April 8th 1994 is a historic day In Rock and Roll history. That is the day Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle Washington. 25 years later his music lives on this weeks Banger is in honor of Kurt Cobain. Born February 20th 1967 Kurt Donald Cobain never got to see his 28th birthday or see his daughter Frances bean grow up.

Today’s song is off In Utero the bands last album before Cobain’s death. They had a very specific sound in mind when making what would be there last album and really wanted to work with producer Steve Albini.

“Because of Steve Albini’s production, it just that sound that we really like we thought it sounded so natural and real it has a really beautiful ambiance to it. I personally have had in my head, ever since we had this band going I’ve wanted that kind of a sound because it sounds so natural and real. He used a lot of old analog equipment and a lot of microphone like a quadruple the amount of microphones that people normally use ” – Kurt Cobain on In Utero

The sound Kurt had envisioned really worked out for the band In Utero did very well to hitting number 1 in the US, UK and Sweden. Number 2 in Ireland, Iceland, France, Australia and on the Europe top 100 albums chart and number 3 in Canada. Pennyroyal Tea was actually cancelled as a single after Cobain’s death but was released in 2014 for record store day. It charted at number 1 on the Billboard hot singles sales chart, number 4 on the U.K. Physical Singles Sales chart, and number 121 on the U.K. Singles Chart not bad for a 20 year old song.


Listen to Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea Below


Past Banger’s:

The Beaches  – Fascination

Palaye Royale – You’ll be fine

Mother Mother – Get up

The interrupters – She’e Kerosene

Barns Courtney – Fire

PUP – Can’t win

Jade Bird – Uh Huh

The 1975 – Love It If We Made It

The Raconteurs – Sunday Driver

Alexisonfire – Familiar Drugs

Tom Morello – Every Step That I Take

Motley Crue – The Dirt(Est. 1981) Feat. Machine Gun Kelly

Rammstein – Du Hast

Buckcherry – Everything

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under the Bridge