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Album: BleachReleased: 1989
This was Nirvana's first single. Ironically, it is a cover of a song by the Dutch band Shocking Blue ("Venus
"), whose version released in 1967 didn't make the charts. The song was a staple at many of Nirvana's early shows. Today, the single is extremely rare.
In our interview with Sub Pop co-owner Bruce Pavitt
, he recalled seeing Nirvana perform this song at the Central Tavern in Seattle, which was their first performance in the city. Said Pavitt: "In listening to their whole set, that song was the only one that really jumped out, and it was a cover. But, the hypnotic feel of that was kind of an indicator of some of their direction in songwriting. And it's just an incredible recording. They totally nailed it."