Nirvana – Lithium Extended Play Vinyl
Hand signed by: Kurdt Cobain – Krist Novoselic – Dave Grohl
“Lithium” is a song by American rock band Nirvana. Written by frontman Kurt Cobain, the song is about a man who turns to religion amid thoughts of suicide. Nirvana first recorded “Lithium” in 1990 but then re-recorded the song the following year for the group’s second album Nevermind (1991).
Released as the third single from Nevermind in July 1992, “Lithium” peaked at number 64 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. The accompanying music video, directed by Kevin Kerslake, is a montage of concert footage. ”Lithium” is representative of the musical style Nirvana had developed during work on Nevermind, alternating between quiet and loud sections. In the song, Cobain fingers chord shapes on his guitar but varies between playing single notes and double stops on the instrument, giving the track a loose feel.