87. "Escalator to Hell"
Recorded in the summer of 1988, in the same studio sessions where Kurt killed time attempting to affix a snippet of his homemade "Montage of Heck" collage to the beginning of debut single "Love Buzz," "Escalator to Hell" seems to find the frontman playing guitar in Twin Peaks' Black Lodge – his parts recorded backwards and then the tape reversed. The outtake is experimental to the point of being unreleasable, and as indebted to the Beatles as anything short of "About a Girl." Once found on various Outcesticide bootlegs, YouTube is now the song's most reliable home, with videos of the 89-second squall totaling nearly 5,000 plays and a homemade edit that sets the song back to it's normal direction netting 47. NICK MURRAY