Princess Chelsea - Come As You Are (Nirvana cover)
I created one here a while back because of people asking me to do one. It never received much attention. I’m guessing because the majority of my followers asks questions here or on Twitter or even through Facebook. I still have the ‘NirvanaNews’ reddit up for my followers to interact with each other if they feel like doing so.
The Nirvana ‘MTV Live & Loud’ performance from 1993 has became one of the most requested live shows.
Today in 1989, Cobain, Novoselic & Tobi Vail, along with others performed at Reko/Muse in Olympia, WA. Billed as “Industrial Nirvana”, the band borrowed Slim Moon’s drum machine and used it to play repetitve beats while they made noise.
Kim Deal has left The Pixies.
“In a last attempt to make it clear, this girl did not have down syndrome. She had regular classes for normal people. A lot of naive asshole kids just called her retarded because she never talked. I decided that I’ll not sit on my roof and think about jumping, but I’ll actually kill myself and I wasn’t going out of this world without actually knowing what it is like to get laid.
One day after school, I went to her house alone. I invited myself in and she offered me some Twinkies and I sat on her lap and said “let’s fuck” - I touched her tits and she went into her bedroom and got undressed in front of me with the door open and I watched and realized that it was actually happening. I asked her if she’s ever done this before and she said “a lot of times, mainly with my cousin.”
I got grossed out very heavily so I left. My conscience grew to where I couldn’t go to school for a week. I couldn’t handle the ridicule. So on a Saturday night, I got high and drunk and walked down to the train tracks and layed down and waited for the 11:00 train and I put two big pieces of cement on my chest and legs and the train came closer and closer. It went onto the next track beside me instead of over me. I went down to the station and they tape recorded my confession of what I did and said that her family can’t do anything because she was 18 and not mentally retarded.
The train scared me enough to try to rehabilitate myself and my guitar playing seemed to be improving so I became less manically depressed, but still never had any friends because I hated everyone for they seemed so phony.” - Kurt Cobain, 1989/1990.
“Colour Pictures of a Marigold” (Dec, 1990 Demo)
Dave Grohl recorded a session with producer Barrett Jones. ‘Pokey the Little Puppy’ / ‘Petrol CB’ / ‘Friend of a Friend’ / ‘Throwing Needles’ / ‘Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson’ / ‘Colour Pictures of a Marigold’ were all recorded. The last track (later changed to “Marigold”) was eventually re-recorded in a February, 1993 “In Utero” session and was released on the ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ single.
“Over the past six years, Barrett and I had perfected our own method of recording: Start with drums, listen to playback while humming tune in head to make sure arrangement is correct, put down two or three guitar tracks - Mind you, all amplifiers and everything are ready to go before recording begins - Do bass track and move on to next songs, saving vocals for last.” - Dave Grohl.