Author: Lillian Wills
The last single to ever be officially release by Nirvana, You Know You’re Right, can only be found on the band’s 2002 ‘Best Of’ compact disk. It is the first song on the CD and it’s a haunting legacy of the bands heyday in the American grunge rock scene of the 1990s. It was written in the mid to late 1990s and as far as anyone knows, it’s one of the very few Kurt Cobain songs to exist after their album ‘In Utero’ was released. The song was only known as a bootlegged version and as a song performed by the band Hole who was fronted by Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow.
Nirvana You Know You’re Right was recorded in the bands final studio sessions prior to Cobain’s death. It was recorded on January 30, 1994, but it would be kept away from fans until the ‘Best Of’ album was released. This was due to the legalities of the song itself as members of the band wanted it for their box set release which had been planned for some time. Love forced the song to be released, felling that it would be wasted in the box set and better off as part of a singles collections. She felt the Nirvana song have serious hit potential and commercial value.
While the surviving band members agreed that Nirvana Your Know Your Right had commercial potential, the legal hassling was more to do with timing than anything else. The lawsuit was settled and the song was released on their album ‘Nirvana’ in 2002. The song was leaked onto the Internet weeks prior to its released in an MP3 format and many alternative rock stations put the song into the play list even after receiving cease and desist letters.
The single by Nirvana, You Know Your Right, was released as a promotional single and Chris Hafner decided to make a music video of it using concert footage of the band performing to make it look as if they were singing the song on stage. The videos even included clips of Kurt Cobain at the mike. The song charted #1 on the Billboard Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks lists, proving that it did indeed have commercial potential. How much of that potential was still riding on Kurt Cobain’s death no one will ever know.
Nirvana You Know Your Right was never released as a commercial single and can only be found on the one album, the ‘Best Of’ collection. While there are numerous Nirvana DVDs available on the market, this song is not included on any them that we were able to find. It could be listed under another title, however, as there were questions throughout the industry about the proper title of the song. Because the song was only available from bootleggers for many years, the question about the song title could very well be a form of Nirvana urban legend.
If the song title is wrong, the only person who could tell us what it was is long gone a secret Cobain took with him into the next life.
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About the Author
Lillian G. W. is a marketing executive for global consumer brands, media, and high tech businesses. She loves writing about shopping, product reviews, fashion, travel, green innovation, arts & entertainment. She spots consumer trends, explores and assembles ideas, and provides creative solutions to business challenges. Currently, she writes for IMShopping.com