With the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's breakthrough album Nevermind coming up on September 24th, bassist Krist Novoselic looked back at the legendary album's sessions.
Novoselic recalled to Mojo that Nirvana came in the wake of a massive hair metal era, which proved to be the exact opposite of what he, Kurt Cobain, and Dave Grohl were offering up: “The dominant bands were Aerosmith reinvented. These soft bands with this macho swagger. Then we were this hard band with feminine sensibilities.”
He went on to explain how Nirvana adjusted to life in L.A. while recording Nevermind: “We had this work ethic we learnt from the Melvins. After hours, however, was a different matter. We would have these wild nights in our apartment or we’d hang out on the beach at night. We’d been in the studio with no windows all day so we wanted to get out.”