From A To B – From ‘SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT’ To ‘EVEN IN HIS YOUTH’ By NIRVANA – Released 1991

The other side of the A…

11 October 2020

Band: Nirvana
B-side: Even In His Youth
A-side: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Released: September 1991

Even in his youth he was nothing
Kept his body clean going nowhere
Daddy was ashamed he was nothing
Smears the family name he was something

That immortal A-side
(more than 1 billion views on YT)

NIRVANA: Discography

RIP Kurt Cobain…

ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD – Five Ballbreaking Live Killers Against Paranoia..

To fight paranoia in these lockdown times you don’t need to inject yourself with disinfectant. I have some far better medication. Turn up the volume, and pretend
that corona is a tasty beer, not a nasty virus. Go bananas to these 5 steamy live killers. Scream, jump, pump your fists, play air guitar, and keep on rockin’ in the free world…

– Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by NIRVANA –

– ‘Hysteria’ by MUSE –

– ‘Mr. Brightside’ by THE KILLERS featuring JOHNNY MARR

– ‘Fight For Your Right’ by BEASTIE BOYS –

– Keep On Rockin’ in The Free World by NEIL YOUNG –

Hell Yeah…


(VANT – photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

NIRVANA Released ‘MTV UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK’ Album 25 Years Ago…

1 November 2019

25 years ago today, on 1 November 1994, NIRVANA released ‘MTV UNPLUGGED IN
NEW YORK’
, 7 months after Kurt Cobain’s death. The LP features an acoustic performance recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City a year before, for the television series ‘MTV Unplugged’. The set consisted of lesser known Nirvana songs and covers from songs by
the Vaselines, David Bowie, Lead Belly, and Meat Puppets whose members Cris and Curt Kirkwood joined Nirvana onstage.

It was overall an unexpected and a most striking event as the stripped versions of all songs, musically and vocally, turned them into heartbreaking, profound and almost spiritual musings sung by Kurt Cobain with an impassioned depth we never heard
before, because of most of the tracks we only knew the original, noisy renditions.
The final result was truly impressive, wholehearted and gripping.

AllMusic wrote: “If ‘In Utero’ is a suicide note, MTV Unplugged in New York is a message
from beyond the grave, a summation of Kurt Cobain’s talents and pain so fascinating,
it’s hard to listen to repeatedly… It’s a nakedly emotional record, unintentionally so, as the subtext means more than the main themes of how Nirvana wanted to prove its worth and diversity, showcasing the depth of their songwriting. As it turns out, it accomplishes its goals rather too well; this is a band, and songwriter, on the verge of discovering a new sound and style.”
Full review here – Score 5/5

Three highlights

– ALL APOLOGIES –

– COME AS YOU ARE –

– WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? –
(Leadbelly cover)

Album in full…

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NIRVANA Topped The UK Albums Chart With Brilliant Album ‘IN UTERO’ 26 Years Ago Today…

25 September 2019

IN UTERO is definitely my favorite NIRVANA album because it showed more and more how the great late terribly troubled KURT COBAIN was evolved into a a fantastic high-quality singer/songwriter. The LP, their third and final one, was released on 21 September 1993. It topped the UK Albums Chart four days after its release, 26 years ago today. It also hit the top spot of The US Billboard charts.

Turn Up The Volume‘s highlights…

– HEART-SHAPED BOX –

– ALL APOLOGIES –

Studio version…

Unplugged version…

– RAPE ME –

Album in full…

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NIRVANA: Nirvana

NIRVANA Released Rowdy Debut Album ‘BLEACH’ 30 Years Ago…

15 June 2019

Today 30 years ago, on 15 June 1989 grunge legends NIRVANA released their debut longplayer BLEACH (its working title was ‘Too Many Humans‘). Despite raving reviews
the LP failed to chart. The record was re-released by Geffen Records, three years later,
in 1992 after the band became globally famous with follow-up album ‘Nevermind‘ that came out in 1991.

ALL MUSIC formulated the album’s true worth precisely well: “Bleach is more than
a historical curiosity since it does have its share of great songs, but it isn’t a lost classic,
it’s a debut from a band that shows potential but haven’t yet achieved it.”

Album in full…
(Original tracklist: #1 – #11)

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NIRVANA: Website – Facebook – All Albums

HISTORY – 5 April 1994 – KURT COBAIN Passed Away 25 Years Ago Today…

5 April 2019

On 4 April 1994, 25 years ago today, Nirvana‘s frontman and grunge icon Kurt Cobain committed suicide, only 27. A troubled young man who couldn’t/wouldn’t handle his unwanted star status. The band’s 1993 MTV Unplugged performance showed the highly sensitive and emotional side of Cobain even more than we already knew as this acoustic – to the bone – interpretation of several of their best known songs and some covers was both highly heartfelt and intense. To remember this special artist Turn Up the Volume! picked three moments of that unplugged session…

– ALL APOLOGIES –

– COME AS YOU ARE –