“Original silkscreen for the Nirvana Sub Pop “fudgepackin” t-shirts.”
The band gets rudely interrupted by a giant Cockroach which the interviewer promptly stomps into the pavement.
Interviewer: “I hate those motherfuckers!”
Chad: “You can freeze those things, then put them into water and they come back to life.”
Krist: “You can take a fly and put it into the refrigerator for a minute or two until it gets really slow, then you take it out and get a hair and tie it around it and when it comes back to life you’ll have it on a leash!”
Kurt: “We won’t pull our hair out, we’ll just tie a fly onto the end of each hair.”
Jason: “It will be kinda like GBH, but more like a Van Der Graft Generator effect.”
Interviewer: “But when you head bang you’ll smash them all together.”
Krist: “Then they’ll all calm down for a minute.”
Kurt: “Yeah but they only live for like 3 days.”
Krist: “That’s only some flies, some of them live a little longer.”
Interviewer: “4 days.”
Jason: “I had a fly die in my hand once.”
Interviewer: “So what kind of a name is Nirvana for a kick ass rock and roll band?”
Jason: “It has a nice ring to it.”
Krist: “It does you know, it’s a real effective name. There’s two other bands named Nirvana. Nirvana means..”
Kurt: “Freedom from pain and suffering in the external world.”
Los Angeles, CA, 1989.
Chad: “If it wasn’t for the band, I don’t know where I’d be unless I had a girlfriend to support me or something.”
Kurt: “Someone told us that they wouldn’t even hire us at McDonalds [laughs] - So we’d better pull through.”
“We lived in a very small town where we considered the oddballs, freaks. And as always we were all together, all the freaks I mean. We decided to start a band because we really love playing and music in general. I would not do anything else. The name [Nirvana] was cool, it sounded good.” - Krist Novoselic, 1989.
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