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Most of us are familiar with Nirvana, the band that started off in the Seattle grunge scene and ended up turning 90s alternative rock on its head. The band’s demise came when infamous lead singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994.
In the short time of the band’s existence, they released three studio albums; Bleach in 1989, Nevermind in 1991, and In Utero in 1993. Nevermind is probably the most well known album from Nirvana. Home to the single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, it launched the band into stardom.
On an exciting note, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of In Utero, a deluxe box set of the album will be released on September 24, 2013. This box set will include three CDs and a DVD of live performances. The CDs will include remastered tracks as well as unreleased tracks, B side singles, unheard demos, and live tracks from the band’s final tour lineup with Dave Grohl as the drummer. The DVD is of their complete Seattle “Live and Loud” show from December 1993.
This includes their performance of the song “Rape Me” that caused so much controversy at the time. The song was misunderstood as a song promoting rape, when really it was the opposite. To spite opposes, they played the song loudly and proudly at the “Live and Loud” show, chronicled on this soon to be released DVD.
So for those of you who love Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, or just decide you want a chronicle of some 90s rock history, head out to the record stores next Tuesday, September 24th and grab the In Utero Deluxe Box Set before they’re all snatched up. Maybe even blast “Rape Me” on your way home to counteract all of the controversy surrounding Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” recently.