Keeping in line with the current montage of Nirvana whirling around the media, the fantastic Robotic Empire label have revealed their second tribute to the band.
Following 2014’s take on In Utero, which featured an all star cast of Ceremony, Daughters and Jay Reatard, this time around, Nevermind is given the cover treatment.
Featuring a diverse range of acts from Torche’s low-end sludge rendition of ‘In Bloom’ to La Dispute’s post-hardcore ‘Polly’ drawl, via White Reaper’s thrashing ode to ‘Territorial Pissings’, there’s much gold to be found here. Especially in Young Widows’ thankfully innovative spin on ‘Teen Spirit.
You have probably noticed that the internet right now is talking a lot of Nirvana, and reminiscing on a lot of grunge related topics due to the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind record. At the time of its release, the band were managed by Danny Goldberg and John Silva at Gold Mountain Management in the USA who watched this album’s popularity grow overnight and then explode. This week at Music Radar, Goldberg is interviewed and discusses discovering the band and how Nevermind became a phenomenon.
Read the full interview here and get an inside scoop of the band that killed off soft rock overnight with quotes like this:
“You know, Kurt didn’t become a star by accident, he became a star on purpose. Then he found out he didn’t like everything that came with being a star. It was hard for him. He didn’t like being recognized on the street or in airports, and stuff like that. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t want to be successful, because he absolutely did.”
Nirvana’s 20th Anniversary of Nevermind will be celebrated on September 19th with the release of a Super Deluxe Edition box set from Universal. The 4-CD/1-DVD package will include previously unreleased tracks, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety on DVD.
Even though this was Nirvana’s most pop moment, Nevermind put a swift end to cock rock and blew the faggots out of the rock music zine almost overnight. Bands left, right and centre were running around cutting their hair, buying lumberjack-off shirts and cutting holes in their jeans whilst pretending to know who The Melvins were when this was being played on every radio station around the world.
The only negative from this news today is that I have just remembered how old I am. Press play on this for some good, old fashioned memories and get hyped on Nirvana’s most punk moment from Nevermind with Territorial Pissings.