Endless, Nameless

Album: Nevermind (1991)
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  • "Endless, Nameless" is the hidden song at the end of Nevermind. The only way to hear it is to let the CD end and wait 13:51. It is not credited on the album and was not included on every copy. The first pressings didn't have it and many later pressings also left it off. The group didn't put much effort into the song - it's a lot of random noise.
  • The hidden song became a trend in the early '90s, to the point where people would let CDs play after the listed tracks were finished to see if there was more there. Some of the big albums that contained hidden tracks include Pearl Jam's Ten and Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill.
  • According to Dave Grohl of Nirvana, at least one guy took his copy of Nevermind back to the record store for a refund, as he thought it was broken when this song suddenly appeared. Many other people thought there was something wrong with their multi-disc CD players, as they would stop playing at the end of the album.
  • Weird Al Yankovic did a parody of this song by including a hidden track called "Bite Me" on his 1992 album Off the Deep End.
  • Nirvana played this to close out their wild and wooly set at the Reading Festival in England on August 23, 1991. This was before Nevermind was released so they were low on the bill but delivered the most memorable performance of the festival. Kurt Cobain, who had already done some crowd surfing, finished the performance by taking a running leap into Dave Grohl's drum kit. He did not stick the landing and dislocated his shoulder.

Comments: 24

  • AnonymousI think this song is about going to “hell, go to hell go to jail, mayhem.. here I am.” They want to call for help with “mamma” and such trying to get some way out to no avail
  • Aaron from IrelandHow did somebody transcribe this incoherent trash. Nobody would have the balls to write something so ear rape, but it's pure greatness because Kurt doesn't give a f--k. It's something I appreciate.
  • Rose from NjSaying that they weren't "trying" to make a good song is in my opinion not a reason to say it's not good. I actually like this song a lot and a lot of good things are accidents.
  • Zero from The Abyss, NjYeah, but, like there's a fine line between "Punk" and just noise. This whole song was a joke/accident and I think the people on this site are overpraising it a little to much...
  • Jeff from Westland, MiThere's a live version of this song that sounds great ! the best songs from Nirvana are the live bootleg ones! check out The Blind Pig Ann Arbor Mi. 1990 Nirvana radio songs are played out n the nerds who like thos songs dont know punk!
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjOther bands that have put hidden tracks at the end of their CDs include but are not limited to: Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Tool, KoRn, The Deftones, Godsmack, 311, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, 3 Doors Down, Mushroomhead, White Zombie, Green Day, The Offspring, Crazy Town, (hed) PE, Saliva, System of a Down, Pantera, Incubus, P.O.D., Stone Temple Pilots, Disturbed, and Slipknot. Korn even made a tradition out of this as about half of their CDs have hidden tracks.
  • Mike from Glendale Heights, IlThey say that "Endless, Nameless" came about due to instrument malfunction during an attempted recording of "Lithium". Even though it was just a jam, I think the song's feel is really more similar to In Utero not Nevermind. It has an edginess and anger that we didn't get too much of on Nevermind.
  • Paige from Urbandale, Iaya i found this CD at a CD Warehouse. feel really lucky to have not only found it (took 6 months). it had this hidden track though
  • Cr4sh0verr1deh4xx0rz from New York, Nysounds satanic. play it backward! =] prob nothing
  • Vanessa from Oxford, OhI heard that the reason they stopped putting "Endless, Nameless" on post-Nirvana copies of Nevermind is because there were a few copycat suicides who left this song playing while they killed themselves. Does anyone know if this is true, and if not, why did they stop including the song?
  • Sheeberson from Wrightsville Beach, Ncbadass song, i love singing this and NOBODY knows what it is because a good amount of people cant understand what kurt's saying (i couldnt understand either, i came here fo lyrics). gooooooddddd song
  • Erik from Somewhere, Pai love nirvana, but this song isn't anything special. it took me forever to find the song and i wasn't all that impressed.
  • Defri from Samarinda, Indonesiaa boring song,i think...
  • Jeff from La Pine, OrWhere can I get the copy of Nevermind with this song on it, I cant find it anywhere, my friend has it but I dont want any of my Nirvana CD's to be burnt.
  • Ed from Chodania, Flthis was the song they played whenever they smashed their instruments at the end of a show
  • Kieran from Essex, Englandwhy cant mario talk properly?
  • Mario from Riverside, CaThis song is bad ass. I got this bangin system and when I crank this jam. It pushes its performance to the edge. Cant get enough....
  • Matt from Millbrae, Cakurt kept getting pissed that his guitar wasnt working right for the song "lithium" and this is the ironic result. awesome song.
  • Esteban from Chula Vista, CaThis is from a book titled, Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects. Nevermind 1991: First 50,000 CD copies did not include the unlisted bonus track "Endless Nameless." On this CD the water is painted all the way to the center of the CD; on the second version the color stops and the center is clear. And on page 98 it says: Creating a gold mine for collectors, the first pressings of Nevermind did not include "Endless Nameless." The oversight by DGC was corrected shortly thereafter when a new pressing was immediately sent out once the error was discovered. So the cd's that do not include "Endless Nameless".
  • Stephen from Broadalbin, NyNot much of a comment, but I was tremendously lucky to get a copy of Nevermind with Endless, Nameless. Funny thing is, I had bought two previous copies, had them stolen, and got my third copy off of the BMG Music Club. How's that for "third time's a charm?"
  • Nick from Paramus, NjThe way it seems is, after they recorded it they decided to put it on the CD as a joke so they left it on the master tape from the studio, but the company supposedly thought the track was left on by accident so the first 100,000 so disks were made without the track on it. When the band heard the CD and found out it didn't have the song on it they were furious and made the rest of them get burnt with the song. Eventually, they just stopped printing the disks with the song.

    for more info, checkout: "http://www.eeggs.com/items/1371.html"
  • Kelly from Houston, TxThe song is a practice session during the recordings of Nevermind. You can hear him smashing his guitar its cool, I got the cd used and was fortunate to get the copy with this on there but it supposedly disappeared. I was then lucky enough to get the Nevermind cd autographed. blah
  • William from Indiana, InThis song was a bad take for Lithium. Only the first few thousand CD albums have this track.
  • Jad from Batroun, OtherI guess it would be so relaxing to sing it alone and get your anger out
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