Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Info == Dating back to at least 1988, "About a Girl" is often considered to be [[Kurt Cobain]]'s first great pop song. It is also perhaps the closest he ever came to writing a traditional love song. According to the 1993 Nirvana biography [[Come As You Are (book)|Come As You Are]] by [[Michael Azerrad]], "About a Girl" was written after Cobain spent an entire afternoon listening to Meet the Beatles! repeatedly. At the time, Cobain was trying to conceal his pop songwriting instincts, and he was reluctant to include the song on Bleach for fear of alienating the band's then-exclusively grunge fanbase. "To put a jangly, R.E.M. type of pop song on a grunge record, in that scene, was risky," he admitted in a 1993 Rolling Stone interview. However, Bleach's producer [[Jack Endino]] was excited about the song, and even saw it as a potential single. Years later, [[Butch Vig]], who produced Nirvana's 1991 breakthrough album ''[[Nevermind]]'', would cite "About a Girl" as the first hint that there was more to Nirvana than grunge. "Everyone talks about Kurt's love affair with...the whole punk scene, but he was also a huge Beatles fan, and the more time we spent together the more obvious their influence on his songwriting became," Vig told the NME in 2004. "About a Girl" was recorded for Bleach in December 1988 by Endino in Seattle, Washington. It remained one of the few songs from Bleach which Cobain continued to perform live until his death on April 1994. The acoustic MTV Unplugged rendition, recorded in 1993 and released posthumously on ''[[MTV Unplugged in New York]]'' in 1994, is perhaps the most familiar reading of the song. The Unplugged version of the song is featured in the Music Video Game Guitar Hero: World Tour. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Nirvana Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://nirvana.fandom.com/wiki/About_a_Girl"