Forgotten Jam: Nirvana "You Know You're Right"

Today's Forgotten Jam is Nirvana's last released original song, "you Know You're Right." - Jason Rossi 
"You Know You're Right" was recorded during Nirvana's final session, January 30, 1994 at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle,Washington. The song remained locked away from fans for years following Cobain's death. This recording became the object of much legal dispute between Love and surviving Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Grohl and Novoselic had wanted the song for a planned Nirvana box set, but Love blocked its release, and a battle over Nirvana's legacy ensued. In September 2002, the lawsuit between Love and the surviving Nirvana members was settled, and it was announced that "You Know You're Right" would arrive on "a one-CD history of the band" called Nirvana later that year.

The video below used various footage of band performances pieced together to give the effect of the song actually being performed, including brief clips of Cobain singing.

"You Know You're Right" was written in 1993, making it one of the last known Kurt Cobain compositions. For years, it was known from only a bootlegged live version, recorded on October 23, 1993 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, and from a performance of the song by Courtney Love's Hole during the band's MTV Unplugged set in 1994.

 

"You Know You're Right" was the band's first to top Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and its fifth Modern Rock Tracks number-one. The song was re-released on the band's second greatest hits compilation, Icon, in 2010.