In Bloom (4:13)

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From Nevermind and 257 other releases

In Bloom is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. Written by frontman Kurt Cobain, the song addresses people outside of the underground music community who did not understand the band’s message, and was also directed towards and written about the bands manager, “He’s the one, who likes all our pretty songs, and he likes to sing along, and he likes to shoot his gun, but he don’t know what it means”.

Nirvana made its first music video for an early version of “In Bloom” in 1990, however the song did not appear on a commercial release until the release of the group’s second album, Nevermind, in 1991. “In Bloom” became the fourth and final single from the album late in 1992. It was accompanied by a music video which parodied musical performances of 1960s variety shows.

Like many Nirvana songs, “In Bloom” shifts back and forth between quiet verses to loud choruses. Cobain uses a Mesa Boogie guitar amplifier for the verses, and during the chorus he switches to a Fender Bassman amp (suggested by Vig) for a heavier, double-tracked fuzztone sound. The rhythm section of Novoselic and Grohl kept its parts simple; Grohl stated it was “an unspoken rule” to avoid unnecessary drum fills, while Novoselic said he felt his role was about “serving the song”. During the choruses, vocalist Cobain and drummer Grohl harmonize while singing “He’s the one/Who likes all our pretty songs/And he likes to sing along/And he likes to shoot his gun/But he knows not what it means”. The song’s intro reappears at the end of each chorus.

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  • alefspfc

    \\/ SO TRUE

    10 Dec 6:16pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Part of that insane six-song opening sequence of Nevermind, which just knocks you out flat with its sheer quality.

    15 Nov 4:16pm Reply
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  • MrShayton

    Nice Song

    28 Oct 5:48pm Reply
  • ItsmeChrissi

    Damn I wish I could've seen these guys live... [10]

    21 Oct 9:01am Reply
  • Wonderfull_

    Damn I wish I could've seen these guys live... [9]

    12 Aug 1:51pm Reply
  • TheMally98

    I don't know what it means too... just kidding :P

    11 Aug 2:12am Reply
  • ilkovsky

    Just when I thought it couldn't get any better after Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    10 Aug 3:54pm Reply
  • elalbumblanco

    This was one of the first songs I heard from Nirvana.

    9 Jul 4:43pm Reply
  • Superdgisus

    They summoned the spirit of Kurt Cobain and he sang the song "I love myself and I want to live" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqtscqFZXy8

    15 Jun 5:26pm Reply
  • corruptedboy

    Damn I wish I could've seen these guys live... [8]

    24 May 2:26am Reply
  • ButterSmuggler

    Great track!

    14 May 11:33am Reply
  • darkhelor

    Моя любимая группа))

    7 May 8:48am Reply
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  • wastedish

    RIP

    4 Apr 7:17pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song ♥♥♥

    28 Mar 2:06pm Reply
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    Page: https://www.facebook.com/OnlyRockandRocksteady <3

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