Listen to an Alternate Version of the Only Nirvana Song to Feature Dave Grohl on Lead Vocals

Nirvana was Kurt’s band and he was the lead singer and chief songwriter. There is exactly one song on which he did not sing lead: a bonus track called “Marigold” buried at the end of the CD single for “Heart Shaped Box.” He gave it to the drummer–the drummer!–to maybe get him off his back. That drummer was, of course, Dave Grohl and he’s done okay for himself.

Here’s the original.

Sometime over the past week, an alternate recording of that song surfaced. Let’s give it a listen.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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