I Don't Know Anything

"I Don't Know Anything"
Single by Mad Season
from the album Above
Released 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1994 at Bad Animals Studio, Seattle, Washington
Genre Grunge, hard rock, alternative rock
Length 5:03
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Barrett Martin, Mike McCready, John Baker Saunders, Layne Staley
Producer(s) Brett Eliason, Mad Season
Mad Season singles chronology
"River of Deceit"
"I Don't Know Anything"
"Long Gone Day"
Above track listing
"Lifeless Dead"
(Track 6)
"I Don't Know Anything"
(Track 7)
"Long Gone Day"
(Track 8)

"I Don't Know Anything" is a song by the American rock band Mad Season, released in 1995 as the second single from the band's sole studio album, Above (1995). The song reached number 20 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


The verse bar for "I Don't Know Anything" features a droning, overdriven guitar melody centered on the use of harmonics.

Release and reception

"I Don't Know Anything" peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Although the single was released to radio across North America and the world, it was only commercially available in Austria.

Live performances

"I Don't Know Anything" was first performed live at the band's October 12, 1994 concert in Seattle, Washington at the Crocodile Cafe.[1] A live performance of "I Don't Know Anything" appears on the "I Don't Know Anything" single. A performance of the song is also included on the Live at the Moore home video release.

Track listing

All songs written by Barrett Martin, Mike McCready, John Baker Saunders, and Layne Staley.

CD (Austria)
  1. "River of Deceit" (live) – 4:54
  2. "I Don't Know Anything" (live) – 5:58
  3. "X-Ray Mind" (live) – 5:41
  4. "All Alone"/"November Hotel" (live) – 18:44
Promotional CD (US)
  1. "I Don't Know Anything" – 5:01

Chart positions

Chart (1995) Position
US Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 20


  1. "The Mike McCready Concert Chronology". giventowail.com. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  2. "Mad Season – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-11.

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