Tokyo, Japan, 1992.
2/19/92 - Tokyo, Japan.
Dave Grohl: “Kurt, Kurt. So about two days ago, I got really sick, I got this really bad cold, you know, like a flu-like illness whatever, and the doctor gave me this stuff to drink and I think it’s Chinese herbs and it has cow’s sperm in it and it’s got like lizard penis scrapings and, and I still feel really sick but it just makes me feel good to know that I’ve been drinking cow semen!”
(“School” was next on the setlist, Kurt changed the lyrics from “You’re in high school again” to “Drinking cow’s sperm again”)
“I’ll tell you what I miss most, being away from home, I really miss my turtles. I bet they’re all dead. I have great big, huge sea-green turtles in my bath-tub at home. I mate them… well, no, they’re not huge actually, but I do have small turtles as pets, they fascinate me. They have no personality at all and I like that in a pet, I have one that’s this big [about ten inches] and I let him out all the time. He’ll lay on my chest and close his eyes. They’re more affectionate than you might imagine.
I used to keep them outside in a kid’s swimming pool, but they all escaped. Then I had a dream one night that they came back… and two days later they did. Spooky. Some people keep cats and fish and birds, I like turtles, I dunno, I just like them because they haven’t evolved since the days of the dinosaurs. They haven’t changed at all.” - Kurt Cobain.
“We ran the riff, then I wrote the lyrics. People think we wrote the songs of the adolescent revolt in 1991! If it inspires, very well. But it’s not our role to tell people what to think or do with their lives.” - Kurt Cobain on “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, 1992.
(Via:@) Man shares his story + new image of himself & Kurt Cobain.
“At the end of the show we headed over to the side of the stage half expecting to be denied and the huge sumo wrestler looking security just opened the gate and welcomed us through. Once inside another handler took us back to the dressing room and in through a small door and bam, there they were; Novoselic, Cobain and Grohl.”
The Point Theatre, Ireland, 1992
(A female in the audience throws her bra onto the stage)
Dave: “Kurt, wear it, wear it!”
Kurt: “Aww, my first bra!”
Released today in 1992, the “Lithium” single. It features a live recording of “Been A Son” (from the Paramount Theatre performance in 1991), a John Peel Radio session track of “D-7” (originally by ‘The Wipers’) & a studio recording of “Curmudgeon.”
“When we were recording the song Lithium, we did a take and listened to the playback, and Butch thought that the choruses sped up. So he suggested that I play along to a click track. I had never used one, but I tried it anyway and listened back to the track. The choruses felt as if they slowed down. We talked about it and we all realized it came down to whether the feeling or the tempo of the song was more important. To us, what should be more important in drumming is the feeling, not the flawless tempo or the perfect time. If a song speeds up in the chorus, it’s the emotion of what’s going on behind the player, and that’s a lot more important than a click track.” - Dave Grohl, 1993.
Japan, 1992 tour information has been added to the concerts.
June 22nd, 1992 - Belfast, UK.
“I don’t like things that are pretty and clean and nice, I can’t buy new clothes, I have to wear my old clothes. I mean, these are the same pants that I’ve worn for the last three years. This is a mohair sweater. I buy mohair sweaters secondhand. I like to buy old things. I like old, dingy, dirty things because they have more character. There’s more detail to weathered things. There’s more detail to decay. I can’t stand anything that’s new. So even though I’m a really rich rock star I have to wear old dirty clothes because it’s the only way I feel comfortable.” - Kurt Cobain.