Nirvana recorded Nevermind, their 1991 landmark album that led millions of people to throw their babies into the deep ends of pools, at Sound City Studios. But during Dave Grohl’s recent Sound City Players tour and Sound City: Reel to Reel soundtrack, his band never once covered Nirvana, despite fellow grunge lord/baby launcher Krist Novoselic also playing on the album. But they almost did, with PJ Harvey filling in for Curtis Kobainus.
When asked if he would ever cover a Nirvana track live, he said: “Every once in a while we talk about it. For the Sound City gig here in London we were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn’t make it. Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, ‘Yeah, what would we do?’
I said: ‘God, what if we were to do ‘Milk It’ from In Utero with Polly singing?’ We all looked at each other like, ‘Woah, that would be amazing,’ and then she couldn’t do it!..The thing is, it’s sacred ground. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There’s a reason Foo Fighters don’t do Nirvana songs, and it’s a good reason.” (Via)
And that reason is: only Kurt could make “Her milk is my sh*t/My sh*t is her milk” sound like it means anything.
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