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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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50. "Turnaround"

"Out of all the bands who came from the underground and actually made it in the mainstream, Devo is the most subversive and challenging of all," Kurt said in 1992. "They're just awesome. I love them." Originally the B-side of the Akron new wave band's biggest hit, "Whip It" (as "Turn Around"), this headlong sneer was recorded for Nirvana's 1990 Peel session, and reappeared as the opening track of their Hormoaning tour EP. Dave Grohl was clearly having a blast channeling Devo drummer Alan Myers' "human metronome" technique, and Kurt gets to affect a clipped accent that's not too far off from what Carrie Brownstein would later adopt as her singing voice in Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag. DOUGLAS WOLK

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