"At 24 years old, I was wearing shorts with long johns under them. What did I know?" - Dave Grohl, 2013.
"I’d just moved in with Kurt. I didn’t know anybody. I had a drum set packed in one box and flew up there. I would stay up till the sun came up and sleep all day. Olympia, Washington, is fucking depressing enough and I was living with this person that I didn’t know. But he had a four-track so I wrote songs Marigold and Friend Of A Friend. It was an observation of Kurt and Krist and I." - Dave Grohl.
"My husband really liked Nirvana. He really suffered and we wept like parents when Kurt died. Nirvana was the first band in years that I really loved. They were the band I felt a lot of hope for, for the whole music scene." - Patti Smith.
Fun fact: Nirvana were booked as ‘The Simon Ritchie Bluegrass Ensemble’ at Pachyderm Studios for recording In Utero!
"I had to go to the airport to pick them up on my first day at work! Which was kinda wacky. I was supposed to hold up a sign that said ‘The Simon Ritchie Bluegrass Ensemble’. Which I didn’t! I just waved at them. Kurt and Krist were coming through and I said, ‘I’m your ride’." - Brent Sigmeth [assistant during the recording of ‘In Utero.’]
"Well, we figured out how to sell records in the digital age, what you do is, you put a package together with nice paper and photographs, you find some closet treasures and dig deep in the vaults and include that. You put a live show in there and the Nirvana fans seem to love it. People will trade bootlegs, they’ll download songs and concerts and things, and so, these kinds of packages are for the Nirvana fans out there. This will probably be the last one. It’s the 20-year ‘In Utero’ Anniversary and it was the last Nirvana record. We’re not gonna do the 25th year. Maybe I’ll be around for the 50th anniversary." - Krist Novoselic.
"At least three hours later than originally scheduled, Kurt came down, and he was very quiet and he was wearing these white ‘Jackie O’ glasses with his chin down to his chest, and he asked for a bucket. And I said, ‘Sure, we have a bucket. What do you need a bucket for?’ And he said, ”Cause I think I’m gonna puke.’ And that was my introduction to Kurt." - Jesse Frohman (photographer.)
Photographer Jesse Frohman recalls the photo-shoot that didn’t go as planned..
"It was the only time I photographed him and Nirvana. We had set up for a shoot in New York when they were going to perform at Roseland Ballroom, so we had the whole day to shoot. That was the original assignment, but of course, things didn’t turn out the way we planned." - Jesse Frohman.
"It’s been a year since we started recording ‘In Utero.’ It’s time to get going again. Kurt and I and Dave have been talking like, ‘Yeah, let’s just put out a record real soon.’ It just depends on how things go. If we’re pretty prolific in the spring, it might happen. In the span of two weeks, we’ve gone nuts before. And then months have gone by and nothing’s happened." - Krist Novoselic talking about plans for the next album after In Utero, 1994.