Dave Grohl says that he finds it difficult to listen to Nirvana‘s last album, 1993’s In Utero. Loudwire reported the Nirvana drummer is quoted in the new 10th anniversary publication of writer Paul Brannigan‘s This Is A Call: The Life And Times Of Dave Grohl, as saying, “(It) captured a moment in time for the band, and it’s definitely an accurate representation of the time, which was dark. It’s a f***ing dark album. I don’t like listening to that record. It’s a weird one for me.”
He admitted, “I hear the songs on the radio every once in a while, and I like the sonic difference of hearing ‘All Apologies’ or ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ come on in the middle of a bunch of compressed, Pro Tool-ed modern rock radio music because it stands out. But lyrically and conceptually, it’s not something that I like to revisit too often.”
Grohl went on to say: “What I love the most about (it) is the sound of urgency, and the sound of the three of us in a room. . . Nevermind and In Utero are two totally different albums. Nevermind was intentional, as much as any revisionists might say it was a contrived version of Nirvana, it wasn’t — we went down there to make that record, we rehearsed hours and hours and hours, day after day, to get to Nevermind. But In Utero was so different. There was no labored process. . . (it) just came out, like a purge, and it was so pure.”
- Nirvana‘s third album In Utero was released on September 13th, 1993. The album topped both the Billboard 200 and UK Albums Charts.
- Both “Heart-Shaped Box” and “All Apologies” topped on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, with the album selling 15 million copies globally, to date.
CHECK IT OUT: Nirvana’s 1993 director’s cut video for “Heart-Shaped Box”: