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Songlist and Trivia facts

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Trivia and Tidbits
A song list with songs that they've played.


*Two other bands have been called Nirvana.
The first had a minor hit in the late 60s titled Chasing Rainbows.
They released several albums, one titled The Story of Simon Simeopath.
The Other is a Christian-Rock band from th early 80s. They attempted to
sue our Nirvana for stealing their name. In early '92, the Christian
Nirvana played a show in California and it was attended by many angry fans
expecting our Nirvana to play.

*Courtney was married in an old dress of Francis Farmer's

*Frances was not named after Francis Farmer, but after a member of the
Vaselines. Kurt says he'd wished he'd thought of naming her after
Farmer. Frances's middle name comes from the shape she appeared in a
sonogram (bean). A picture of the sonogram appears on the cover of the
Lithium single on the left side.

*Breed was originally called 'Immodium' based on the medicine that the
lead singer of Tad used on one of their European tours.

*The morning of the New Music Seminar 7/23/93, Kurt od'd on heroin,
Courtney injected him with an illegal drug used to wake people
who've od'd on heroin. He went onstage and performed. No one knew
the difference.

*Where did the title for Smells Like Teen Spirit come from? the deodorant?
One day Kurt and a friend were having a discussion about teenage revolution,
they later got drunk and his friend wrote on the wall 'Kurt smells like
teen spirit', Kurt was inspired, he thought she meant he would be
the type of person who could incite a teen rebellion. He went and wrote the
song. She thought that he just smelled like the deodorant. Kurt hadn't
heard of the deodorant at the time, he claims to have rarely used it

*Is Rape me about Poetic Justice for a rapist, or is it about the media?
Kurt always insisted that it wasn't aimed at the media, but one line
of the song is directed toward the Vanity Fair article and it's author,
Lynn Hirschberg. 'My favorite inside source', Lynn claimed to have gotten
the info that Courtney did heroin the whole time of her pregnance from
'an inside source'. The song itself is a song of justice (as Kurt put it),
A guy rapes a girl, goes to prison, and is raped there.

*What is the correct spelling of Kurt's name?
It is spelled Kurt, the odd spelling Kurdt came from when they recorded
'Mexican Seafood' for the Teriyaki Asthma compilation. When it came time
to make the album, they realized that they didn't know Kurt's name
so they got ahold of someone who 'thought they knew' and it went from there.
Incidentally, the people at Caroline records (who put out the Teriyaki
Asthma compilation) received no money for the appearance of 'Mexican
Seafood' on Incesticide because they didn't bother with a contract cuz
they didn't didn't make contracts for any bands. He later used the
misspelling to give him self some anonyminity. The "monkey photo"
credit on Nevermind is to Kurdt Kobain.

*What's the deal between Kurt and Axl?
Axl had asked Kurt to join them on their huge tour. Kurt declined.
Later Axl asked Kurt to play at his 30th birthday party. Kurt declined.

This is from 'The Advocate' Feb 03 1993. Kurt was asked 2 questions about
Guns and Roses.
Q: Is there anything about Guns N' Roses' music you like?

A: I can't think of a damn thing. I can't even waste my time on that band,
because they're so obviously pathetic and untalented. I used to think that
everything in the mainstrteam pop world was crap, but now that some
underground bands have been signed with majors, I take Guns N' Roses as
more of an offense. I have to look into it more: They're really
talentless people, and they write crap music, and they're the most popular
rock band on the earth right now. I can't believe it.

Q: Didn't Axl Rose say something nasty to you at the MTV Video Music
Awards in September?

A: They actually tried to beat us up. Courtney and I were with the baby
in the eating area backstage, and Axl walked by. So Courtney yelled,
"Axl! Axl, come over here!" We just wanted to say hi to him--we think
he's a joke, but we just wanted to say something to him. So I said,
"Will you be the godfather of our child?" I don't know what had
happened before that to piss him off, but he took his aggressions
out on us and began screaming bloody murder.
These were his words: "You shut your bitch up, or I'm taking you down
to the pavement." [laughs] Everyone around us just burst out into tears of
laughter. She wasn't even saying anything mean, you know? So I turned to
Courtney and said, "Shut up, bitch!" And everyone laughed and he left.
So I guess I did what he wanted me to do--be a man. [laughs]

Kurt told this story to the crowd at the Portland OR 9/10/92 concert, try
to get it if you can.

*What went on with the Vanity Fair article?
Vanity Fair wrote an article about Courtney and her drug use. They twisted
the facts and got the Cobains into a lot of trouble. Kurt was asked
2 questions about it.
Once again this is taken from 'The Advocate' Feb 03 1993.
Kurt: I've never read an article that was more convincing yet more
ridiculous in my life. Everybody from our record label to our management
to our closest friends believed that shit.
She [Hirschberg] did a really good job of taking a piece of what
Courtney had said and turning it into something completely different.
I've seen that happen before--it's happened with me alot of times--but this
was such an extreme and done so well that I have to give her credit.
She's a master at being catty.

Q: What about the drug use?

A: Courtney was honest about the heroin excursion we went on for a few
months. Then Courtney found herself pregnant, realized she was pregnant
and had a drug problem, and got off drugs. It's as simple as that.
But it made it look like eight months after the fact, Courtney was still
nine months pregnant and still doing drugs and everyone was really
concerned. Like there was some awful den of iniquity going on in our
apartment. I looked really skinny. Well, I am a skinny person, and
I gain ten pounds every time I'm photographed, so peopel assume I'm this
chunky, normal weight person.
I'm just so tired of talking about this. We have to live with the
resuslts of this one article every fucking day. It's something we have to
deal with all the time.

The results of thie article were that there was an investigation into
the Cobains that resulted in Francis being taken away for some time
(Courtney's sister took care of her). They finally got custody back
after being able to prove they were good parents.

The Song List

The Almost Complete Nirvana song list
Names in parenthesis indicate alternate names of the songs.
Cover songs are listed with the true authors in brackets
An asterix immediately after the title indicates true
title is not known.
(KC) after the title means that it is a Kurt only tune (or a duet w/CL)
(FM) denotes a song from the Fecal Matter demo

About a Girl
Aero Zeppelin
All Apologies
Bambi Slaughter (FM)
Been A Son
Big Cheese
Big Long Now
Born In A Junkyard *
Breed (Immodium)
Buffy's Pregnant (FM)
Come As You Are
Clean Up Before She Comes (KC)
D - 7 {The Wipers}
Do You Love Me? {Kiss}
Dough, Ray and Me (KC)
Drain You
Drunk In Rio (KC)
Endless, Nameless
Even In His Youth
Floyd The Barber
Fountain Soda
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
Frizzle (Frazzle) (KC)
Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
Hairspray Queen
Heart-Shaped Box
Help me I'm hungry *
Here She Comes Now {Velvet Underground}
High On The Hog {TAD}
I Hate Myself And Want To Die
If You Must
In Bloom
In His Room (In His Hands)*
It's Closing Soon (KC)
Jesus Didn't Want Me For A Sunbeam {The Vaselines}
Lake Of Fire {The Meat Puppets}
Laminated Effect (FM)
Lounge Act
Love Buzz {Shocking Blue}
Man Who Sold The World {David Bowie}
Mexican Seafood
Milk It
Molly's Lips {The Vaselines}
Money Will Roll Right In {Fang}
Montage of Heck
Mr. Moustache
Mv (Moise Vagina)
Negative Creep
Oh Me {The Meat Puppets}
Oh, The Guilt
On A Plain
On A Mountain (You Got No Right)
Opinion (KC)
Paper Cuts
Pen Cap Chew
Pennyroyal Tea
Plateau {The Meat Puppets}
Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
Rape Me
Return Of The Rat {The Wipers}
Scentless Apprentice
Serve The Servants
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Spank Thru
Spectre *
Something In The Way
Son of a Gun {The Vaselines}
Stay Away
Swap Meet
Talk To Me *
Territorial Pissings
Token Eastern Song
Turnaround {Devo}
Where Did You Sleep Last Night {Leadbelly}
Very Ape