Kurt Cobain, 1993.
“We had grown up admiring punk bands and thinking all those groups on the pop charts were embarrassing, and suddenly we were one of those bands.” - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
Interviewer: “When did you start to think about sexism? Was it an outgrowth of your interest in punk?”
Kurt Cobain: “No, it was before that. I could never find any good male friends, so I ended up hanging out with the girls a lot, and I just thought they weren’t being equally treated and they weren’t treated with respect. I hated the way Aberdeen treated women in general - they were just totally oppressed. The words “bitch” and “cunt” were totally common, you’d hear them all the time. But it took me many years after the fact to realize those were the things that were bothering me. I was just starting to understand that was pissing me off so much, and in high school, I found Punk rock and it came all together.”
“When I listen to an album, I listen to it as a solid body of work, 40 minutes in a life, rather than ten four-minute excerpts. There’s always songs I like more than others, but the point is, they all have their place on the album, and if they don’t, then the album doesn’t work. Not as an album.” - Kurt Cobain.
Dave and his dream about Eddie Vedder:
“My sister and I are at the zoo. We see this guy painted silver, wearing a Speedo bathing suit, with a bathing cap on—all silver—and it’s Eddie Vedder, trying to disguise himself. I walk up to him and say, ‘Eddie, I know that’s you.’ He goes, ‘Dave, how ya doin’, man?’ And then he takes my hand and puts my finger in his mouth, and he keeps talking while he’s sucking on my finger…” - Dave Grohl, 1993.
The Netherlands, 1991.
Krist: “Our justification for all the attention we’re getting is that, maybe, a lot of other underground bands will get noticed, that’s the only way we can deal with it.”
Dave: “Everyone is always asking if I’m afraid of the band’s success going too far, that doesn’t really make any difference. I just don’t want to be David Grohl of Nirvana for the rest of my life. It’s like the kid who got caught masturbating in the bathroom of high school. That’s the only way he’s ever known.”
Kurt: “I can’t complain too much because there’s nothing I can do about it at this point unless we break up; and we don’t want to do that, we like playing together still. I mean, if it gets too out of hand, and the shows become so huge that we don’t feel that it’s very personal anymore, we’ll just break up and change our name and start over again and hopefully we’ll write good songs.”