Polly: Nirvana's Darkest Song

Published on September 11, 2019
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SOURCES

Jessica L. Wood, “Pained expression: metaphors of sickness and signs of ‘authenticity’ in Kurt Cobain’s “Journals”
Popular Music Vol. 30, No. 3 (October 2011), pp. 331-349

NYTimes original review of Nevermind:
https://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/27/arts/pop-jazz-a-band-that-deals-in-apathy.html

Band and producer talking about the track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj3VqmBFOYA

Cobains 1991 NME interview:
https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/nme-meets-nirvana-in-1991-archive-feature-770299

Cobain’s 1992 Guitar World interview
https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/kurt-cobain-talks-gear-and-more-his-final-guitar-world-interview-1992

Amazing site containing catalogue of Kurt’s equipment, where I found the receipt for the Stella
http://www.kurtsequipment.com/

Polly wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polly_(Nirvana_song)

News clipping of ’87 crime that inspired the song:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=boNOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ovoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2585,443174

Duane Fish, “Serving the servants: An analysis of the music of Kurt Cobain”
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/03007769508591593

MUSIC

Blue Wednesday, “Birthday Girl”
https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday/birthday-girl

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