No Apologies: All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked

RS tackles the complete catalog of the band that defined the Nineties and made the world a lot noisier

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25. "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle"

Full of jabs at Vanity Fair writer Lynn Hirschberg, who wrote a negative story about Courtney Love, this In Utero rager also paid tribute to Seattle-born actress Frances Farmer, who was committed to an insane asylum against her will. "I guess that's my way of letting the world know that bureaucracy is everywhere and it can happen to anybody and it's a really evil thing," Cobain said. "The story of Frances Farmer is so sad and it can happen to anybody and it almost felt at a time that it was happening to us." But before Cobain had lyrics for it, it was an instrumental the trio jammed on in Dave Grohl's basement sometime before In Utero. "When I heard 'Frances Farmer,' I thought, 'Oh, my God, there's going to be another record,'" Grohl has said. Full of anger and pathos ("I miss the comfort in being sad," goes the chorus), the final song is one of In Utero's most primal – right down to the toy piano Cobain played in the bridge. KORY GROW

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