Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)

By Nick Soulsby

Cobain on Cobain places the reader on the key moments of Kurt Cobain’s roller-coaster profession, telling the story of Nirvana totally via his phrases and people of his bandmates. every one interview is one other knot in a thread working from simply after the recording in their first album, Bleach, to the band’s cave in at the eu travel of 1994 and Cobain's next suicide. Interviews were selected to supply definitive assurance of the occasions of these 5 years from as shut as attainable, in order that the reader can see Cobain reacting to the conditions of every journey, each one generation, every one public incident, right down to the top. together with many interviews that experience by no means ahead of noticeable print, Cobain on Cobain will lengthy stay the definitive resource for somebody looking for Kurt Cobain's model of his personal story.

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JO: Is there any chance that it’s a, it’s a specific thing that majors are into doing for the time being, yet they’re not likely wondering the longer term, like 5 years down the music and helping those bands? KC: good, so much self sustaining bands don’t last longer than 5 years anyways, so who cares? may possibly besides get a few cash out of it rather than getting ripped off by way of SST for 5 years, y’know? DG: precisely. And who desires to turn out just like the Rolling Stones’ 40th Anniversary factor besides? [Kurt laughs. ] You don’t need to make it look like a occupation. CN: [Stutters many times] And the good things will simply upward thrust to the head, y’know? JO: Yeah . . . KC: go with the flow. CN: Like a turd. JO: good, if you’re conversing approximately autonomous bands, i believe lots of people may have concept you began as an self sufficient band . . . [Band speaking between themselves. ] are you able to see yourselves combusting in a few years and announcing that you’re unlikely to final that lengthy? DG: Who cares? KC: that may occur, which could occur, once you begin writing undesirable songs—you comprehend, you’ve received to be ready for it. CN: [Putting on snooty voice] good you’ve received to have protection in a career . . . See? DG: It’s simply no longer reasonable. JO: What approximately Nirvana within the close to destiny? Are you going to be going into the studio quickly? KC: now not quickly, no . . . CN: q4. JO: For a brand new album? DG: a brand new CD. CN: a photograph album. KC: We’re going to list with Steve Albini, aren’t we, men? DG: certain, we're. CN: Aren’t we, John Silva [Nirvana’s supervisor —Ed. ]? Proud dad. JO: and feature you were given any new songs that you just could be exhibiting us in this journey? KC: Um, yeah . . . DG: might be. KC: “Aneurysm. ” CN: No, no, there’s even more recent songs we’ve been playing—you’ll most likely listen them on an illicit someplace. DG: Yeah . . . KC: good, we don’t play brand-new songs, songs that aren’t even written but all of the approach anymore . . . DG: we'd, even though. There’s a couple of. KC: Why don’t we simply make up a buncha’ songs in a twenty-minute psychedelic jam. CN: until we begin going into the repertoire . . . in the event you play it. DG: Yeahhhhh . . . JO: good, i would go away you men to paintings that one out for yourselves. i am hoping the travel is going good for you. CN: We’re fishing to your recommendation. JO: Um, I’ll supply that to you off-air, men. Kurt, Chris, and Dave— CN: [Interrupting] Yeah, pass take a hike, jerks! KC: We geddit, don’t get up in boats— JO: one other music from the Hormoaning EP, this can be “Son of a Gun. ” See ya later. “IT’S GOING TO MOVE OVER AND KNOCK IT OFF THE PRECIPICE. INTO OBLIVION. ” January 25, 1992 | SBS The Noise (Australia) Sandwiched among the Chills’ “Heavenly Pop Hit,” a short observe from host Annette Shun Wah, then “Rush” by means of vast Audio Dynamite, Chris Novoselic was once collared for a number of phrases at Sydney’s special day Out pageant (which used to be headlined via the Violent Femmes). the one surviving fabric from the interview includes what was once broadcast at the Australian song software The Noise. —Ed. Annette Shun Wah: one other of latest Zealand’s best, the Chills. and that i think that their countrymen, the Headless Chickens, are making plans one other stopover at right here quickly to advertise their subsequent unmarried.

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