Nirvana - The Elmo Collection: A Better Box album
Nirvana is a "best-of" compilation album by the American rock band Nirvana, released in October, 2002. It was the third Nirvana album to be released following the death of vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain in April 1994, and the first to feature studio material. It is also the band's first best-of compilation. The album features the d "You Know You're Right", a song recorded in January 1994 during Nirvana's final studio session.
7. Heart-Shaped Box. 8. Penny Royal Tea. 9. Something in the Way. 10. Lamb Fed Child (Original Composition Inspired by Nirvana). The World's Greatest Tribute to Nirvana. Tribute, 2004, Red Line Records.
Though Nirvana only released three albums, they left behind a sizable recorded legacy for such a young band. With B-sides, compilation tracks, non-album singles, all types of live recordings, and a wealth of demos for songs that for whatever reason didn't make the cut, Geffen Records has had an easy time finding enough material to fill a nice big box set and multi-disc super-deluxe reissues of Nevermind and In Utero
Pennyroyal Tea (Live & Loud Rehearsal). Heart-Shaped Box (Original Music Video + Director's Cut). Rape Me (Live on 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' Paris, France). Pennyroyal Tea (Live on 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' Paris, France). Drain You (Live on 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' Paris, France). Serve The Servants (Live on 'Tunnel' Rome, Italy). Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live in Munich, Germany). My Best Friend's Girl (Live in Munich, Germany). Drain You (Live in Munich, Germany). DVD extras include d rehearsals for Live and Loud, the original music video and director’s cut video for Heart-Shaped Box and seven European TV performances.
The unplugged version is even better, and if you like acoustic you will love this. All in all, this song is listed as one of the greatest love songs above Heart Shaped Box, so why is it not above it here? Better than Smells like teen spirit. Am I right? - Userguy44. I agree with 9 out of the ten songs included in the top ten, except for breed, I mean, it just doesn't belong there. There's two songs that deserve to be on the top ten, and those are: 1. About a Girl: Bleach was characterized as being a "dirty sounding" album, but about a girl is simply the masterpiece in there. It's their first great song (followed closely by blew and school)
Heartbreaker – Live, 1987 (first Nirvana show). Anorexorcist – Radio Performance, 1987. White Lace And Strange – Radio Performance, 1987. Scentless Apprentice – Rehearsal demo, 1992. Heart-Shaped Box – Demo, 1993. I Hate Myself And Want To Die – Demo, 1993. Milk It – Demo, 1993.
Along with some other In Utero songs, many fans heard bootleg versions of this long before the album came out. At the Reading Festival in August 1992, this became clear when the audience started singing along.
Nirvana covered a whopping 64 songs in their time as a performing band, a dozen of which made it onto record. The band lavished their covers with open-minded innovation, and this version of Shocking Blue’s 1969 album track is no different. Released as Nirvana’s debut single in 1988, the song set out the band’s musical stall, drenching the acid-laced original with fuzzed out guitars and Cobain’s signature drawl – and marked the first time Nirvana were noticed by the UK press when it was made Single Of The Week in Sounds. Kicking off In Utero with a blast of discordant noise was a clear a statement that Nirvana could make that their first post-superstardom album was to be precisely as visceral and challenging as anything that came before it. Much has been made of the lyrics of this song, which discuss Cobain’s childhood and take aim at his absentee father.
Prior to Nirvana, alternative music was consigned to specialty sections of record stores, and major labels considered it to be, at the very most, a tax write-off. After the band’s second album, 1991’s Nevermind, nothing was ever quite the same, for better and for worse. Nirvana popularized punk, post-punk, and indie rock, unintentionally bringing them into the American mainstream like no other band to date. While their sound was equal parts Black Sabbath (as learned by fellow Washington underground rockers the Melvins) and Cheap Trick, Nirvana’s aesthetics were strictly indie rock.
Batches of early Nirvana home demos (listed as undated in the With the Lights Out box, but believed by collectors to be from 1987-1988) gave an alternate-universe glimpse of a Nirvana who went beyond grunge-metal, dabbling in lo-fi, 4-track weirdness. on an official Nirvana album: It was tacked on to the CD version of Bleach, and later appeared again on Incesticide. The Melvins’ Dale Crover, bassist and drummer on the original, returns on drums, nearly doubling the tempo and turning a mechanical plod into a breakneck, Devo-esque blast.