Song Info
Released October 23, 2008 for Rock Band
Nirvana 01
3629 users have this song ($2)    
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Genre: Grunge
Album: Nevermind (1991)

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Stay Away (Guitar Hero)
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The better question is. Why not Stay Away? finallife6
Most Nirvana songs are known for loud bass vocals and drums and little guitar (well on nevermind at least :P) but since the bass really stands out in the song i really want to review it.

The song starts out with the really fast drum intro then into bass i had a really fun time playing the bass until the reality struck and that you play this pattern through out the song then a different pattern in the chorus and back and forth 3 tims into a really fast strumming pattern outro. It lacks originality and frankly strumming like that for around 20 seconds straight isnt that fun.

Its short and simple yes it does have a great bass line (personally one of my favorite Nirvana bass lines) but it gets very repetive so in my opinon it is fun to play every now and then but if your looking for a song to play like every day this really isnt it on any instrument.
01.05.12 2:40pm 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Song Name Says It Best: Stay Away Alluminated Guy
"Hmmm, Devil Tier Nirvana song?
And Dave (Jesus) Grohl is doing the drumming?
I'm sold!"

Please don't let that be you reasoning for getting this song.
The only meat to this song is the extremely challenging 16th snare roll with a bass every 8th.

The rest of this song follows the simple boring rock beat that re-connects with the challenging bit again.

All in all, it's a bland game of tag, and frankly Grohl could have done better.

02.20.10 9:36am 2 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
This is a very fast song with epic drum rolls. You pretty much know from the first 5 seconds if you're going to be able to pass it or not, because it starts with a nice long drum roll with tons of pedal in it. That happens again twice, once in the middle and once at the end. In between you get a pretty fun alternating tom pattern.

Overall, if you like doing fast drum rolls and are a pretty good drum player this song is very exciting and fun to play. However, it's one of those songs that you can fail pretty fast if you get off beat.

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10.23.08 2:00am 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Only two parts to this song, the low-pitched "Money see monkey do -- I don't know whyy" part, and the rest of the song you just sing "stay awaaaay" in a moderately high pitch. Not much in the way of variety.

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10.23.08 2:00am 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
It's a chordfest like most Nirvana songs. The only real break you get from alternating chords is the little riff you play during the "I don't know whyyy" part. It didn't really hold my attention, it just felt like more of the same.

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