Nirvana: The Lyrics

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 103 pages
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(Book). The effect that Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl have had upon contemporary music is immeasurable. They brought "alternative" to the masses in a way that no other punk or metal band had before or has since. By combining their varied influences, they created a distinct voice that hit the right chord with the music world at that time. Their undisputed reign as the purveyors of a bold new generation of music came to an abrupt and tragic end when Cobain took his own life in April of 1994. The legacy left behind is recorded in this insightful book of the words that shook the music world. It presents the lyrics with little interference or interpretation so that they can speak for themselves. In the quiet absence of the music, the lyrics for 67 songs, including all of their commercial releases, plus all B sides and selected rare cuts take on a life of their own. The range of emotions and ideas distilled in this one concentrated volume is huge. This poetic approach to the band whose work had such an impact, both then and now, will give fans and readers something new that they can take back to the listening experience of their favorite Nirvana songs. "This was the sound of psychic damage, and an entire generation recognized it." Jeff Giles, Newsweek "Nirvana doesn't bash you over the head with lyrics, anyway. They imply, they suggest, leave it open to interpretation." Daina Darzin, Village Voice
 

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Contents

BLEW
2
FLOYD THE BARBER
3
ABOUT A GIRL
4
SCHOOL
5
PAPER CUTS
6
NEGATIVE CREEP
8
SCOFF
9
SWAP MEET
10
HAIRSPRAY QUEEN
44
AERO ZEPPELIN
45
BIG LONG NOW
46
ANEURYSM
47
SERVE THE SERVANTS
50
SCENTLESS APPRENTICE
51
HEART SHAPED BOX
53
RAPE ME
54

MR MOUSTACHE
12
SIFTING
13
BIG CHEESE
14
DOWNER
15
SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
18
IN BLOOM
19
COME AS YOU ARE
20
BREED
21
LITHIUM
22
POLLY
24
TERRITORIAL PISSINGS
25
DRAIN YOU
26
LOUNGE ACT
27
STAY AWAY
30
ON A PLAIN
32
SOMETHING IN THE WAY
33
DIVE
36
SILVER
37
STAIN
38
BEEN A SON
40
BEESWAX
41
MEXICAN SEAFOOD
42
FRANCES FARMER WILL HAVE HER REVENGE ON SEATTLE
55
DUMB
56
VERY APE
58
MILK IT
59
PENNYROYAL TEA
60
RADIO FRIENDLY UNIT SHIFTER
61
TOURETTES
62
ALL APOLOGIES
64
SPANK THRU
67
YOU KNOW YOURE RIGHT
69
EVEN HIS YOUTH
71
ENDLESS NAMELESS
73
CURMUDGEON
75
GALLONS OF RUBBING ALCOHOL FLOW THROUGH THE STRIP
76
MARIGOLD
79
MOIST VAGINA
81
I HATE MYSELF AND I WANT TO DIE
83
PAY TO PLAY
85
VERSE CHORUS VERSE
87
OH THE GUILT
89
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