/14/87 in Tacoma, WA. This was Nirvana's first known show.


Return of the Rat-cover song of the Wipers. It originally appeared on a compilation called "16 Songs For Greg Sage and the Wipers", released in 1991. Also slated to appear on the upcoming Nirvana double album "Cookies". Written by Greg Sage.


Run Rabbit Run-rare track, only know to have been played once on 12/21/88 in Hoquaim, WA. This was Nirvana's second known show.




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Sappy-alternate version of "Verse Chorus Verse", played on acoustic guitar and recorded by Kurt in '86, "The Beans Session". 

Scentless Apprentice-song #2 on In Utero. Written by Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl.


School-song #4 on Bleach. A live video has been shown on MTV, from the documentary "1991: The Year Punk Broke". Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Scoff-song #8 on Bleach. Chad Channing played drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Serve the Servants-song #1 on In Utero. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Shocking Blue-original performer of "Love Buzz", song off Bleach.


Siftings-song #11 on Bleach. Chad Channing played drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Sliver-song #2 on Incesticide. It was released as a 7" single on Sub Pop in September 1990. The B-side was "Dive". Tupelo versions of the single were released in January 1991, due to pressing difficulties. First 3000 copies of the Sub Pop 7" were pressed on either blue-marbled or pink vinyl. The first 2000 copies of the Tupelo 7" were pressed on green vinyl. The Tupelo CD contains no credits, nor is the Tupelo company mentioned on the CD packaging. The single version also included an answering machine message at the end of Sliver. The message was left off of Incesticide. Dan Peters plays drums on Sliver. Chad Channing plays drums on Dive. Sliver was written by Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic.


Smear, Pat-Nirvana's second guitarist from 1993-94, following John Duncan.


Smells Like Teen Spirit-song #1 on Nevermind. It was released as a single on September 10, 1991. The single's B-sides were "Drain You" (from Nevermind), "Even in His Youth", and "Aneurysm" (recorded January 1, 1991 by Craig Montgomery at Music Source, Seattle). They shot a video for it in 1991, the first of four from Nevermind. It recently was voted best video of the 90's on the MTV Top 100 Countdown. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Something in the Way-song #12 on Nevermind and song #9 on Unplugged. The Unplugged version was included as a B-side on the "About a Girl" single. Most copies of Nevermind include the unlisted track "Endless, Nameless" following it and 10 minutes of silence. Something in the Way written by Kurt Cobain.


Son of a Gun-song #7 on Incesticide, a cover song of the Vaselines. Dave Grohl plays drums on this track. It first appeared on the six song import "Hoarmoaning". Written by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee. 


Spank Thru-track originally recorded in Reciprocal Studios, 12/24/88, and then again in a John Peel Session BBC Broadcast in 1991. It was frequently played live. It also appeared on the Sub Pop 2000 Compilation. 


Stain-song #3 on Incesticide. Originally appeared as a B-side on the "Blew" single. Recorded and produced by Steve Fisk at Music Source, Seattle in late summer 1989. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Stain written by Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic.


Stay Away-song #10 on Nevermind. The demo version (with different lyrics) of this song entitled "Pay to Play" appeared on the compilation album "DGC Rarities Volume 1". Written by Kurt Cobain. 


Sub Pop-Nirvana's record company for Bleach and numerous singles.


Swap Meet-song #9 on Bleach. Chad Channing plays drums on this track. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Sweet Home Alabama-rare track, a cover song of Lynard Skynard. Played only once by Nirvana, 1/20/90 in Tacoma, Washington.




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Talk to Me-rare track, only known to have been played twice, 11/21/91 in Bologne, Italy, and 11/23/91 in Belgium.

Ted, Ed and Fred-this was the band's second name, following Fecal Matter. 


Territorial Pissings-song #7 on Nevermind. Written by Kurt Cobain. 


tourette's-song #11 on In Utero. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Turnaround-song #5 on Incesticide, a cover song of Devo. Recorded in the U.K. for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel Sessions, and it was produced by Dale Griffin. Dave Grohl plays drums on this track. It first appeared on the six song import "Hoarmoaning". Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale




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Unplugged in NY-Nirvana's fifth album. Released on DGC Records on October 31, 1994. Recorded for MTV's "Unplugged" at Sony Studios, New York on 11/18/93. Songs are 14 at 53:59. "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam" written by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, and originally performed by the Vaselines. "The Man Who Sold The World" written and originally performed by David Bowie. "Plateau", "Oh Me" and "Lake Of Fire" written by Curt Kirkwood and originally performed by the Meat Puppets. "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" written by Huddie Ledbetter and originally performed by Leadbelly. All other songs written by Kurt Cobain. Chris Novoselic plays bass, accordion on "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam", and guitar on "Plateau", "Oh Me" and "Lake Of Fire". Dave Grohl plays drums and vocals as well as bass on "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam". Pat Smear plays guitar on all tracks. Lori Goldston plays cello on "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam", "The Man Who Sold The World", "Dumb", "Polly", "On A Plain", "Something In The Way", "All Apologies" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night". Curt Kirkwood plays guitar on "Plateau", "Oh Me" and "Lake Of Fire". Cris Kirkwood plays guitar and backing vocals on "Plateau" and "Oh Me", and bass on "Lake Of Fire". Produced by Nirvana and Scott Litt. Mixed at Louie's Clubhouse. Art direction and design by Robert Fisher. Photography by Jennifer Youngblood-Grohl and Frank Micelotta.



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Vaselines, the-original performer of "Molly's Lips", "Son of a Gun" and "Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam", all songs that Nirvana covered.

Verse Chorus Verse-track that appears on the "No Alternative" compilation. It is also known as on some bootlegs as "Sappy", "Everything and Nothing", "Make You Happy", "The Rocker", and other names. It was recorded during the In Utero sessions in March 1993. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Very Ape-song #7 on In Utero. Written by Kurt Cobain.


Vig, Butch-produced and engineered many of the tracks recorded by Nirvana.




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Wallace Andy-mixed Nevermind and some of the tracks on In Utero.

Where Did You Sleep Last Night?-song #14 on Unplugged. Originally written by Huddie Ledbetter. It also was the set closer for their 11/18/93 MTV Unplugged show in NY. The track was first covered by Mark Lanegan, and it appeared on his album "The Winding Sheet". Kurt and Chris played guitar on the track. Originally performed by Leadbelly.


Winding Sheet, The-the album by Mark Lanegan that Kurt and Chris played on. Kurt sang backup vocals on "Down in the Dark" and Kurt and Chris played guitar on "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?". It was released in 1990 on Sub Pop. 


Wipers, the-band that originally performed "D7" and "Return of the Rat", both songs that Nirvana covered. Both written by Greg Sage.




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Yes, She is My Skinhead-very very rare track, unknown date, etc.

You Got No Right-known as "On the Mountain". Courtney Love and Hole covered it at their MTV Unplugged session as You Got No Right. 



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