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It is the sixth song on their second album Nevermindreleased in September Originally titled "Hitchhiker" and later "Cracker," "Polly" dates back to (New Wave) Polly - Nirvana - Incesticide least The earliest known version is a home demo featuring Cobain on vocals and guitar. The sessions were for a planned EP to coincide with the band's European tour, but only two of the five songs recorded, "Stain" and " Been a (New Wave) Polly - Nirvana - Incesticide ," were officially released, on the Blew EP later that year.
The session, engineered by Ted de Bono, was originally broadcast on November 22, This acoustic version, featuring Chad Channing on drums, later appeared on the band's major label debut, Nevermindreleased Fables Of Faubus - Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um September It was the only recording from Vig's original session with the band to appear on the album, the rest of which was recorded by Vig in May at Sound City Studios in Van NuysCalifornia.
In fact, I had to use duct tape to hold the tuning keys in place. A real plunky sound. According to Vig in the Classic Albums: Nirvana - Nevermind documentary, Cobain accidentally sang the first two words of the third verse, " Polly Lonely Lovers - Stinky Toys - Plastic Faces, " too early, during the instrumental break, but the band decided to leave it in.
The session, their last for the BBC, was first broadcast on November 18, and three of the four songs from the session, including "Polly", appeared on the band's compilation album Incesticide on December This faster version of the song appeared under the title " New Wave Polly. The last live performance of "Polly" was at Nirvana's final concert, at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germanyon March 1, This is done for all verses and choruses. After the second chorus the guitar stops playing and a bass break starts.
The song ends with a final cymbal crash after the third chorus. Cobain wrote "Polly" about an incident in Tacoma, Washington involving the abduction and rape of a year-old girl in August Friend Marcha Turca De Mozart - Mägo De Oz - Barakaldo D.F.
(DVD) later arrested and convicted for his crimes. In his Nirvana biography Come As You Arejournalist Michael Azerrad noted that rape seemed to be a consistent theme in Cobain's songs and interviews, as if Cobain was "apologizing for his entire gender. There are all kinds of men that are on the side of the woman and support them and help influence other men.
In fact, a man using himself as an example toward other men can probably make more impact than a woman can. I have a hard time carrying on knowing there are plankton like that in our audience. Sorry to be so anally P. InRolling Stone ranked it number 29 in their ranking of Nirvana songs, with Julianne Sheperd writing, "Though it's certainly not a protest songit deftly delves into the mind of a sicko, like a succinct Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killerand is an example of the thoughtful depths Cobain was willing to plumb.
According to Heavier than HeavenAmerican singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was impressed with "Polly" upon hearing the song while at a Flayed Vert - Tlaotlon - Squirt Image Flex (File, Album) concert, remarking of Cobain that "that kid has heart.
American alternative rock musician Amanda Palmerwho covered "Polly" on the tribute album, Newerminddiscussed the song in a Spin interview, saying, " It's entirely possible that the production on Nevermind is going to feel dated in 50 years, if it doesn't already. People will always be trying to make sense of what the fuck exactly Kurt was singing about. That's what makes a song last.
Several versions of "Polly," both studio-recorded and live, were released (New Wave) Polly - Nirvana - Incesticide the band's lifetime, and numerous others have been released posthumously. The following tables list all studio versions of the song, and all officially released live versions.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from New Wave Polly. A sample of "Polly", based a real-life account of the abduction and torture of a year-old girl. Its haunting narrative is written from the point-of-view of the serial rapist. The song is driven by soft, plunking acoustic guitar strums. The song is set at a faster tempo and features distorted electric guitar. Cobain sings his lyrics in a melodic screaming style. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Hal Leonard Corporation.
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Retrieved March 9, New York City: Doubleday. The Nirvana companion: two decades of commentary: a chronicle of the end of punk. New York City: Schirmer Books. Club New York City: Simon and Schuster. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Seattle Washington: Hearst Corporation : D1. August 19, August 15, Heavier Than Heaven. New York City: Hyperion Books. Brooklyn, New York: Vice Media. Retrieved January 25, The Guardian. Retrieved 23 June Retrieved July 25, Retrieved July 21, Bleach Nevermind In Utero.
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