“Rape Me” was released as the second single off Nirvana’s 1993 In Utero album. Contrary to what might first appear, songwriter and Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain said it was an anti-rape song in support of rape survivors, telling Spin magazine in 1993: “It’s like she’s saying, ‘Rape me, go ahead, rape me, beat me. You’ll never kill me. I’ll survive this…” It was recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, produced by Steve Albini and helped the album sell over 7 million copies.
GUITAR (Kurt Cobain), BASS (Krist Novaselic), DRUMS (Dave Grohl) only: