CURT KIRKWOOD SAYS KURT COBAIN QUIT NIRVANA BEFORE HIS DEATH
Greg Prato has a new interview up with The Meat Puppets’ Curt Kirkwood. Here are a couple of excerpts.
On Kurt Cobain quitting Nirvana: “I know that right before he died, some time around there, I think it was after Unplugged, pretty sure, he quit the band and moved to Milwaukee and joined The Frogs. I don’t know how serious a thing that was, but that’s what I remember someone told me. That’s how I got turned on to The Frogs.”
On performing with Nirvana at MTV Unplugged, Kurt Cobain’s personality, and if he discussed recording songs with Cobain: “He was always in the moment. Kind of had to dig what came out of the moment out of it, in a way. It was just a strange space whenever I was around that. And I wasn’t around a lot. I did have a week where we practiced for that thing in New Jersey and we’d go over there every day. But Kurt would just show up some and play with the other guys some. We’d wait a lot, and then he would show up. He wasn’t very conversive, just really, really casual. And I didn’t feel like it was anything where I could go, ‘Hey, you want to do something?’ I was pretty blown away by the whole thing, just on the level of how it was and wasn’t, like my concept of it. It was a strange thing to be around, because there was so much attention at any point coming from every direction. And you had to keep your head or it could make you uptight, I think.”