In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety

In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety is a tribute album to Nirvana's 1993 third and final album, In Utero, by various artists. The album was released through Robotic Empire on April 15, 2014, and an exclusive version was released for Record Store Day on April 19, 2014.[1] The compilation, which represents Robotic Empire's 100th release overall and 15th anniversary as a business,[2] took over 7 years to make because of "extended delays and legal wrangling."[1] In the time it took to make the album, Jay Reatard died and These Arms Are Snakes, Thursday and Daughters disbanded (though the latter reformed shortly before the release), making their contributions some of the last music they recorded. An unmastered version of Jay Reatard's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" leaked online a few years prior to the official release of the album.[1]

In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety
Compilation album (tribute album) by
various artists
ReleasedApril 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)
GenreGrunge, post-hardcore
LabelRobotic Empire
Robotic Empire Nirvana tribute album chronology
In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety
Whatever Nevermind

About the release and the history of the label, Robotic Empire's head Andy Low said: "It has been a privilege to introduce so many unique bands to like-minded freaks over the past 15 years. Looking back at what's transpired almost seems unreal, and even with a shameful carbon footprint of many thousand plastic circles — I can safely say that it has been an honor to work with the artists we have, and a hearty thank you is due to all who've listened thus far. I genuinely hope you'll enjoy this tribute to one of the bands who first showed me the strange side of music. Nirvana was truly one of the greats, and we've done our best to craft an appropriate homage to so many people's all-time favorite band."[2]

For Record Store Day 2015, Robotic Empire released Whatever Nevermind, a tribute to Nirvana's 1991 album Nevermind.[3]

Song information

Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

Daughters' vocalist Alexis Marshall has said the song they contributed the album, "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" had been recorded years before the band split up, with the exception of the vocals which Marshall was postponing on recording since Daughters was at the time broken up. However the label intervened and told Marshall if he wasn't going to do it, they would get Steve Brooks of Torche to sing on the track instead since Marshall was taking so long. Marshall was not happy about this and recorded vocals for the track later that same week. However looking back Marshall is not happy with the recording claiming he "really mailed it in" saying it's "disappointing" that he did it out of spite.[4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

No.TitlePerformed by[1][2]Length
1."Serve the Servants"Pygmy Lush6:26
2."Scentless Apprentice" (Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic)Circa Survive3:53
3."Heart-Shaped Box"These Arms Are Snakes4:44
4."Rape Me"Thursday2:53
5."Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"Jay Reatard4:09
6."Dumb"Young Widows2:01
7."Very Ape"Mean Jeans1:32
8."Milk It"Thou3:59
9."Pennyroyal Tea"Whirr4:03
10."Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"Daughters5:43
12."All Apologies"Black Math Horseman5:19


  1. Hudson, Alex (February 20, 2014). "Nirvana's 'In Utero' Gets Record Store Day Tribute Album Featuring Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Thursday". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  2. Silver, Mamie (March 12, 2014). "Circa Survive, Thursday, Ceremony, more contribute to Nirvana 'In Utero' tribute album". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  3. Crane, Matt (March 24, 2015). "Circa Survive cover Nirvana's 'Drain You' (exclusive)". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  4. "As The Story Grows". As The Story Grows. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
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