Monday, August 30, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 113: Sliver

Sliver - Nirvana (1990)

Here is the conundrum : In Utero is my favorite album. Unplugged in New York is my favorite memory. "Sliver" is my favorite song. Every listen brings back memories of the summer of 1994 and the first time that I purchased a vinyl 45 in years. It was from the Sub Pop mail order catalog, just two months after Kurt's passing. It is a timeless little ditty about being shipped off to your grandparents when your parents need a few days off. It is told with a child's sense of wonder and an adult's anger. It is a lullaby and a punk classic. Finally, it wraps up into a neat package everything we loved about Messrs. Cobain, Novoselic and Grohl (Even though it's Dan Peters of Mudhoney drumming on the track), and all that we lost in a moment of human weakness.

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