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"It’s a sonic document of a moment in time, and you listen to it back, and it really brings you back to that place. It’s one of the funny things about this experience of this re-release and all of this nostalgia or retrospect or whatever it is, like, that time might seem a little blurry. But you remember the feeling of being there, and it was one of the reasons why Steve was the perfect person to make that record, because that’s kind of what he did. Like, he was not into manipulating moments. He was into capturing them. So, when I listen back to this stuff, it’s like it makes me sort of feel the way I felt then, because it’s so real, you know? And I mean, I think about us being kids, like … we were kids. It’s so crazy that we were going through all of this stuff and these real sort of formative years. And this album was such a transition for us, too. Like, I have an emotional reaction to this record. I don’t listen to it like I listen to, like, Saturday Night Fever. I have a more emotional reaction to it, because it’s really raw and it’s really real. So, as we were remixing these things, it was even more so. It was like, wow, now you can just listen to Kurt’s vocals or just listen to Krist’s bass, and it’s, like, it really sort of breaks those memories into all these different pieces that are very defined and specific, you know?"

- dave grohl (NPR interview)
Source: NPR
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"In Utero is a testament to the artistic vision of Kurt Cobain. It’s kind of a weird record, and it’s strangely beautiful at the same time. And if you look at Kurt’s paintings and his drawings — he even did a sculpture for me — it’s a rising, tortured-spirit person. It’s kind of weird. It’s done well, but it’s like what Dave was saying about having your own sound. Kurt was a great songwriter. He knew he had a good ear for a hook [and was] a great singer, great guitar player, and In Utero is a good representation of what he liked in art and how he expressed himself."

- krist novoselic (NPR interview)
Source: NPR
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"One of the great things about it is one of the reasons why an album like In Utero still sounds fresh today, is because it’s the sound of three people. It really is. There’s imperfection and inconsistency, you know? We didn’t scrub it up and polish it and clean it up and hand it to you. We recorded it, sometimes only once, and then decided that’s what you needed to hear, because it’s real in that way. And I think that when I hear a song from In Utero come on the radio in between maybe other popular modern recordings, it really stands out, you know? Because it sounds like us, and the only people that sounded like us were us, you know? That’s the way a musician should be. A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It’s an individual-feel thing, you know? It’s one of the greatest things about that record. Like, we totally achieved what I think what we wanted to do. There was an integrity in our band that we wanted things to be real, honest and real, and that’s In Utero. It’s entirely that."

Source: NPR
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20 years..yet the music plays on.
we remember you + we’re thankful you played with all you had in you.
we’re sorry you couldn’t see how loved you are.
+ the music plays on..

20 years..yet the music plays on.

we remember you + we’re thankful you played with all you had in you.

we’re sorry you couldn’t see how loved you are.

+ the music plays on..

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"there is a reason he struck so many people listening to music. you wait for a voice to come along like that, the John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Joe Strummer, Bono, and you’re lucky if one appears, let alone speaks to you. Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. he changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."

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- steve moakler

any other longtime fans smile when you first heard him sing the name Cinderella? if you look back to the early days (ahem..first record), i think you’ll see why. ;)

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dear @mochaclub, thank you for loving Africa well + allowing people like me to come alongside your important work. thank you for this daily reminder that clean water matters + “I need Africa more than Africa needs me.” around the world, 1.2 billion—a fifth of our planet—lacks access to safe water. if that’s not staggering, just $1 provides this need for 1 person for 1 year! our small sacrifices are stretched when we come together.. i would love for you to join MC + i in gifting Africa with something we all need so much. (check out mocha for more info or ask me..i love talking about them!) ☕️💧🙏🚿 #worldwaterday #mochaclub #cleanwater #reminder #camelback #INA

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when the songs stay on your heart/in your head/on your lips, even when the tune stops playing, that’s how you know an album is special (+ more). thank you, steve moakler! #notevenaweekold

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(3/18/14) happy ears, happy tears. the few tunes that i heard several months ago have haunted me in the BEST way, since. WIDE OPEN is finally here + it’s #1! let’s keep it up there, yall!! #happyheather stevemoakler

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will-work-for-music:

it’s getting impossible to wait for the fresh tunes..

smoaks, if you need our help funding another record, all you gotta do is ask! ;) seriously. i will pay big bucks to get my hands on “rather make a livin” & “riser” ♥ (ps-thank you for playing them in nash, this weekend!)

quick flashback to this, before i post about “wide open” release week! ;)

Source: facebook.com