With the release of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero this week, fans got something they haven’t had in a long time: a new tune from the grunge rock icons.
While speaking with NPR earlier this month, surviving band members Krist Novoselci and Dave Grohl discussed the track, aptly entitled “Forgotten Tune,” and told the story of how they came across it.
“…we found it and were like, what is this song? And I don’t really remember,” Novoselic explained to NPR. “And [we were], like, what do you want to call it? And I’m like, I don’t want to give it a name, so let’s just call it ‘Forgotten Tune’ and let people make up their own minds what it is.”
Regarding the sound of “Forgotten Tune,” Novoselic stated, “I remember the main riff in that tune was, like, from 1988 or something. Just trying to, like, bring back a riff. It's just kind of, like, there were new songs we were trying to revisit, old ideas ...'Forgotten Tune' just represents that idea. ‘Let's see if we can make something out of this.’”
Nirvana: In Utero 20th Anniversary also features special materials like alternative mixes of “Heart Shaped Box” and “All Apologies,” rare B-sides and demos, special liner notes, never-before-seen photos and more. Additionally, the band has released the concert film Live and Loud which chronicles Nirvana's 1993 performance at Seattle’s Pier 48 and is available now on CD/DVD as a part of the In Utero Super Deluxe edition, and as a standalone purchase.
But the re-release of Nirvana’s third and final album isn’t just digging up old memories for fans; it’s also causing the members of the iconic ‘90s band to look back.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Grohl remembers the last conversations he ever had with the late Kurt Cobain, which began when Grohl called Cobain and expressed his concern after the singer nearly overdosed on pills and alcohol while the band was in Rome during a European tour.
“I called Kurt after Rome. I said, ‘Hey, man, that really scared everybody. And I don't want you to die,’” Grohl recalls. “Then I saw him at our accountant's office [in Seattle]. He was walking out as I was walking in. He smiled and said, ‘Hey, what's up?’ And I said, ‘I'll give you a call.’ And he said, ‘Okay.’”
And despite the sadness now attached to In Utero, Grohl says people should try to put that out of their minds when they listen to the LP's music, telling Rolling Stone, “The album should be listened to as it was the day it came out.”
To read more of Dave Grohl’s interview with Rolling Stone, click here, and head to the Nirvana official website to find out more about the 20th anniversary of In Utero.
Also, be sure to listen to “Forgotten Tune” below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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