Nirvana Bassist Details ‘Bubble’ Before Kurt Cobain ‘Disaster’


Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic discussed Nirvana’s final year in a recent Washington Post article.

“I would drink alcohol. A lot of pressure, a lot of things going on . . . but we got on really well and had this very solid connection. I still have it with Dave, we had it with Kurt. We would all just work together, just have a lot of fun, and know what to do musically. There was fun times.”

“1991 to 1994, for me personally, what was that, three years, but it seems like a 10-year span, because there was so much going on, and then it ended in a disaster. I think of 1993, and I was in this bubble.”

“I don’t know if it was luck, but because we had this musical connection, we channeled it, and it got us through it. I remember Kurt being really relieved, and I was relieved, too. Somehow it just came together. When it was released in 1994, it was kind of a requiem for Kurt, and it turned out to be this huge hit record.”

Nirvana played on MTV Unplugged in November 1993, and Kurt Cobain died by suicide in April 1994. Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance was released as a live album later in 1994.