I'm beyond stoked for the upcoming anniversary release of "In Utero". (September 24) The box set includes 70 recordings and a DVD of the complete "Live and Loud" show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993.
Below is a video that was just released of the band performing the controversial "Rape Me". Nirvana changed the name on the origional album packaging to "Waif ME" so retailers Walmart and K-Mart would still carry in their stores.
Kurt Cobain conceived "Rape Me" as a life-affirming anti-rape song. He told Spin, "It's like she's saying, 'Rape me, go ahead, rape me, beat me. You'll never kill me. I'll survive this and I'm gonna fucking rape you one of these days and you won't even know it.'"
Nirvana biographer Michael Azerrad stated that "Rape Me" seemed to deal with Cobain's distaste of the media's coverage on his personal life. While Cobain said the song was written long before his troubles with drug addiction became public, he agreed that the song could be viewed in that light. Cobain also stated in a 1993 interview that Rape Me was a song meant to be so blunt that no one could misinterpret its' meaning.