“Nevermind” Live will feature the full track listing of “Nevermind” + very special Nirvana tracks!
What did Krist Novoselic bring to the EMP Live “Nevermind” show tonight? 30lbs of fresh green beans and squash!
They are coming from as far away as Australia to see a show that has long been sold out. Right away, people knew this would be historic.
But to those who were here when Nirvana exploded, when “Nevermind” went from an album released to a monster unleashed, Tuesday night’s 20th anniversary performance of the album at Experience Music Project (EMP) is really a night for Susie.
Susie Tennant, 49, Nirvana’s onetime publicist and a staple of Seattle’s cultural community (she has worked at Sub Pop Records, EMP and Town Hall), is being treated for ovarian cancer.
Plans to have different bands perform “Nevermind” in its entirety had just started to take shape when Tennant was diagnosed in May. It made sense to turn this global event into a hometown fundraiser.
Breed (Smart Studios), On A Plain (Boombox Rehearsals), & Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live At The Paramount) - Listen.
“Kurt wrote the lyrics to that at the last minute. “Don’t quote me on that” came from an in-joke we had with saying ad nauseam, “[statement], but don’t quote me on that.” They did those harmonies another eight times, I wanted to bring the music all the way down and leave those vocals in a cappella for four times, just by themselves. We actually mixed it that way, but when Kurt heard it, he decided he just wanted to hear one pass without music and cut out.” - Butch Vig.
This Wednesday at 1:00 AM EDT
NEVERMIND: Live benefit show for Susie Tennant! Stream: http://bit.ly/pmGTHP
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“We basically used the same set-up that was used for Breed. First we recorded an instrumental backing while Kurt did vocals, then he did the guitar lead on his Mesa amp; I overdubbed the master. It was meant to sound like one guitar versus an overdub with two split guitars.
He was doing it live, singing and playing the chords, he’d do the little string bends but always have a tough time singing “I don’t know why” and then getting back to the chords and verse. I suggested to Kurt, that he overdubbed just that one line, so he did and.. he said, “Let’s make this razor sharp. Just in your face and then gone!”, So I went in and shifted it around and got the vocal so it matched the guitar part perfectly. It’s like someone goes in and pushes a button singing, “I don’t know why”, and cuts out, super tight and pinpointed so it hits you in the face.” - Butch Vig.