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Music Monday: Nirvana - “Ain’t It a Shame”

September 26, 2011

I don’t know about you, but all I heard this weekend on the radio was Nirvana. This is because this last Saturday was the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s second, and most popular, studio album, Nevermind. I have long been a fan of the early 90’s grunge-gone-mainstream band and I clearly remember falling in love with Nirvana. It wasn’t due to their wildly popular “Smells Like Teen Spirit” single. Rather, it was watching them perform the song “Lake of Fire” during their 1993 MTV Unplugged session. 

That isn’t the song that is going to be featured today, though. Today’s featured song comes off of a 2004 release called With the Lights Out. The song is called “Ain’t It a Shame” and is actually a cover of a Lead Belly rendition of an old folk song of the same name. With no further ado this week’s Music Monday, “Aint’ It a Shame” by Nirvana.

As always, if you have suggestions for future Music Mondays feel free to email me a or leave a comment below. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Grooveshark playlist that anyone can listen to.



About the Author: Cody Hashman

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Cody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.




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