Old Unreleased Nirvana song released!!

09-28-2002, 02:39 AM
Much Awaited Nirvana Song Released
Fri Sep 27, 9:51 AM ET
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE (AP) - A long-anticipated Nirvana song that's been the subject of much speculation and litigation finally surfaced on the nation's airwaves this week, more than eight years after singer Kurt Cobain killed himself.

Cobain's estate closely guarded "You Know You're Right," making it one of the most legendary unreleased tracks in rock history. The band, which launched the early 1990s "grunge" movement, recorded it in late January 1994, less than three months before Cobain's death.

"It may not be the best song they ever did, but it's probably in the top 10," Cobain biographer Charles Cross said Thursday. "At the time, people were saying Kurt was over, and that's what's so significant about this song — it's the last great Nirvana song."

It's unclear how the track finally aired. Several radio stations said it first surfaced on the Internet, which was where they obtained it.

One station, KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, reported receiving a one-day cease-and-desist order earlier this week, but said it had permission to play the song Thursday.

The release — whether official or not — followed comments last week from Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, indicating that lawsuits involving the song had been settled for "a lot of money" and that "You Know You're Right" would come out before the holidays.

Love and surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have long fought over "You Know You're Right" and the rest of Nirvana's legacy. She sued them in May 2001 to block the release of a boxed set including the song, which she wanted released later. They countersued for breach of contract, calling Love "irrational, mercurial, self-centered, unmanageable, inconsistent and unpredictable."

Neither Love's Seattle lawyer, O. Yale Lewis, nor Grohl and Novoselic's lawyers would confirm that the case had been settled or discuss the song's release. A spokesman for Interscope Geffen A&M, Nirvana's label, did not return a phone message, and lawyers for Universal Music Group, which includes the label, declined to comment.

The case still was set to go to trial in King County Superior Court beginning Monday, though a bailiff for Judge Robert Alsdorf noted that a hearing set for about two weeks ago had been canceled without being rescheduled.

"You Know You're Right" is chilling, especially given its proximity to Cobain's death. It opens with the lines "I would never bother you/ I would never promise to/ If I say that word again/ I would move away from here," and descends into Cobain's elongated, tormented wail. "Pain," he cries, stretching the word out for nearly 10 seconds.

Other lines appear sarcastic: "Things have never been so swell/ And I have never been so well."

Cross cautioned that the version released on the Internet may not be the one the record label planned to release. He said he heard a substantially better version while researching his Cobain biography, "Heavier than Heaven," which came out last year.

The song shows what more Cobain could have done, had he not committed suicide at 27, Cross said.

"When I first heard it, my jaw just dropped," he said. "You get the sense that you're never going to hear this voice again."


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Streaming audio of "You Know You're Right":


09-28-2002, 02:39 AM
I heard the song, it is pretty good :D

09-28-2002, 08:04 AM
Nirvana! Soooooo Over!:rolleyes:

09-28-2002, 08:31 AM
i want to hear this song :D.

09-29-2002, 12:40 AM
This is probably sacriligous, but when Hole (Courntey Love's old band) sang it on MTV Unplugged....they're version it much better. Sorry, Kurt.

the cat
09-29-2002, 03:30 AM
Could some of you please be more respectful of the deceast! Whatever you think of Kurt Cobain, he was at the top of the music game for awhile.

But forget about the music. It's a damn shame he killed himself and left his daughter fatherless. :(

09-29-2002, 03:43 AM
you're not a Nirvana fan eh cat. :o

09-29-2002, 04:56 AM
The only cool thing about Nirvana was Dave Grohl. That and the fact that Cobain let Weird Al make fun of him, unlike that twit Coolio.

Dave Grohl rules and I can't wait until the new album comes out next month.

the cat
09-30-2002, 04:14 PM
Allie, I can't say I'm a Nirvana fan. But I was sad at the demise of Kurt Cobain. I hope his music lives on. And it seems like it is.

09-30-2002, 11:48 PM