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Aurora Borealis: A Nirvana Mixtape: 15 Essential B-Sides and Demos

on September 23, 2011, 12:00pm
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“Old Age”

Recorded: 1991
Appeared on: With the Lights Out

This one’s a Nevermind outtake and it really sounds stripped from that “era,” if you can even call it that. Recorded in California with Butch Vig, Dave Grohl’s drumming foreshadows the ensuing poppy sensibilities they’d unveil only a few months later. Cobain also spits out some savory lines, specifically: “One more doubt here to save my never” or “One more high here to find my nervous.” So apathetic, but that’s why you’re listening. -Michael Roffman

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