Saturday, December 26, 2009
Video - Nirvana, "Verse Chorus Verse"
After getting the most severe workout on Just Dance, I need the loud, angry guitars of Kurt Cobain to bring me back down to earth. No offense to the MC Hammer and Kylie Minogue fans out there, but I'm a Generation Xer at heart.
Back in the day, this song was known as, "Verse Chorus Verse." It was a phrase of Cobain's, criticizing the stale formulas of rock songs. This song appeared on the No Alternative compilation CD, which is one of the defining albums of the 1990's, right up there with the Singles and Pulp Fiction soundtracks.
However, with the release of the Nirvana box set, a second song with the same title appeared. I don't think that second one ever made it past the demo stage, but for whatever reason, the original VCV got its name changed to, "Sappy." Whatever. It was "Verse Chorus Verse" in 1993, and that's how I remember it.
So everybody enjoy their Christmas weekend, relax, thrash out to your favorite Seattle rock bands, and dance yourselves silly playing Just Dance Wii.