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"Inside ‘In Utero’ - we speak to those who were there and revisit Kurt, Dave and Krist uncovering the spats, strops, fall-outs and sparks of genius that went into making this cult rock classic."
Nirvana’s In Utero celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. On this episode of All Songs Considered, the band’s two surviving members recall their time recording what would be the band’s last album.
From an August interview in 1993.
Interviewer: “Do you have a particular fantasy of how your future might workout?”
Kurt Cobain: "No, I’ve no idea. I can’t think like that. It might be nice to start playing acoustic guitar and be thought of as a singer and a songwriter, rather than a ‘grunge rocker’, because then I might be able to take advantage of that when I’m older. I could sit down on a chair and play acoustic guitar like Johnny Cash or something, and it won’t be a big joke."
Interviewer: "Does it make you laugh when people take apart all your songs, and try to figure out what you’re saying?"
Kurt Cobain: "Oh, yeah. At the time I was writing Nevermind, I really didn’t know what I was trying to say. There’s no point in my even trying to analyze or explain it. That used to be the biggest subject in an interview: "What are your lyrics about?" [Laughs] I haven’t written any new lyrics, that’s for sure. We have about 12 songs for our new album [In Utero] we’re scheduled to record in February, & I don’t have any lyrics at all. Within the past year, notebooks & poetry books I’ve had lying around have either been destroyed or stolen. So I don’t have anything to go back on at all. It sucks."
Pre-order the 20th Anniversary of ‘In Utero’ here! The price has increased a little, so get it while you can.
Featuring: The original album + a new 2013 mix, unreleased demos, unreleased instrumental tracks and a “Forgotten Tune.”