this list can be found inside the liner notes.
1. Michael Azerrad. [journalist, author of “Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana.”]
2. Earnie Bailey. [Nirvana guitar tech.]
3. Nils Bernstein [Sub Pop records.]
4. Ian Beveridge. [Nirvana monitor engineer.]
5. William Burroughs. [influential artist.]
6. Rosemary Carroll. [Nirvana’s attorney.]
7. Chad Channing. [Nirvana drummer.]
8. Frances Bean Cobain. [daughter of Kurt & Courtney.]
9. Michael DeWitt. [nanny, also is on the cover of CD for “In Utero.”]
10. Frances Farmer. [actress.]
11. Andy Kaufman. [entertainer.]
12. Our Favorite Inside Sources Across The Globe.
13. Sonic Youth. [New York rockers.]
14. Quentin Tarantino. [Film director. The liner notes from the soundtrack to ‘Pulp Fiction’ feature a special thanks given to Nirvana in return, read as “Nirvana (R.I.P Kurt)”]
15. Carter Launt. [chef.]
“It’s an anti, let me repeat that, anti-rape song. I got tired of people trying to put too much meaning into the lyrics. I decided to be really blunt and bold.” - Kurt Cobain on the song “Rape Me.”
Interviewer: I warn that Paul McCartney recently said that “Lithium” was the song he loved the most.
Krist Novoselic: “That’s funny, because when I did the bass line of the song my goal was just to give it a Beatles air.”
Kurt Cobain: “I think if it was John Lennon who said that, I would have peed joy. But Paul… Okay, I’m wrong and I guess he has contributed significantly to many things I love about the Beatles. But I hate his solo albums.”
Ideas for the 20th Anniversary of “In Utero” are still being discussed.. news will come later this year.
“Obviously there are a few lines in certain songs which allude to what I’ve been through, but that’s my fault. A person can read an entire set of lyrics to one song and find the one line that might have something to do with my personal life and think the entire song is about that.” - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
“It’s too bad that every lonely person can’t have a good deed done to them on that day, although it would probably be kind of patronising, but there’s always someone who gets left out, someone who doesn’t get a free meal, or a present, or have someone say hello to them. Everyone’s so extra-conscious. Merry Christmas everyone!” - Kurt Cobain. December, 1993.
Interviewer: “After Nevermind, have you thought about killing the group in full glory? To embody this fantasy rock of “live fast and die young?”
Dave: “…We would have preserved the essential music….All the shit that hangs around us would be gone! People would have chosen the songs… This is a very exciting idea, but whose love of music has preserved us. Since the release of Nevermind, we thought about the next disc. Murdering the group, we would have made him a legend. Some say that ‘Nevermind’ changed the face of rock. How three fucking losers were they able to achieve sucha feat? We just change clothes. How can we change the face of the world?”
Kurt: “It’s the love of music that gives me the strength to continue. Nothing else. But I could block it out overnight. I have enough money to disappear without a trace. Bye bye, complete story. If I stay, it’s just for the punk-rock.”
Krist: “In Utero came very naturally. This is not a hard vengeful reaction. Songs are out for themselves. The rage was there, entrenched in Kurt in his belly. There was more to let it flow … Initially, we had this huge fantasy rock record. Something that would crush all existing drives. We wanted to upgrade ‘Nevermind’, outperform everyone. And then, in rehearsal, things are simplified. And the album is done alone. We were incredibly relaxed.”
Happy 20th Anniversary “Incesticide.”
“Midway through our conversation, the Federal Express man rings the doorbell. Novoselic brings the package into the den and opens it to find a framed gold record signifying sales of 500,000 for Incesticide, the compilation of B-sides and rarities that Nirvana released after Nevermind.” - Jim DeRogatis (Interviewer), 1993.
July, 1993 - New York, NY.
“Krist Novoselic comes up on to the roof with a freshly-made mixed fruit drink and sits down. He’s taken off the bear suit, which made him look even more toweringly tall than usual and which made him so hot he spent much of the photo session lying horizontal in front of a fan. After some idle chat, he starts talking about the interview we’d done a few days earlier in the hotel conference room.
As we sit watching the sun set, he says he’s worried he might come across as being “too heavy” in print. I remind him that as well as talking about his involvement in projects such as the Balkan Women’s Aid Fund, he also described the early days of Nirvana, then called Skid Row and influenced by Black Sabbath and Black Flag. And how he and Kurt, who both grew up in Aberdeen, a redneck backwater near-ish Seattle, were always in different bands. “One of The Melvins [still one of Nirvana’s favourite bands] would join for a while, but it was never serious. Finally, back in ‘87, Kurt and I got together and decided to start a real band. So we found this drummer, scrounged equipment and rehearsed constantly. I used to take things so seriously, I’d get all pissed off if we had a bad rehearsal: God, it’s gotta be good, it’s gotta be rock, it’s gotta be fucking fun.
And we were lucky ‘cause we had a van - we were the only band signed to Sub Pop at that time with a van. It was even mentioned in our press release. There was always something around the corner, a show in Olympia, in Seattle, an opening for the Butthole Surfers or Soundgarden. I can remember Soundgarden signing to a major for something like $175,000 and I was incredulous. What were they going to do with it all?” With the money Krist later earned from being in Nirvana, he bought a “modest house” in Seattle and a run-down 40-acre farm, three hours drive from the city. There are no phones out there and that’s just how he wants it.”