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THE GRUNGE MATCH - 126

Match 126:

Alice In Chains "Choke" (2013)
Nirvana "Talk To Me" (1992)
Pearl Jam "Yellow Moon" (2013)
Soundgarden "Night Surf" (1993)

With "Choke", "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" is finally put out of its misery, and not a moment too soon.  If you mashed up "Choke" and "Hung On A Hook", you really would have "Down In A Hole" except not.  MAN this is some lazy shit.

"Talk To Me" is an original song by Nirvana, but the only recording of it that seems to exist is a bootleg camcorder version from a concert in 1992.  It's a lot more poppy than anything they were working on for "In Utero", but it's definitely good, walking that line of early 60's pop rock and 90's cuthroat harshness.  It would have been in the pantheon of Nirvana songs we're sick of if they'd ever bothered to issue it as a single (or, you know, record it at all).

No, "Yellow Moon" isn't a Neville Brothers cover (nor would anyone expect it to be, since I suspect most of you reading this have never heard of the Neville Brothers, despite probably knowing the most famous one Aaron).  I'd rather it was a cover, since this song is pretty damn dull.  Waltz right back out again, "Yellow Moon".  I am done with thee.

"Night Surf" was recorded in 1993, but it sounds like it's early 60's surf rock (and looks like it, with the multipurpose room film to go with it for the video; yes, they made a video of this in 2014).  It's really sloppy and is excruciatingly repetitive.  It's made of poop is what I'm saying.

"Talk To Me": 4
"Yellow Moon": 3 (like for real?!?  This song was shit!)
"Choke": 2
"Night Surf": 1

TOTALS:

Soundgarden: 340
Alice In Chains: 321
Pearl Jam: 320
Nirvana: 278

No, I didn't do that to make drama.  "Choke" and "Night Surf" were really that bad.  Soundgarden limps across the 340 mark while Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam lock in for tomorrow's battle to the death for second place.  This is it.  It's for all the marbles.  WHO'S GONNA TAKE IT?!?!?

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