“Original silkscreen for the Nirvana Sub Pop “fudgepackin” t-shirts.”
Interviewer: “You guys are known, actually, as being a “SubPop band. What do you think of that?”
Kurt Cobain: “Well, when someone walks up to me and says, “You’re my favorite SubPop band,” I think, geez, we’re you’re favorite out of five bands? What about the rest of the country? I don’t know. It just scares me. I wonder whether they like us because we’re a SubPop band or because we’re ourselves.”
Kurt Cobain with his girlfriend at the time, Tracy Marander and his half-sister Brieann. Christmas, 1988.
Today in 1988, Nirvana performed at The Vogue in Seattle, WA. Kurt Cobain was sick with the flu and played part of the show lying down on the ground.
“We were branded Satan worshippers back home. Fuck, this girl came knocking on our door looking for a wallet and she goes, ‘You know what all the other kids told me in the neighborhood? Don’t go there, they worship the Devil.’ That’s why nobody ever bothered us. We would neither confirm or deny Satanic affiliations.” - Krist Novoselic.
Read about the recording of “Bleach” here.
The unsent letter to Dave Foster (drummer for Nirvana, 1988) - Foster continued to never show up for band rehearsals as he lived several hours away. Kurt Cobain & Krist Novoselic finally decided to fire Foster after he was arrested for assaulting the son of the mayor in Cosmopolis, Washington. He [Dave Foster] was never told he was being let go from the band, he realized his release after seeing a poster featuring ‘Butthole Surfers & Blood Circus w/ Nirvana in Seattle’.