Negative Creep

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"Negative Creep"
Song by Nirvana
from the album Bleach
Released 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Grunge
Length 2:56
Label Sub Pop
Songwriter(s) Kurt Cobain
Producer(s) Jack Endino
Bleach track listing

"Negative Creep" is a song by American rock 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.[2] IGN called it "a text book example of Seattle's true grunge sound".[3] "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 1960s 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. Some reviewers see the song as an ode, such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" being an ode to the Pixies' "Debaser".[2][4]

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

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  1. ^ "Bleach (album review)". Sputnik Music. January 14, 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b Crisafulli, Chuck (1996). Teen Spirit: The Stories Behind Every NIRVANA Song. Omnibus Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-7119-5809-2. 
  3. ^ Gage, Josephine (September 23, 2009). "Nirvana Ultimate Mix". IGN. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  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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