After it turned up on the Internet, LA’s modern rock stalwart KROQ played the unreleased Nirvana track “You Know You’re Right” Monday night and Tuesday morning:
- “You Know You’re Right” is one of the last songs Nirvana singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain recorded before he died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head in 1994. It will likely appear on a Nirvana greatest-hits package that, according to a recent Universal Music Group release schedule, is due out November 19. Although sources at Interscope/Geffen claimed that the album’s inclusion on the release schedule was a mistake, Cobain’s widow Courtney Love told radio host Howard Stern on Friday (September 20) that a Nirvana album will be released before Christmas. Love added that her lawsuits against Universal and surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have been settled.
As of press time a spokesperson for Nirvana had not returned calls inquiring about the source of the leak, and whether or not the label has sent out a cease-and-desist order to radio stations airing the track.
….”You Know You’re Right” was recorded in late January 1994, during the band’s final recording session in Seattle. In the track, Cobain sarcastically sings, “Things have never been so swell/And I have never been so well,” before wailing “pain” in the chorus.
See here for more Nirvana news.