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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35. "The Money Will Roll Right In"

The funny, slow-paced, apolitical Fang weren't like the other Bay Area punks in 1982; and Nirvana weren't like the other major label rock bands on the festival circuit in 1992. Feeling alienated by their new life of hopping from giant outdoor stage to outdoor stage on a European tour, the band snarkily added Fang's venomous, sludgepunk eyeroll "The Money Will Roll Right In" as the opener of their set as they careened through Sweden and Spain. The money had actually rolled in for Cobain, the Nineties' most accomplished "rich as shit" fame anthropologist, thus making their cover more pointed and hysterical than, say, Soundarden's cover of Cheech and Chong's similar "Earache My Eye." According to James Washburn, the Green Day pal known as Brain Stew, Courtney Love sent all of Cobain's Fang records to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN

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