Also they're played in the same positions in both songs but the reason they sound lower in Rape Me is because Rape me is played in standard D tuning whereas SLTS is standard D#/Eb tuning.(I'm pretty sure this is right but feel free to correct)I've said this about other Nirvana songs.they were #1 at the end of 1991 and brought Grunge in to mainstream for the next four years and Alternative music in general for longer.They were not losing fame: from their last studio album, two singles, "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies/Rape Me," topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks at release.Pennyroyal Tea was going to repeat the pattern, had not Kurt killed himself.Also, I've never met anybody who listened to Nirvana because Kurt commited suicide. I believe that Curt often would sing a word repeatedly, but would phonetically morph that word into another word, either related or unrelated to the original.To anyone saying that this Song is Teen Spirit or Polly backwards and writing wrong chords: Rape me chords are A C E G , Teen Spirit F A# G# C# and Polly E G D C.
we thought the opposite, "great music but lyrics are sooo rude" omg, for shame.Now that I'm older, I don't see exploitation in everthing males say, write or do.(And if they are being that, I don't give them the power to cause me to feel fear, they are the ones that need to grow up) So, I am able to get past red flag words, like "rape" and look at the context and consider the possiblity that there are alternative meanings.To me, that's his genius, not being some guitar god or "the Voice for Generation X" He invites you to find something meaningful for you in his lyrics, be it serious or silly, but something that is yours. 11also he totes didnt kill himself he was murderd by kourtney!!I really wish I could have be open to seeing this when he was here, but his words and music is still here and in a way, its like a generous gift to those who wish to guis4e!! he writed a song backwrds an then put sum deep lyricsw bout his derpresive side n how eh haetd all taht fame! All musical opinions aside, statuatory "rape" anyone ?Additionally, as an under-aged subject is less mature than his/ her suitor, it would be comprehensible for said subject to ponder whether or not he/ she is the "only one".Years back, watching Much Music (music channel in Canada) Kurt was in Vancouver and doing an interview and when he was asked the meaning of the song, he said that he had many homosexual friends, and the song was about the oppression of gay people.Rape Me was written before Nirvana became famous on the their first popular album 'Nevermind'.All the crap about it having been written in reaction to paparazzi etc. Nirvana were an unknown little bar band traveling around in vans when Rape Me was written.Well, musically speaking, I agree with the person who said it's not SLTS backwards exactly, just rearranged in a different order.SLTS chords are FFFA#A# GGGCC; whereas Rape Me chords are GGGCC FFFA#A#.