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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91. "Bambi Slaughter"

Not to be confused with the crushing "Bambi Slaughter" from Cobain's 1985 Fecal Matter demo, this early home recording (most commonly labeled as "Bambi Slaughter" or "Creation" or "Bambi Kill") is little more than the singer and a plodding bass riff. More than any song in the Nirvana catalog, its minimalism brings to mind stripped-down Cobain favorites Young Marble Giants. "I'm heavily influenced by them, he said. "It doesn't sound like it in our music. But just the emotions they evoked and the feeling, the sincerity and all that." Never officially released, it remains one of the deepest cuts in the band's catalog, but recently got a second life via a blissgaze cover by Nirvana acolytes DIIV. CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN

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