Sunday, October 17, 2010
12 - "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seatle," Nirvana
Number 12 on the list of the Top 50 most-played songs on my computer's iTunes again comes from Nirvana. "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seatle" is a track off of Nirvana's 3rd album In Utero. I've written a few times about that album in previous entries about Nirvana.
Frances Farmer was an actress from the 1940s who went insane and was put into an asylum. Kurt Cobain and his wife Courtney Love both enjoyed her work and life story. Not only did Kurt write this song about her, they also named their child after her.
Probably the greatest episode of "The Simpsons" of the 2000s was one that, ironically, spoofed the 90s. In it, Homer starts a grunge band that mirrors Nirvana. They spoof this song, which you can see by clicking here. Since the person uploading the song doesn't own the copyrights to the show there's only a slideshow of scenes from the episode. There's also a line at the end of the clip from that episode that spoofs "Back to the Future." Great episode of "The Simpsons." If you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out.