Table of Contents


With the Lights Out (2004)

With the Lights Out cover

  1. “Heartbreaker”
  2. “Anorexorcist”
  3. “White Lace and Strange”
  4. “Help Me, I’m Hungry”
  5. “Mrs. Butterworth”
  6. “If You Must”
  7. “Pen Cap Chew”
  8. “Downer”
  9. “Floyd the Barber”
  10. “Raunchola / Moby Dick”
  11. “Beans”
  12. “Don’t Want It All”
  13. “Clean Up Before She Comes”
  14. “Polly”
  15. “About A Girl”
  16. “Blandest”
  17. “Dive”
  18. “They Hung Him On A Cross”
  19. “Grey Goose”
  20. “Ain’t It A Shame”
  21. “Token Eastern Song”
  22. “Even In His Youth”
  23. “Polly”
  24. “Opinion”
  25. “Lithium”
  26. “Been A Son”
  27. “Sliver”
  28. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”
  29. “Pay To Play”
  30. “Here She Comes Now”
  31. “Drain You”
  32. “Aneurysm”
  33. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  34. “Breed”
  35. “Verse Chorus Verse”
  36. “Old Age”
  37. “Endless, Nameless”
  38. “Dumb”
  39. “D7”
  40. “Oh, the Guilt”
  41. “Curmudgeon”
  42. “Return of the Rat”
  43. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  44. “Rape Me”
  45. “Rape Me”
  46. “Scentless Apprentice”
  47. “Heart-Shaped Box”
  48. “I Hate Myself and I Want To Die”
  49. “Milk It”
  50. “Moist Vagina”
  51. “Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip”
  52. “The Other Improv”
  53. “Serve the Servants”
  54. “Very Ape”
  55. “Pennyroyal Tea”
  56. “Marigold”
  57. “Sappy”
  58. “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam”
  59. “Do-Re-Mi”
  60. “You Know You’re Right”
  61. “All Apologies”

“In the pines, in the pines, where the Sun don’t ever shine.”

Some disconnected thoughts:

Well, okay, a lot of the less developed stuff is still interesting to hear. For a rarities box set, it’s pretty solid; it’s just that the band was only recording for some five years and three albums. There simply isn’t a whole lot of A-grade material left, which is hard to deny even if you’re one of those people who thinks Kurt Cobain is Jesus Christ or (if you wanna get blasphemous) John Lennon. And no, I’m not going to close with something trite like, “omg this makes me think about how much music today sux w/o kurt” because it didn’t make me think that at all.

J.C. Fields

Last modified on Monday, May 13, 2019.