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Nirvana During Nevermind Cover Photoshoot

23rd May 1991, Photographer Michael Lavine took what would be the publicity shots for Nirvana’s Nevermind album at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles. The idea for the front cover shot of the baby swimming was taken after Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl saw a TV documentary on water babies and was taken by Kirk Weddle. Several babies were used; five-month old Spencer Eldon’s photo came out best. More here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/spencer_elden

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Butch Vig About Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s legendary impatience with multiple takes came to the fore at this time.

He really wanted to do everything on the first or second take. He’d do a couple of takes and say, ‘That’s it. I’m not gonna do it anymore.’ The tricky part was trying to figure out how to motivate him to give really good performances. Sometimes his first or second takes were brilliant, but sometimes they needed work. They needed to be more focused. What I ended up doing was recording everything he sang, even the warmups. A lot of times, I’d actually be going for a first take, but he would think it was just a warmup. Then I’d have the engineer flip to a new track and I’d tell Kurt, ‘Okay, you’re ready for your first take.’ If I was lucky, I could get as many as four takes out of him. Then I’d take the best pieces of each one and make a master out of it.


Cobain’s painful stomach condition would sometimes bring sessions to a halt.

He was very sensitive to certain foods. Sometimes we’d eat dinner and he’d get sick half an hour later and end up spending 45 minutes in the bathroom.


Butch Vig

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