Floyd the Barber - Floyd the Barber
|«Floyd the Barber»|
|Song of Nirvana|
|Recording||As January 23 as 1988 in the studies Reciprocal Recording, Seattle , Washington|
|Record label||Sub Pop|
|Producer (s)||Jack Endino|
"Floyd the Barber" is a song by the grunge band Nirvana . It is the second song on the 1989 album Bleach . The song was written by Kurt Cobain (who appears in the credits as Kurdt Kobain). The song was first recorded as a demo the 23 of January of 1988 , with Dale Crover of The Melvins in the battery , and produced by Jack Endino for only 152.44 dollars . During the sessions for Bleach , shots of "Floyd the Barber" with Chad Channingon drums they didn't convince Cobain enough, so the version with Crover was mixed and added to the album.
The original "Floyd the Barber", on which the song is based, was a character on The Andy Griffith Show . Kurt Cobain said the song was about "a little town gone bad. Everybody ends up becoming serial killers ."
- A live version appears on the box set With the Lights Out , released in 2004 . The same version appears in Sliver: The Best of the Box , released in 2005 .
- Azerrad, Michael. Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, Doubleday, Nueva York: 1993, ISBN 0-86369-746-1