Puss/Oh, the Guilt

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"Puss"/"Oh, the Guilt"
Single by The Jesus Lizard and Nirvana
Released February 15, 1993
Format CD, 7", cassette
Recorded 1992
Genre Post-hardcore, grunge
Length 3:02
Label Touch and Go Records
Songwriter(s) The Jesus Lizard/Kurt Cobain
Producer(s) Steve Albini ("Puss")/
Barrett Jones ("Oh, the Guilt")
Nirvana singles chronology
"In Bloom"
"Puss"/"Oh, the Guilt"
"Heart-Shaped Box"
"In Bloom"
"Oh, the Guilt"
"Heart-Shaped Box"
Music video
"Puss" on YouTube

"Puss"/"Oh, the Guilt" is a split single from the American alternative rock bands The Jesus Lizard and Nirvana, released on Touch and Go Records.[1]

It was released on February 15, 1993, and includes the songs "Puss" by the Jesus Lizard and "Oh, the Guilt" by Nirvana. The cover art for the single is a painting by Malcolm Bucknall called "Old Indian and White Poodle".[2] "Puss"/"Oh, the Guilt" peaked at number 12 on the UK singles chart; it was The Jesus Lizard's first hit single in the UK, and Nirvana's sixth.

"Puss" first appeared on the 1992 album, Liar and was recorded by Steve Albini, who would later record Nirvana's third and final album, In Utero. The video for "Puss" showed a man being welded in a chair, so it was banned from some television stations.

"Oh, the Guilt" was recorded by Barrett Jones on April 7, 1992 in Seattle, Washington. The song was re-released in 2004 on the Nirvana rarities box set, With the Lights Out, and in 2005 on the compilation album, Sliver: The Best of the Box, although on these latter releases the song was remixed by Adam Kasper, and does not include the sound of lighter clicks present on the original mix.


Chart (1993) Peak
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 12


  1. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. (1997). Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana. Goldmine..
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  3. ^ Music & Media magazine, 13 March, 1993.
  4. ^ "Nirvana: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

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