Nirvana – Buffy’s Pregnant

Posted: October 25, 2015 in Song Of The Day
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Being a Nirvana fan in the mid-90’s, i’d heard of the fabled Fecal Matter demos, but never had a chance to hear the songs until someone uploaded it to Youtube in the mid-00’s. And Buffy’s Pregnant was an immediate standout. Kurt’s valley-girl impersonation is spot on – it reminds me of the Babysitter’s Club books and all the other inane shit of that ilk that was forced upon me as a kid in the 80’s.

Calling this a Nirvana song is not entirely correct, as it appeared on the Fecal Matter demo tape, officially Cobain’s first band release. Fun fact: the song features Dale Crover from the Melvins on bass.

Nirvana always had this great sense of humour to me, which I think gets kind of lost sometimes in the sombre portrayals of Kurt Cobain as this anguished artist who was too sensitive for the real world. So while it’s rough as guts, this song reminds me of all the good stuff about being in a band – poop jokes, sick riffs, and just having fun playing music.

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