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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73. "Do You Love Me?"

For Kiss, "Do You Love Me?" was a fairly immodest not-excatly-humble-brag in which Paul Stanley enumerates the accouterments of rock stardom to his sex partner: limos, fancy clothes, backstage passes and, at least for Kiss, seven-inch heels. It's macho, sanguine, ostentatious and a whole heap of other adjectives that never applied to Nirvana. So it's no surprise that Kurt Cobain and his bandmates sound insincere when they asked the song's titular question in the chorus. The boasts were especially unbelievable coming from Cobain because it was recorded in 1989 (one of only two songs recorded with guitarist Jason Everman), months before their debut LP was released: well before "the concerts and studios, and all the money, honey." KORY GROW

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