Facebook to Nirvana: Ixnay on Penis-ay

 

Reissue of Nevermind
continues to make people nervous  just like it did 20 years ago.

 

By Perez Mills

 

As noted last month, Sept. 27 will bring a 4CD/1DVD super
deluxe edition reissue of Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind album – you may have heard about the ’91 album – from Universal as part of
a 20th anniversary celebration for the record. In addition to the
original Nevermind (remastered,
natch) it will feature a 1991 Seattle
concert (both CD and DVD) and the so-called “Devonshire Mixes” mixed by Butch
Vig. Also: a massive 90-page book.

 

 It will also be
available as a single CD remaster and a two-disc version which includes the
original album plus a CD containing B-sides, demos and BBC tracks. See the tracklist, below.

 

 

Meanwhile, yesterday Nirvana’s label and handlers posted
additional details about the upcoming release to Facebook, including product
shots detailing the contents of the package – only to later have the images
removed by Facebook! Facebook sent them a generic form letter takedown notice
reading, in part:

 

You uploaded a photo that violates
our Terms of Use, and this photo has been removed. Facebook does not allow
photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use,
violence, or other violations of the Terms of Use. These policies are designed
to ensure Facebook remains a safe, secure and trusted environment for all
users, including the many children who use the site.

 

Whew. We certainly feel safer and more secure knowing that
the little prick – the member, silly, not the child himself – will not be out
there on Facebook where our children can view it. 

 

Some things never change. Raise your hand if you remember
how a lot of retailers got nervous when Nevermind originally came out? (Check out this Wikipedia entry on “controversial album
art
.”) It will be interesting to see what happens when WE post the news item
you are reading to OUR Facebook page, eh?

 

CD1:

Original album:

01 Smells Like Teen Spirit
02 In Bloom
03 Come as You Are
04 Breed
05 Lithium
06 Polly
07 Territorial Pissings
08 Drain You
09 Lounge Act
10 Stay Away
11 On a Plain
12 Something in the Way

B-Sides:

13 Even in His Youth
14 Aneurysm
15 Curmudgeon
16 D-7 (live at the BBC)
17 Been a Son (live)
18 School (live)
19 Drain You (live)
20 Sliver (live)
21 Polly (live)

 

CD2:

Smart Studios sessions:

01 In Bloom *
02 Immodium (Breed) *
03 Lithium *
04 Polly *
05 Pay to Play
06 Here She Comes Now
07 Dive *
08 Sappy *

The Boombox Rehearsals:

09 Smells Like Teen Spirit
10 Verse Chorus Verse *
11 Territorial Pissings *
12 Lounge Act *
13 Come as You Are
14 Old Age *
15 Something in the Way *
16 On a Plain *

BBC Sessions:

17 Drain You *
18 Something in the Way *

 

CD3:

The Devonshire Mixes:

01 Smells Like Teen Spirit *
02 In Bloom *
03 Come as You Are *
04 Breed *
05 Lithium *
06 Territorial Pissings *
07 Drain You *
08 Lounge Act *
09 Stay Away *
10 On a Plain *
11 Something in the Way *

 

CD4:

Live at the Paramount Theatre:

01 Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam *
02 Aneurysm *
03 Drain You *
04 School *
05 Floyd the Barber *
06 Smells Like Teen Spirit *
07 About a Girl *
08 Polly *
09 Breed *
10 Sliver *
11 Love Buzz *
12 Lithium *
13 Been a Son *
14 Negative Creep *
15 On a Plain *
16 Blew *
17 Rape Me *
18 Territorial Pissings *
19 Endless, Nameless *

 

DVD:

Live at the Paramount Theatre:

01 Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam *
02 Aneurysm *
03 Drain You *
04 School *
05 Floyd the Barber *
06 Smells Like Teen Spirit *
07 About a Girl *
08 Polly *
09 Breed *
10 Sliver *
11 Love Buzz *
12 Lithium *
13 Been a Son *
14 Negative Creep *
15 On a Plain *
16 Blew *
17 Rape Me *
18 Territorial Pissings *
19 Endless, Nameless *

 

Music videos:

20 Smells Like Teen Spirit (music video)
21 Come As You Are (music video)
22 Lithium (music video)
23 In Bloom (music video)

 

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