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Nov 15, 2012
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Dec 12, 2011
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Kurt Cobain interview, August 10, 1993

Kurt Cobain discusses literature among other things with Erica Ehm of Canada’s Much Music TV channel. The interview was conducted on August 10, 1993.

In this 23 minute clip, Cobain is sweet-tempered, focused and relatively at ease with himself and the world (as much as most artists are). While watching the video, it was hard for me to imagine that this beautiful young guy would kill himself nine months later on April 5, 1994.

A really sweet, candid interview, and extremely sad—I really think his best work was ahead of him.

(via curiositycounts)

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Sep 28, 2011
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Andy Rooney on Kurt Cobain’s suicide, 1994. “No one’s art is better than the person who made it” has got to be one of the dumbest sentences I’ve ever read, refuted by thousands of years of art history. Compare his comments on Cobain’s work ethic to Butch Vig’s recollection.

Andy Rooney on Kurt Cobain’s suicide, 1994. “No one’s art is better than the person who made it” has got to be one of the dumbest sentences I’ve ever read, refuted by thousands of years of art history. Compare his comments on Cobain’s work ethic to Butch Vig’s recollection.

Sep 25, 2011
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Nervermind

Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” off Nevermind (1991)

From Cobain’s 1994 Rolling Stone interview:

I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it [smiles]. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band — or at least in a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.

"Teen Spirit" was such a clichéd riff. It was so close to a Boston riff or “Louie, Louie.” When I came up with the guitar part, Krist looked at me and said, “That is so ridiculous.” I made the band play it for an hour and a half.

20 years old. Dang. (But I’m with Kurt: “Drain You" is a better song.")

(Source: apillowbook)

Jun 20, 2011
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Kurt Cobain once said in an interview that long before he’d heard any actual punk rock music, he studied magazine photos of punk musicians and imagined what the music sounded like. It must have sounded to him — who knows? — something like what would later be called grunge.
— Tim Kreider, “In Praise of Not Knowing" (Reminds me of Bradford Cox’s advice for people who want to hear the next album from their favorite band: “pick up instruments and make your own version of what you would want it to sound like.”)

May 12, 2010
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It took a special kind of guts to be a fuck-up as a woman, I thought. To say to hell with being a nice girl, the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly and doesn’t take too many drugs. To be just as nihilistic and self-destructive as a man, knowing all along that you’ll get crucified for it, because somehow, the world will make everything your fault. He’ll be a martyr, and you’ll be a succubus. He’ll be a genius, and you’ll be a groupie. He’ll be a hero, and you’ll be an ugly fat crack whore who deserves to die.
— Rachel Shukert on Courtney Love in her essay “Nice Girls.” Compare and contrast to Mrs. Alfred Tennyson
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