LIVE NIRVANA INTERVIEW ARCHIVE April 9, 1993 - San Francisco, CA, US

Robert Hilburn
Kurt Cobain
Krist Novoselic
Dave Grohl
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The Los Angeles Times Smells Like Rock's Future Yes

Backstage afterward, all three members of Nirvana confirmed their good spirits. The album, they said, was recorded in two weeks in Minneapolis and the group plans to tour as soon as it's released.

A relaxed Cobain didn't down-play the pressures on the band last year, but said the sessions themselves went remarkably well.

“I've never felt more relaxed in a recording session,” he said. “The next step is the mixing process. When I look back on ‘Nevermind’ I realize we really didn't follow through on the mixing. It ended up too commercial and slick.”

Cobain, who found touring difficult in the past because of painful stomach problems, said medication in recent months has eased the condition, and that he is looking forward to more live shows.

The message Friday was that those shows should be memorable indeed. After a year of being surrounded by uncertainty and self-examination, Nirvana may be everything it appeared to be in “Nevermind”—and more.

© Robert Hilburn, 1993