LIVE NIRVANA SESSIONS HISTORY Fall/Winter 1992 - Cobain residence, Los Angeles, CA/Carnation, WA, US

  • Cobain, Kurt (vocals, guitar)
  • [O] Serve The Servants
  • [O] Very Ape
  • [?] others?
Source ID Quality Complete Runtime Lowest Gen Tracks Featured Notes
AUD #1 8.0 0:03:28 Official CD (With The Lights Out) • Serve The Servants
• Very Ape
Serve The Servants cuts in. Very Ape has a vocal guide of the chorus melody crudely taped over the end.

These two acoustic demos received posthumous release on the 2004 With The Lights Out box-set. Although the box-set booklet credits both demos as having been recorded in 1993, this label is widely disputed among collectors.

The lyrical content of the Serve The Servants demo seems more light-hearted and less autobiographical than that recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studio, February 12–26, 1993.

Both the lyrics and arrangement of the Very Ape demo appear to significantly pre-date that recorded at BMG Ariola Ltda., January 19–21, 1993; Cobain inelegantly cuts in mid-song with a vocal guide of the chorus melody.

Despite appearing alongside each other on the box-set, it is unclear whether these home demos were in fact recorded together.


© Alex Roberts. August 28, 2011