Rumore magazine, 1994.
“I had a shitty life till I was about 17. I sat in my room for 90 per cent of the time. I’d go home after school, play my guitar and listen to music. The States seemed so big to me that I thought I’d never leave the region. At a younger age, everything seemed so simple and easy, I thought I could be President. By the age of nine, I pretty much gave up any idea of ever even surviving the age of 21 because I felt so completely alienated. I probably alienated myself more than the other way round. I was always trying find someone who liked art or music, but it was always sports.” - Kurt Cobain.
Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, ‘Yeah, what would we do?’ I said: ‘God, what if we were to do ‘Milk It’ from ‘In Utero’ with Polly singing?’ We all looked at each other like, ‘Woah, that would be amazing…’ and then she couldn’t do it!”
“I know a lot of people who are simpletons, y’know? They’re very simple, they can enjoy their lives and be totally happy and secure just watching sports on television and having a beer every once in a while, so, I’ve always felt too complicated, so I envied those people. I’m not saying that I’m smarter than those people, it’s just that I’m too sensitive. I wish sometimes that I could just enjoy the simple things in life, and just forget about everything else.” - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
“Kurt was an artist [laughs] - he was always expressing himself. He would do these Scooby-Doo cartoons, he lived in this apartment for a while and he defaced the hallway with this pornographic Scooby-Doo. It was like penises and Scooby and Shaggy [laughs] - it was like really, really bad. It was well done, like it was Shaggy from Scooby-Doo! He was an amazing illustrator, very talented.” - Krist Novoselic.