Dave Grohl Loves That Many Kids Today Go Through a ‘Nirvana Phase’
Dave Grohl is well aware of the reach of Nirvana on generations that have followed the band’s existence. As expected, he’s very grateful.
Grohl, Krist Novoselic and producer Steve Albini recently sat down with Conan O’Brien for his podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. The trio gathered for the 30th anniversary of In Utero, Nirvana’s final studio album.
Grohl, a father of three, said during the chat, “What I’ve realized is that kids these days, there’s like a window between the ages of 10 and 13 or maybe 11 and 14, where almost every kid goes through a Nirvana phase.”
He then reasons why this happens and concludes that it has less to do with Nirvana sonically and more to do with the content of the lyrics.
” … I think it means the same thing today to those kids that it meant when we released it, ” says Grohl. He notes he considers this “the coolest thing.”
In Utero Reissue
The 30th anniversary reissue of In Utero came out on Oct. 27. The reissue is available in a variety of digital and physical formats. The physical formats include:
-a 1LP and 10″ vinyl set
-a 2CD deluxe set
-a 5CD super deluxe set
-an 8LP super deluxe set
The super deluxe sets feature 72 tracks, with 53 of them being previously unreleased. The unreleased tracks feature two full In Utero-era concerts: A 1993 show recorded in Los Angeles and a 1994 show recorded in Seattle, which was Nirvana’s final performance in their hometown.
In addition to the unreleased tracks, the In Utero super deluxe box sets also feature the following:
-a 48-page hardcover book with unreleased photos
-a 20-page newly designed fanzine
-a Los Angeles tour poster lithograph by hot rod artist Coop
-replicas of the 1993 record store promo Angel mobile
-three gig fliers
-two ticket stubs for Los Angeles and Seattle
-an All-Access tour laminate
-four cloth sticky tour backstage passes: Press, Photo, After Show, and Local Crew.
The In Utero reissue is available here.