In Bloom (4:13)

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

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

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
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    Just when I thought it couldn't get any better after Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
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    They summoned the spirit of Kurt Cobain and he sang the song "I love myself and I want to live"

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
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    Great track!

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