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From the Album Icon (2010) (buy at amazon.com)

About A Girl
All Apologies
Come As You Are
Dumb
Heart Shaped Box
In Bloom
Lithium
Pennyroyal Tea
Rape Me
Smells Like Teen Spirit
You Know You're Right


From the Album Live at Reading (CD/DVD) (2009) (buy at amazon.com)

About A Girl
All Apologies
Aneurysm
Been A Son
Blew
Breed
Come As You Are
D-7
Drain You
Dumb
In Bloom
Lithium
Lounge Act
Negative Creep
On A Plain
Polly
School
Sliver
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Spank Thru
Stay Away
Territorial Pissings
The Money Will Roll Right In
Tourette's


From the Album Nirvana (2002) (buy at amazon.com)

You Know You're Right
About A Girl
Been A Son
Sliver
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Come As You Are
Lithium
In Bloom
Heart-Shaped Box
Pennyroyal Tea
Rape Me
Dumb
All Apologies
The Man Who Sold The World
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?


From the Album From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah (1996) (buy at amazon.com)

Intro
School
Drain You
Aneurysm
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Been A Son
Lithium
Sliver
Spank Thru
Scentless Apprentice
Heart-Shaped Box
Milk It
Negative Creep
Polly
Breed
Tourette's: The Eagle Has Landed
Blew


From the Album MTV Unplugged In New York (1994) (buy at amazon.com)

1996 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album
Lyrics to the Full Album: MTV Unplugged In New York Lyrics
Lyrics to Individual Songs: About A Girl
Come As You Are
Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam
The Man Who Sold The World
Pennyroyal Tea
Dumb
Polly
On A Plain
Something In The Way
Plateau
Oh, Me
Lake Of Fire
All Apologies
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?


From the Album In Utero (1993) (buy at amazon.com)

Lyrics to the Full Album: In Utero Lyrics
Lyrics to Individual Songs: Serve The Servants
Scentless Apprentice
Heart-Shaped Box
Rape Me
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
Dumb
Very Ape
Milk It
Pennyroyal Tea
Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
Tourette's
All Apologies
Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (Bonus Track)


From the Album Incesticide (1992) (buy at amazon.com)

Lyrics to the Full Album: Incesticide Lyrics
Lyrics to Individual Songs: Dive
Sliver
Stain
Been A Son
Turnaround
Molly's Lips
Son Of A Gun
Polly
Beeswax
Downer
Mexican Seafood
Hairspray Queen
Aero Zeppelin
Big Long Now
Aneurysm


From the Album Hormoaning (1992) (buy at amazon.com)
Hormoaning
Turnaround
Aneurysm
D-7
Son Of A Gun
Even In His Youth
Molly's Lips


From the Album Nevermind (1991) (buy at amazon.com)

Lyrics to the Full Album: Nevermind Lyrics
Lyrics to Individual Songs: Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Breed
Lithium
Polly
Territorial Pissings
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
On A Plain
Something In The Way
Endless, Nameless (Bonus Track)


From the Album Bleach (1989) (buy at amazon.com)

Lyrics to the Full Album: Bleach Lyrics
Lyrics to Individual Songs: Blew
Floyd The Barber
About A Girl
School
Love Buzz
Paper Cuts
Negative Creep
Scoff
Swap Meet
Mr. Moustache
Sifting
Big Cheese
Downer


About A Girl
Come As You Are
Downer
Drain You
Heart-Shaped Box
Lithium
Lounge Act
Love Buzz
Pennyroyal Tea
Rape Me
Sliver
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Something In The Way
Stay Away


Other Songs:
Anorexorcist
Bambi Kill
Beans
Blandest
Clean Up Before She Comes
Come On Death
Curmudgeon
Down In The Dark
Help Me, I'm Hungry
I Hate Myself And Want To Die
If You Must
Imodium
Marigold
Misery Loves Company
Moist Vagina
Oh, The Guilt
Old Age
Opinion
Pay To Play
Pen Cap Chew
Raunchola
Sappy (Early Version)
Sappy (Late Version)
Talk To Me
The 'Priest' They Called Him
Token Eastern Song
Verse Chorus Verse

 


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Nirvana Info:

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.

Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era. The band has sold over 25 million records in the United States alone, and over 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists in history.

They were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, the band's first year of eligibility.

From:
Aberdeen, Washington, United States

Genres:
Alternative rock, grunge

Years active:
19871994

Labels:
Sub Pop, DGC

Associated acts:
Fecal Matter, Melvins, Foo Fighters, Sweet 75, No WTO Combo, Eyes Adrift

Influences:
The Melvins, Mudhoney, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Vaselines

Name Origin:
Jumped from many names including Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew, and Ted Ed Fred, before picking on Nirvana in February, 1988

Cobain said Nirvana was chosen because:
"I wanted a name that was kind of beautiful or nice and pretty instead of a mean, raunchy punk name like the Angry Samoans"

Members:
Kurt Cobain
lead vocals, guitar
(19871994)

Krist Novoselic
bass guitar
(19871994)

Dave Grohl
drums, backing vocals
(19901994)

Past Members:
Aaron Burckhard drums (19871988)
Dale Crover drums (1988, 1990)
Dave Foster drums (1988)
Chad Channing drums (19881990)
Jason Everman guitar (1989)
Dan Peters drums (1990)

Touring Members:
Pat Smear guitar, backing vocals
(19931994)
Lori Goldston cello (19931994)

Formed:
Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic met in 1985 and recruited Aaron Burckhard

Death of Cobain:
April 8th, 1994, partly due to heroine addiction, Courtney Love, depression


Nirvana Quotes:
"There's definitely some pieces in there that reflect on my personal life, but really, they aren't as personal as everybody thinks they are. I would like them to be more personal. The emotions, the songs themselves are personal. I can't do it - I've tried to write personally and it just doesn't seem to work. It would be too obvious. Some things that you could read in could fit into anyone's life that had any amount of pain at all. It's pretty cliche'."
-Kurt Cobain on his lyrics

"At the end of the last couple of months when I was doing $400 worth every day, I was definitely noticing things about my memory and I knew that eventually my health would start getting a lot worse. It sounds like I don't regret it and I don't, but that's because I used it as a tool. I used it as a medication to get rid of a pain. And that's the biggest reason why I did it. In that sense, I don't regret it, but anybody else who's going to get addicted to drugs are obviously going to @#$%& up their lives eventually. If it doesn't take a year, it will be next year. I've seen it happen with every person that gets strung out. Drugs are bad for you. They will @#$%& you up.
-Kurt Cobain on heroin

"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
Kurt Cobain

"We were just amazed we were putting out a record. We were, and are, still learning. But we've never cared much for professionalism as long as the energy was there. Like our live shows: We're out of tune and use a lot of feedback. That's not on purpose or because we don't care, we're just musically and rhythmically retarded and we play so hard that we can't tune our guitars fast enough."
Kurt Cobain

"Kurt chews bubble gum in his soul." -Courtney on Kurt's song writing

"I'm here to impeach a president and kill a soap opera star"- Krist

"The name of our band is pronounced "Nir-vah-nah", not "Nir-van-na" - Dave

"I was driving and 'Teen Spirit' came on the radio, and I thought 'God, that really sounds like
sh*t!'" -Dave Grohl

"So all of my comments tonight are out of a book: How to be Witty at Parties." -Chris

"We were staying in this house in Laurel Canyon with three mud-wrestling
girls for a week-and-a-half." --Dave

"I ate about 600 of them in a day, and I had an extreme feeling of beauty.
Those Mentos really work!" --Dave

"Y'know, maybe one percent, of the people who are listening to "Nevermind",
that ever bought "Nevermind", maybe not one percent, but I'm just saying that
this, um, a small minority of people who are listening to our record now,
know about punk rock. A lot of people don't know about punk rock ..they think
about punk rock and they think of that Quincy episode where the guy threw the
brick off the building, and..."
-Dave

Nirvana Awards
1992
2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Alternative Video and Best New Artist, ("Smells Like Teen Spirit")

1993
MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.

1994
2 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Alternative Video and Best Art Direction (Bernadette Disanto)

1995
American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist.

1996
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance (MTV Unplugged In New York).

2014
Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


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