Hear This Unheard Kurt Cobain Interview Before Nirvana's Superstardom

October 26, 2018

Before they were launched to being super-famous rockstars, the guys from Nirvana were once just a few guys from Aberdeen, WA that were getting ready to release their debut album Bleach after getting signed to the independent record label, Sub Pop.

In 1989, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic met with British music journalist John Robb in New York City that has not seen the light of day until recently. Titled The John Robb Tapes, the series will showcase the collection of unheard interviews with the band that Robb has collected throughout Nirvana's career.

In the interview, a young Cobain talks about his approach to writing, and why he doesn't consider the lyrics that important in a song. "When I write a song, the lyrics are the least most important thing," says Cobain. "So I don't dwell on them at all. I could actually have two or three different subjects within a song and then the title would mean nothing." the story behind 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' before it was recorded,

Cobain also touches down on how he always saw himself in a future of music rather than pursuing a life in the logging industry. In the chance that Nirvana didn't work out, he says he would “keep trying in another band… I can probably say I’ve never learned the fine art of logging.”

Listen to the full interview here.