Nirvana - Sliver (Single Version)





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Here are some facts/comments about "Sliver" from songfacts.com :

This is a semi-autobiographical song about being deserted by your parents. The words were written by Kurt Cobain, and tell the story about a little boy left at his grandparents house and him screaming to go home.

Dan Peters from the group Mudhoney played drums on this. Like Nirvana, Mudhoney came out of the Seattle music scene, and for a while were doing much better. Nirvana went through a lot of drummers before finding Dave Grohl, and Peters played just one show with the band.

This inspired the Weezer track "Heart Songs." Weezer leeder Rivers Cuomo told Rolling Stone magazine about hearing this song for the first time: "I was working at Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in the spring of '91, and another cashier, Harold, said, 'Hey, Rivers, I know something you might like. It's called Nirvana.' As soon as I heard 'Mom and Dad went to a show,' I immediately started dancing around. It was exactly how I felt, and they were putting it to music. It inspired me to do the same thing."

I believe Chi Chi the toy monkey makes an appearance in the "Freddie Krueger Jumper" film clip. Chi Chi also appeared in the photograph on the back cover of Nevermind among diseased vaginas and a KISS photo.

The reason Kurt called this Sliver is that in his early songs a lot of his titles had no meaning to the song and he wanted to confuse people and so he thought that if he called it Sliver people would call it Silver.....and they do ha ha ha ha...this is to be confirmed by reding Heavier Than Heaven ,the definitive Kurt biography and also several interviews he did.

in another version of the song he says now grandpa had a cigarette he touched my arm on accident i swear to god it hurt real bad.

Kurt's parents divorced when he was really young and he lived with his grand parents for a while.

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