Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Origins of Newly-Rediscovered Nirvana Song
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.11.2013
"Forgotten Tune" will be on the anniversary edition of In Utero...
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have revealed details on the origins of the newly-recovered Nirvana song that will be on the upcoming anniversary edition of 1993's In Utero. The surviving Nirvana members spoke with NPR about the song and discovering it. Check out the highlights:
Novoselic on the song's discovery and origins: "We found it and were like, what is this song? And I don't really remember," Novoselic said of 'Forgotten Tune'. "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. But I remember the main riff in that tune was, like, from 1988 or something. Just trying to, like, bring back a riff. 'All Apologies' was from 1990, and 'Dumb' was a pre-'Nevermind' song.
Novoselic on other its relation to other songs on the album: "'Pennyroyal Tea', [Dave] and Kurt were getting crazy some night down in that apartment with a multi-track cassette recorder, and 'Pennyroyal Tea' came out of that. 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.'"
Grohl on the studio conditions while recording the album: "It was, like, subzero arctic temperature. But that room where we recorded the stuff, the room sounded great and it was a comfortable place to be. And I remember sitting at my drums and Kurt was to my left and Krist was to my right, and we had proper isolation and we would track live together."