In Utero

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In Utero
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1993 (1993-09-13) (UK)
September 21, 1993 (1993-09-21) (US)[1]
RecordedFebruary 12–26, 1993[2]
StudioPachyderm, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Genre
Length41:21
LabelDGC
ProducerSteve Albini
Nirvana chronology
Incesticide
(1992)
In Utero
(1993)
MTV Unplugged in New York
(1994)
Singles from In Utero
  1. "Heart-Shaped Box"
    Released: August 30, 1993
  2. "All Apologies" / "Rape Me"
    Released: December 6, 1993
  3. "Pennyroyal Tea"
    Released: April 1994 (cancelled)
    April 19, 2014 (re-release)

In Utero is the third and last studio album by the American rock band Nirvana and was released on September 21, 1993, by DGC Records. Nirvana wanted the album to be very different from their last album Nevermind and have a less clean sound. The album was recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota over two weeks with the producer Steve Albini. Producer Scott Litt also made small changes to the sound that Albini had produced.

When the album was released, it went into the Billboard 200 at number one and was well liked by critics. Since its release, the album has sold over 15 million copies.[7]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Kurt Cobain, except when noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Serve the Servants"   3:36
2. "Scentless Apprentice" (Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic) 3:48
3. "Heart-Shaped Box"   4:41
4. "Rape Me"   2:50
5. "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"   4:09
6. "Dumb"   2:32
7. "Very Ape"   1:56
8. "Milk It"   3:55
9. "Pennyroyal Tea"   3:37
10. "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"   4:51
11. "tourette's"   1:35
12. "All Apologies"   3:51

References[change | change source]

  1. Borzillo-Vrenna, Carrie (2003). Nirvana - The Day to Day Illustrated Journals (1st ed.). Barnes & Noble. pp. 151. ISBN 0-7607-4893-4.
  2. Willman, Chris (September 12, 2013). "Nirvana's 'In Utero' Turns 20: The Drama Over Kurt Cobain's Last Musical Testament". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  3. Kohrman, Miles (September 27, 2013). "Reach Creative Nirvana With This Grunge Masterpiece". Fast Company. Archived from the original on October 20, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  4. "10 Essential '90s Alt-Rock Albums". Treble. July 25, 2013. Archived from the original on November 11, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  5. Blatt, Ruth (September 16, 2013). "Nirvana's 'In Utero' And The Problem Of Authenticity At Work". Forbes Magazine. Archived from the original on November 11, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  6. "Noise Rock Guide: History and Characteristics of Noise Rock". MasterClass. June 24, 2021. Archived from the original on July 25, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  7. nme. "International Velvet". NME.