HBO’s “Succession” lines up for Nirvana’s “Rape Me,” Love Respond
When it was released in 1993 In utero album, Nirvana’s “Rape Me” has garnered quite a bit of reaction, and 18 years later, it’s still making a big impact, as evidenced by the latest episode of the hit HBO series Succession. The song appeared in a pivotal scene, intended to shake up the press conference led by Siobhan Roy (Sarah Snook).
In the episode, Siobhan steps onto the Waystar Royco podium for an employee town hall to respond to accusations of misconduct in the cruise division, but his speech is quickly interrupted as the familiar opening guitar licks and Kurt Cobain’s voice on “Rape Me” begins to sound. stifle his speech. As her assistants attempt to trace the source of the song’s particularly prescient choice, Siobhan tries to keep it with the cameras on. The work of this sabotage probably came from his brother Kendall (Jeremy Strong).
With the episode recently aired, Courtney Love opened up about its use within the series, stating via Twitter, “@succession .. I have never felt so good approving of the use of a Kurt song. He got it: he’s magnificent. I’m sure he’s proud. “
Love also posted on her Instagram stories about the use, adding, “I was in the room watching (agog) because this song was written in about an hour, and I’ve never been so proud to approve. one of Kurt’s songs, that signal in @succession, it’s like they really understand why he is screaming with all his heart… with no details… about. I’m sure wherever he is he is proud of it. “
Fans may recall that “Rape Me” caused a stir at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards as the group clashed with the network over the song they would perform. Eventually, relinquishing and agreeing to play “Lithium”, the band caused a few network pulses to run when Cobain played the first guitar hits and sang the initial lyrics to “Rape Me” before finally performing the agreed “Lithium”. .