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ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/07/04 12:25 PM
Nirvana  

“It isn’t all Pollack, Springsteen, Warhol and Nirvana. As with most craft to which we turn out hand we are extraordinarily inventive, ’though quirky, raising the stakes, but alas incapable of following through in pure hard sell.”

David Bowie, The Buddha Of Suburbia (liner notes), 15 September 1993



ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/07/04 12:28 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: ziggfried]  

“I was simply blown away when I found out that Kurt Cobain liked my work, and I always wanted to talk to him about his reasons for covering ‘Man Who Sold The World.’ It was a very good straightforward rendition and sounded somehow very honest. It would have been nice to have worked with him, but just talking would have been real cool.”

David Bowie, Spin, April 1995



AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 01:21 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: ziggfried]  

(Speaking about Tin Machine)

I don't think there's anything rock n roll about what we do at all. Rock n roll to me is Gene Vincent or Little Richard. And we're not as retro as someone like Nirvana, with the kind of Stooges thing.

David Bowie, Rock World, Page 21, July 1992

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 01:29 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

I've been pushing Sonic Youth since '88.

I think they're terribly important whereas I think Nirvana did a fine job with that single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', but I wouldn't expect to hear from them in another couple of years.

David Bowie, Life Special Issue: 40 Years of Rock n Roll, Page 92, December 1, 1992.

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 01:40 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

Some of my recent albums have been picked up by the Nineties generation, but then they don't know the early stuff......I know that because, in America especially, when I do 'The Man Who Sold The World' the amount of kids that come up afterwards and say, 'It's cool you're doing a Nirvana song.' And I think, 'Fuck you, you little tosser!'"

David Bowie, GQ UK Edition, October 2000


AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 10:51 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

The music business is so incestuous that people like David Bowie are so entrenched in the lifestyle and have cultivated relationships with people within the music industry for years and they’re his friends and he doesn’t want to offend them so he just keeps going. Keeps milking it for all it’s worth because it’s his life and it’s all he knows. I suppose if the music was a bit more raw, and if it was good, at least, it would be better. But no one’s buying that Tin Machine shit.

Kurt Cobain interview by Jerry McCulley, Spontaneous Combustion, BAM - January 10th, 1992.

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 11:08 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

Everyone's afraid of burning bridges. I mean I've read Marc Bolan interviews where he's just tearing apart David Bowie and people like that- and he's just completely pompous about it And I thought, That's rock n' roll! That's really great, that's what it should be.

Kurt Cobain, Interview by Keith Cameron, MOLE, 1990

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 11:17 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

I didn't meet him, but I was flattered that he liked my stuff. I hadn't been aware that there had been much of an influence of my particular music on the newer generation of bands. When it became apparent, like Trent Reznor talking about the Low album and the Smashing Pumpkins saying something or other, it started to dawn on me that the cycle had come around.

David Bowie
http://privat.ub.uib.no/bubsy/wins4.htm


AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/17/04 11:18 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

I was flattered that he liked my work; I don't think I can add anything to the wealth of material that's been written about all that. I like Courtney Love very much, I thought she was a very nice girl.

David Bowie
http://privat.ub.uib.no/bubsy/wins4.htm


bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
04/18/04 06:01 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: Adam]  

I'm going to break the rules of this forum for a second(fell free to delete my post)

-Kurt's Journals and the new copy of Uncut Legends contains a list of 50 favourite records, including a couple Bowie related LPs. (The same uncut mag has a picture of KC parodying the S&V boxset cover)

-There is a website containing all stage banter of known Nirvana concert tapes. There may be a Bowie/cobain quote there, but I'm having difficulty locating the site I read last week.

-Heavier than Heaven(KC biog) has a passage on the affect DB's 79 appearance on SNL had on him.

I am busy at the moment and don't have immediate acces to my material. But I know others here may do. I also hate posting print things because I have to type it out.

-Should we include Grohl and Courtney quotes in this thread?

BFP
(note to moderator - delete when this post becomes obsolete)



bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
05/01/04 10:41 AM
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Re: Nirvana new [re: ziggfried]  

I saw this photo in a recent memorial magazine dedicated to Kurt. It reminded me of a very specific Bowie boxset cover photo.

The photo is dated Jan 1st, 1993. Source is "Uncut Legends #2: Kurt Cobain" April 2004.

BFP



bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
05/08/04 07:31 AM
Re: Nirvana new [re: ziggfried]  

Kurt's 50 favourite records taken from his printed journals.

50. Swans - Young God EP
49. Mazzy Star - She hangs Brightly
48. The Wipers - Over The Edge
47. The Wipers - Youth of America
46. The Wipers - Is This Real?
45. David Bowie - TMWSTW
44. The Marine Girls - Beach Party
43. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
42. PIL - Flowers of Romance
41. Fear - The Record
40. Black Flag - Damaged
39. Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
38. Half Japanese - We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love
37. The Beatles - Meet The Beatles
36. Flipper - Generic Flipper
35. Daniel Johnston - Yip Jump Music
34. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
33. Leadbelly - Last Sessions Vol. 1
32. Tales of Terror - Tales of Terror
31. Beat Happening - Jamboree
30. Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
29. Void/Faith - Void/Faith Split EP
28. The Clash - Combat Rock
27. The Slits - Typical Girls
26. Shonen Knife - Burning Farm
25. REM - Green
24. Various - What Is It? (LA Punk)
23. Aerosmith - Rocks
22. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
21. The Raincoats - The Raincoats
20. Kleenex - Kleenex/Liliput
19. The Saints - Know This Product
18. The Knack - Get The Knack
17. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
16. PJ Harvey - Dry
15. The Frogs - It's Only Right and Natural
14. Sex Pistols - Bollocks
13. Gang of Four - Entertainment
12. Bad Brains - Rock For Light
11. Black Flag - My War
10. Butthole Surfers - Pee Pee The Sailor
9. Saccharine Trust - Paganicons
8. Scratch Acid - Scratch Acid
7. MDC - Millions of Dead Cops
6. Fang - Landshark
5. The Shaggs - Philosophy of The World
4. The Vaselines - Son of a Gun
3. The Breeders - POD
2. Pixies - Surfer Rose
1. The Stooges - Raw Power

There are 2 records here that are directly related to Bowie. Bowie is also vaguely connected to 3+ other bands here, like the Pixies who DB championed since the late 80's.

BFP

BTW, consider yourself very knowledgable in music if you recognize more than 50% of this list. It's designed for hunters and collectors.



bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
05/12/04 12:38 PM
Re: Nirvana new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

I think it's appropriate to give a link to this thread.

http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Interact/cp/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=news&Number=259903&page=&view=&sb=&part=1&vc=1

BFP






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