36. "Floyd the Barber"
The young Cobain's idea of a joke shows that he definitely chose the right path by picking music instead of a comedy. "Floyd the Barber" is a sub-Beavis & Butt-head bit of couch-jockey surrealism, in which he imagines a sexually violent spoof of beloved TV classic The Andy Griffith Show. The Melvins' Dale Crover played drums here, during their first recording session in January, 1988. "There was no way that I could predict those guys would have sold millions of records," Crover said later. That's certainly true here: The thudding, punishing "Floyd the Barber" is about as unfriendly as Nirvana got. JON DOLAN