Love Buzz (3:43)

Cover of With the Lights Out

From With the Lights Out and 333 other releases

“Love Buzz” is a song written by Robbie van Leeuwen of Dutch rock band Shocking Blue. The American grunge band Nirvana recorded a cover version of the song for its debut single, released on Sub Pop in 1988. It was the first single in the Sub Pop Single of the Month club, a marketing gimmick which helped Sub Pop stay temporarily financially solvent. A different mix of the song would also appear on Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach, along with the single’s b-side, “Big Cheese”.

The Bleach version of Love Buzz was mixed differently and is missing a 10-second sound collage introduction put together by Kurt Cobain. “Love Buzz” was later released on the Blew EP.

In a 1989 review for British music magazine Melody Maker, Everett True enthusiastically wrote, “Nirvana are beauty incarnate. A relentless two-chord garage beat which lays down some serious foundations for a sheer monster of a guitar to howl over. The volume control ain’t been built yet which can do justice to this three-piece!” True also made “Love Buzz” joint-US Single of the Week.


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Would you believe me when I tell you.
You are queen of my heart. Please don't deceive me when I hurt you.
Just ain't the way it seems.

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  • Sarinijha

    14 Nov 7:49pm Reply
  • Nivse

    this is a fucking masterpiece ...

    28 Oct 7:02pm Reply
  • joshsaussey

    The riff here is so awesome, groovy and fun.

    29 Mar 4:16am Reply
  • X8SK5X

    i feel it ♥

    10 Mar 7:23pm Reply
  • coloredpepper

    ♥ amor define ♥

    20 Feb 1:18am Reply
  • SeriousFucker

    Rock on! ride on!

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Panecea


    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    @ Veggie12, don't worry, that's legal in five states now. ;P \m/

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • eyesaresmiles

    This is on the album now? It wasn't first time around, not even on the CD. It was on the Blew CD single. One of my favourite Nirvana tunes though. They totally made the song theirs.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SeriousFucker

    This songs rocks while riding motorcycle

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • chantywrastler


    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jrs1991

    Good cover but i prefer the original

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jimmypage95

    Cool cover [2]

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • floresju


    10 May 2013 Reply
  • Malkamillian

    WTF is "With the Lights Out"?? This is off Bleach.

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • magicseatronica

    Prodigy =)

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SeriousFucker

    just fucken fabulous

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tortACh

    Кайфная песня!

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jho_tavares


    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Fuzgunn

    This is the first Nirvana song I heard on an old VHS skateboard tape called 'Board Crazy' put out by Greg James Productions around 1989. The skating was so-so, but the music was amazing. It was all Pacific Northwest bands, including Mudhoney, Coffin Break, Kings of Rock, the U-Men and the Nights and Days. It's definitely worth tracking down if you can find a copy.

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
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