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Rape Me - Nirvana

Rape Me

In Utero
Grunge rock Nirvana alternative 90s


Rape Me is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. The song was released as the second single from Nirvana's 1993 album In Utero, packaged as a double a-side along with "All Apologies." "Rape Me" was written by Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain in an apartment in Los Angeles, California in May 1991, around the time the band's second album, Nevermind (1991), was being mixed. It was first performed live on June 18, 1991, at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California, and subsequently played several times at Nirvana concerts during the next two years. These early live versions featured a dissonant, semi-improvised "anti-solo" after the second chorus, which was replaced by a bridge in the song's final incarnation. The band had wanted to debut it at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on September 9, but MTV insisted on them playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" instead. According to the Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, the network's reasoning was not so much due to the controversial usage of the word "rape," but rather because they assumed Cobain was using the song to jab at the media (and MTV) for their abuse of his celebrity status. (Only weeks earlier, a Vanity Fair article depicting Cobain and his wife Courtney Love as unfit parents nearly resulted in the removal of their newborn child Frances Bean Cobain from their custody. MTV News was one of the media sources who reported this story.) Nirvana ultimately settled on playing their then-latest single "Lithium." However, to show their disapproval of MTV's insistence, "Lithium" was preceded by the first 5 seconds of "Rape Me." The opening chords and the song's title lyrics were sung twice, and MTV was seconds away from pulling their performance off the air and going to a commercial when the band abruptly stopped the song and went into the intro of "Lithium." The song was first recorded in the studio by Jack Endino in October 1992 in Seattle, Washington. The studio version of "Rape Me" that appears on In Utero was recorded by Steve Albini in February 1993. In December of that year, it was released alongside "All Apologies" as the album's second single. A music video was considered but never made.


There are multiple artists tracked as "Nirvana" on Last.fm. Following are six, listed in order of prominence: 1) Nirvana was a popular and highly influential American grunge band. The band formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987, and it was part of the Seattle grunge scene of the late 80s, alongside bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. As their popularity rose, alternative rock became a dominant genre on American and Canadian radio and music television during the early-to-mid '90s. Show more ...

Rape Me - Nirvana

Rape me
Rape me, my friend
Rape me
Rape me again

I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah

Hate me
Do it and do it Again
Waste me
Rape me, my friend

I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah

My favorite inside source
I'll kiss your open sores
I Appreciate your concern
You're gonna stink and burn

Rape me
Rape me, my friend
Rape me
Rape me again

I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah
I'm not the only one, Aaah

Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me! (Rape me!)
Rape me!!!



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