Going For A Song: ‘Lake Of Fire’

Meat Puppets – Lake Of Fire

Having lived with and listened to Nirvana’s live acoustic version of the Meat Puppets’ ‘Lake of Fire’ for so long, on finally hearing the original I’m struck by how much Kurt Cobain’s singing followed Curt Kirkwood’s phrasing and delivery. Listening to the Meat Puppets’ original I find my thoughts and ears slipping back and towards the voice and image of Kurt singing it (my experience of Nirvana’s version is as much visual as auditory, watching it on MTV as I did many times before the release of the record) some ten years later.