"Sappy" is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist, Kurt Cobain. It was first released as a hidden track on the AIDS-benefit compilation album, No Alternative, in October 1993. The song was released under the title "Verse Chorus Verse," but since this title is shared by another, abandoned Nirvana song, it is now referred to by its earlier title of "Sappy." The same version that appeared on No Alternative was re-released as "Sappy" on the Nirvana rarities box set, With the Lights Out, in November, 2004, with a note that it had been "retitled 'Verse Chorus Verse' for release" on the track list. A remixed version of the same recording appeared simply as "Sappy" on the 20th anniversary re-issue of In Utero, the album for which it was recorded, in September, 2013. Earlier versions of the song have also been released under the title of "Sappy."
aka "Verse Chorus Verse"
|Song by Nirvana|
|from the album |
With the Lights Out,
Sliver: The Best of the Box,
and In Utero (deluxe)
|Released||October 26, 1993|
|Recorded||February 1993 at Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, Minnesota|
|Genre||Alternative rock, grunge, punk rock|
According to the official website of the Red Hot Organization, who released No Alternative as part of their AIDS benefit series, the song was unlisted "for legal reasons." Despite not appearing on the track listing, the song significantly contributed to No Alternative's popularity, with many referring to the compilation as "the one 'with the hidden Nirvana track,'" according to the Red Hot website. "Sappy" reached number 9 on the US Alternative National Airplay chart, published by the Billboard sister publication, Radio & Records.