Soundgarden Member Reveals Worst Nirvana Recording


Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil,  Sunn O))) collaborator-, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana and legendary grunge and “Seattle Sound” producer Jack Endino recently joined in for an interview hosted by Rick Beato.

Kim Thayil was not a fan of early Niravana

The trio and Beato discussd a wide variety of themes and topics throughout their close to two hours together. Right out of the gate, fans were a bit taken aback by Kim’s response when Rick asked him what he thought of Nirvana the first time he heard them. The grunge nerds in us expected nothing but praise.

Kim, however, wasn’t terribly impressed, and said he didn’t think Nirvana’s first sessions with Endino were great. Here’s what he had to say:

“I went to visit Jack [Endino], and he played me this cassette of this band that he had just recorded that he was really stoked on and speaking very highly of… so I sat in your bedroom [speaking to Endino] to listen to this cassette of this band you just recorded, Nirvana.”

Recently, 3rd Secret, the new band featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, has shared a new music video for “Rhythm Of The Ride”. The song was recorded by Erik Friend and mixed by longtime Seattle producer Jack Endino.

The group, whose lineup is rounded out by Bubba Dupree, guitarist for D.C. hardcore outfit Void and alt-metal supergroup Hater (also featuring Cameron),and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye (Novoselic’s bandmate in Giants in The Trees), surprised the fans as they released its self-titled debut album, recorded and mixed by Endino, on April 11.

In the “Rhythm Of The Ride” video, which was shot at Murky Slough Studios in Naselle, Washington, Novoselic can be seen playing acoustic guitar, accompanied by Raye and Johnson.

“3rd Secret” track listing:

01. Rhythm Of The Ride
02. I Choose Me
03. Last Day Of August
04. Winter Solstice
05. Lies Fade Away
06. Live Without You
07. Right Stuff
08. Dead Sea
09. Diamond In The Cold
10. Somewhere In Time
11. The Yellow Dress