9/2/93 -at the MTV Video Music Awards. “In Bloom” won ‘Best Alternative Video’.
Kurt on the “In Bloom” music video.
The first thing I can remember Kurt buying from the store was an Electro-Harmonix Clone [pedal]. After that he bought every one that came in, and he bought five of them. I thought it was weird that he wanted this lush chorus pedal when none of the music that he had played prior to that had any kind of inflection. I asked Krist Novoselic, “What’s up with Kurt and these pedals?” He just said, “Oh, you’ll see.” Then, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come as You Are,” and songs like that came out… — Rick King
“Kurt basically had no patience, he wanted to do something in one take and then move on to the next thing. I just took the best bits from three or four vocal takes and sewed them together, Typically, he would sing sometimes really quietly and then really loud, so I was forced to change the input level as we were recording him on-the-fly! It’s kinda scary because you’ve got to know the song really well. Then you have to hope he doesn’t change the phrasing or do something different. Kurt was singing for couple of beats longer on one version verses the other.
I was laughing with Dave a lot because his part was just a little out of his range, and his voice kept breaking up, he would finish one chorus and light up a cigarette to catch his breath.” - Butch Vig.