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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89. "Token Eastern Song"

"Token Eastern Song" held a mysterious mythos with Nirvana bootleggers thanks to its inclusion on the track list for Sheep, which Cobain planned as the Sub Pop follow-up to Bleach before DGC came calling. It wasn't until years later that it was revealed that a live recording erroneously dubbed "Junkyard" was actually the tune; the chorus "Hold it in your gut" hilariously mistaken for "Born in a junkyard." The track was also recorded on New Year's Day 1991, Dave Grohl's first studio session as Nirvana's drummer. That version has not been officially released; but the Bleach-ier version on With the Lights Out, culled from a September 1989 session with Chad Channing on drums, is a gloriously crunchy Hüskers-via-Sabbath gem. DANIEL KREPS

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