McCartney Will Front Nirvana Tonight? (It’s Always About a Girl)

Maybe so.

If this happens, I guarantee “About A Girl.”   From your friends at Wikipedia:

According to the 1994 Nirvana biography Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad, “About a Girl” was written after Kurt Cobainspent an entire afternoon listening to Meet The Beatles! repeatedly. At the time, Cobain was trying to conceal his pop songwriting instincts, and he was reluctant to include the song on Bleach for fear of alienating the band’s then-exclusively grunge fan base. In a 1993 Rolling Stone interview with David Fricke, he explained:

“Even to put “About a Girl” on Bleach was a risk. I was heavily into pop, I really liked R.E.M., and I was into all kinds of old ‘60s stuff. But there was a lot of pressure within that social scene, the underground — like the kind of thing you get in high school. And to put a jangly R.E.M. type of pop song on a grunge record, in that scene, was risky.” [1]

However, Bleach producer Jack Endino was excited about the song, and even saw it as a potential single. Years later, Butch Vig, who produced Nirvana’s 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind, would cite “About a Girl” as the first hint that there was more to Nirvana than grunge. “Everyone talks about Kurt’s love affair with… the whole punk scene, but he was also a huge Beatles fan, and the more time we spent together the more obvious their influence on his songwriting became,” Vig told the NME in 2004.

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Recorded in 1988.  25 years ago.  25 years before that, the Beatles released Please Please Me and With The Beatles.  That means if Dave Grohl were George Harrison, he’d already be past the “Set On You” era.  Time is crazy.

I hope this happens.  I really do.  DVR set to awesome.  Perhaps this is the space-time disturbance the Mayans foresaw.

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