"The first couple years, I really felt like I had to explain and defend what I was doing. Because, first of all, you’re just a drummer. And what, you’re trying to sing? And also, you were in Nirvana so.. what the fuck is this shit?’ So you just get to the point where you think.. You know, Fuck you people."- Dave Grohl.
January 29th, 1994 - Robert Lang Studios, Seattle, WA.
Dave & Krist make full use of the studio time with Kurt’s absence (finally showing up on the 30th).
"It was just Krist and I screwing around with funny things like Skid Mark. And I recorded a couple of my songs. We just tried to make do with the time we had." - Dave Grohl.
Gillian Gaar breaks down each song:
"Dave w/Echoplex": This song features Grohl and Earnie Bailey (guitar tech). The song came about from an idea sparked when Bailey plugged a Theremin into an Echoplex tape machine to show the spluttering sounds it produced. "Dave really liked it and jumped behind the drums to play along. Part of playing the Echoplex involved abruptly changing the timing of the echo which was difficult to jam to. We didn’t spend time to work out a concept and the best stuff may have happened before Adam Kasper (producer) hit the record button."- Earnie Bailey.
"Dave/Acoustic + Voc" (early version of "February Stars"): It features alternate lyrics and the sounds of a kitten mewing at the very start (the cat was a stray that had wandered into the studio whilst recording!). Novoselic features on a harmonium. "Novoselic’s harmonium playing really made the song.. It was my favorite of the entire session." - Earnie Bailey.
Interviewer:"Alternative rock fans have a way of slagging their favorite bands once they get famous. Are people just jealous?"
Kurt Cobain:"I’d be really egotistical to admit that, but I can’t help but feel that way every once in a while, the other day I was driving around in LA listening to a college station. They were playing a lot of my favorite bands, like Flipper and the Melvins. I was saying to myself, ‘This is great.’ And then the DJ came on and went on this half-hour rant about how Nirvana is so obviously business oriented and just because we have colored hair doesn’t mean we are alternative. And I felt really terrible. Because there is nothing in the world I like more than pure underground music. And to be shunned by this claim that just because you are playing the corporate game you are not honest! You use the corporate ogre to your advantage. You fight them by joining them."
Nirvana’s last studio session, 1/28th-30th/94 at the Robert Lang Studios in Seattle. The full length version hasn’t been released, though a short part of the Jam can be found on the "With The Lights Out" boxset.
Today in 1992, Nirvana had an interview with Jen Oldershaw at J Studios in Sydney, Australia. It was recorded on January 24th, 1992 and wasn’t broadcasted until February 6th, 1992. The band was in high spirits cracking jokes, laughing and more. Most of this interview focuses on the release of the ‘Hormoaning’ EP, previous and current tours, as well as plans for future releases.