Monday, 1 September 2008

A reminder of brilliance

Today, my friends: moshing. But moshing with a turding great splinter in your foot.

Nirvana. Specifically, the song You Know You're Right. This was recorded during Nirvana's last ever session. That knowledge = the splinter, right?



The lyrics are fairly direct and uncompromising. Not a great deal of analysis needed there, I feel.

Things to love about this song
  • The fact that the song proper kicks off with this cheesy, palm-muted, faux-jaunty intro
  • The lack of pissing around with a lengthy build-up: a Pixies-esque cut to the chase
  • The modal, oriental-sounding melody of the chorus
  • Cobain's sodding fantastic vocals at around the 2-minute mark
  • The repeating 'You know you're right', which continues that bit longer than you think it possibly could
Read the tabloid-friendly soap-opera of a story of the song (after Cobain's suicide) on wikipedia.

2 comments:

Ally said...

Cogwheel Dogs should cover this, imagine the terrifying laser 'cello!

Billicatons said...

Ah, Ally, the Nirvana covers we could do ... (Well, I say "could" ... At this time, actually, we couldn't, not having fully rehearsed any. But, um, you know ...)

Very Ape is currently top of the list. *Brilliant* song ... I'm sure Rebecca has rhapsodised on it to you already?

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