Grohl Didn't Think Nirvana Would Follow-Up Nevermind
Speaking of how he came together with bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in 1992, Grohl admitted, "A lot of weird s**t went down after Nevermind, so I wasn't sure there'd be another record.
"Even though all of a sudden the world was at our feet and we had bands like U2 and Guns N'Roses asking us to do a stadium tour, Kurt started doing a lot of drugs and there was a lot of tension because of business stuff and money. Krist and Kurt came to my house to record a split single with The Jesus Lizard and I remember Kurt started to play the song "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle." And it was at that point I thought, 'We're going to make another Nirvana record!' I was surprised and relieved when Kurt said he had a new song because when Nevermind happened, we stopped everything and went into hiding - it kinda fractured the band."
Grohl adds: "In Utero isn't too far off what Kurt was doing before [Nirvana's debut] Bleach. It wasn't a contrived change of direction from Nevermind but the world around the band had changed and Kurt had a hard time processing a lot and we were focussing on the instrumentation."
Bass player Krist Novosleic added: "Everyone thought we'd make a mainstream record, that we'd sell out, but we put out a record after Nevermind and it's a different record. It's darker and has an edge." more on this story
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