This isn’t your dad’s Nirvana; this is Tacoma’s Nirvana. Early, raw, and pretty much unbridled.
Played by Nirvana at the World Community Theater multiple times in 1987 & 1988, just 6 short blocks away from House of Cannabis – Tacoma, the song Mexican Seafood exists in a polished version on the Nirvana B-sides & outtakes CD entitled “Incesticide”. The band, fresh off exhaustive touring after the explosion of “Nevermind” in late 1991,felt pressure from the David Geffen company to get something else out on the market. A little studio time for some passovers from the Tacoma years and Bleach/Nevermind outtakes birthed Incesticide.
Mexican Seafood doesn’t have the most appealing lyrics, but the song is all passion, something Cobain had a great knack for transferring in his songs and performances.
Check out Mexican Seafood by Nirvana just below the photos I selected for this “Better Know A Stoner Song”.