Negative Creep

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"Negative Creep"
Song by Nirvana from the album Bleach
Released 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Grunge, alternative metal
Length 2:56
Label Sub Pop
Writer Kurt Cobain
Producer Jack Endino
Bleach track listing
"Negative Creep" was dubbed "a text book example of Seattle's true grunge sound" by IGN,[1] featuring Cobain's frantic wails and screaming on top of a repetitious and heavy grunge riff.[2]

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"Negative Creep" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana from its 1989 debut album Bleach. The song was written by Kurt Cobain about himself, and how he claimed that he always saw himself as a negative person. It was named as one of the "Sub Popiest" grunge songs the band ever recorded.[3] IGN called it "a textbook example of Seattle's true grunge sound... featuring Cobain's frantic wails and screaming on top of a repetitious and heavy grunge riff." The song has been also been described as "creepy" which works quite well with the title. "Negative Creep" is the only song on Bleach (including the reissued tracks), that does not end abruptly. Instead it fades out with the vocals, giving it a 60s pop aesthetic.[4][5]

The line "Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more" shares similarities to the early Mudhoney single B-side "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More", later re-released on Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles. Nirvana does not credit the song and the line was under the speculation of plagiarism. Some reviewers instead see the songs as an ode, not a ripoff, such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" being an ode to the Pixies' "Debaser".[3][4]

The song was included on the soundtrack to the 1996 documentary, Hype!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gage, Josephine (September 23, 2009). "Nirvana Ultimate Mix - Music Feature at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Bleach (album review)". Sputnik Music. January 14, 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b Crisafulli, Chuck (1996). Teen Spirit: The Stories Behind Every NIRVANA Song. Omnibus Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-7119-5809-2. 
  4. ^ a b Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects - Kurt St. Thomas, Troy Smith - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  5. ^ SPIN - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Jason D. "Relief Through Release - Tura Satana : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Franck, John. "Take My Scars - Machine Head : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Egenthal, Mike. "Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute to Nirvana - Various Artists : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Slither [#1] - Velvet Revolver : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 

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