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Yap Away Tuesday • Nirvana’s In Utero Turns 20!!

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September 24, 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, In Utero. To properly document this all important event, Kurt Cobain’s deranged and demented money hungry widow, Courtney Love has re-released In Utero now featuring a remix of the entire album, but also included are demos of “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle”, demo instrumentals of “Dumb” , outtakes, the live album of Nirvana’s MTV’s Live and Loud performance, the original Steve Albini mix of “Heart Shaped Box”, the Scott Litt mix of “Pennyroyal Tea”, a poster, and linear notes by the remaining members of the band, just to name a few things. Here’s the thing though…

I just don’t think he would condone the wallet raping being done in his name by that walking disaster widow of his.

…We’ve all heard and seen pretty much 95% of what’s on this re-issue and the $150 price tag just doesn’t seem to be worth it, now does it. If you’re a casual Nirvana fan, then you most likely won’t be running to the record store (if any still exist) to pick this “gem” up, or even for the diehard fans like myself, I have to second guess spending so much money for something that I’ve already seen and heard countless times before. No offense to the genius ghost of Kurt Donald Cobain, but I just don’t think he would condone the wallet raping being done in his name by that walking disaster widow of his.

This set in no way embodies the spirit of who Nirvana was. This is consumerism rearing its ugly bleached head and Courtney is clearly steering the ship on this one.

In-Utero

Why should we spend $150 on product that you can easily and cheaply find on all those Nirvana Outcesticide bootlegs that you can get your hands on by scouring the internet? It just doesn’t make any sense. The only ones who will willingly spend this overwhelming wallop of money will be those that were born yesterday. Realistically, if you just discovered Nirvana two months ago and are just getting into them, then, yes, you’re not schooled enough in the greatness of Nirvana to know any better, so yeah, you’ll spend your mom and dad’s hard earned cash on this 20th anniversary Super Deluxe edition to a really fantastic album. I’m sorry, but that’s just not punk of you. You say you love Kurt Cobain? You say that you loooove Nirvana? Then get with it. This set in no way embodies the spirit of who Nirvana was. This is consumerism rearing its ugly bleached head and Courtney is clearly steering the ship on this one.

Do you think that the dead can feel themselves getting fucked even though they’re dead?

Leave it to that hack Courtney, who’s only good album, 1995’s Live Through This (and y’all can tell me anything you want, but Kurt Cobain ghost wrote that album and allowed Courtney to put her name on his original material just so she could pass it off as her own.) Courtney Love has always been and will always be a star fucker. Before she let Kurt dip his wick in her infected vagina, wasn’t the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan pumping her? Or let’s think about who she wound up with after Kurt’s demise? (I refuse to say suicide because it’s still not a believable excuse to me.) Gavin Rossdale? Star fucker. How about after Gavin Rossdale? Edward Norton. Star fucker. Do you think that the dead can feel themselves getting fucked even though they’re dead? I don’t know, but I sure hope not because if that were the case, then Kurt Cobain is one sore corpse. Maybe it’s a good thing she had Kurt’s remains cremated. Maybe getting continuously fucked over the years since his passing softens the blow because she did have the man cremated (getting rid of the evidence?)

the music on this disc far exceeds the musical merits put forth by the band’s sophomore offering, Nevermind. Ooooh, I know, blasphemy. “Teen Spirit” and all that…

This piece is starting to imply that maybe Courtney did have a hand in Kurt’s passing, I don’t have that evidence and neither do you. It’s all speculation and really has no place in this article, I’m just trying to illustrate the point that $150 for the 20th anniversary of In Utero is more than a little far fetched, don’t you think? Should you buy this set? Well, I guess if you didn’t own it or anything Nirvana before, it’s probably a good starting point, especially since the music on this disc far exceeds the musical merits put forth by the band’s sophomore offering, Nevermind. Ooooh, I know, blasphemy. “Teen Spirit” and all that and I’m not knocking that album. It’s a classic (some would say it’s Desert Island worthy…hmm), but technically, isn’t every Nirvana album in their short and storied career considered a classic? In Utero was powerful and groundbreaking and it only added to the mythos of Nirvana, but at the end of the day, spending $150 on a 20 year old album even with all the extra trimmings is not very punk rock. If anything, it’s gluttonous and greedy of Courtney to assume that Nirvana’s fans just have that kind of money lying around.

There may never be another Nirvana, and for those of us who were around when the band ruled the airwaves and for a time, a whole culture of disaffected youth, there will never be a time like that ever again. The new Nirvana might not sound anything like Nirvana. The new Nirvana won’t resemble Nirvana at all. It’ll be something new, something different. Whomever fronts the new version of Nirvana, my only hope is that the cultural leader of Generation Now will steer clear of the new Courtney Love. She doesn’t love you, new Kurt, she only cares about what you can do to further her own shitty career. Beware!

If you have $150 to spend, feel free to purchase In Utero from the following locations:

Amazon

Nirvana’s Official Website

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