3AM Eternal: Nirvana, “Heart-Shaped Box” (1993)


Okay, this song’s creepy enough, but the surreal video–with large women in anatomic body suits, Christ and crucifixion imagery, poppy fields, a little girl in a KKK robe jumping up in an attempt to grab a fetus that’s hanging down, all topped off with the demented, haunted, thousand-yard stare of Kurt Cobain--it’s an amazing work of art.

And it’s really impossible to ignore the Grim Reaper’s shadow that’s casting a pallor over the whole thing.

And it’s also Cobain’s masterpiece.

If only, if only…


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