Kurt Cobain became very unhappy with how polished their massive breakthrough Nevermind was. For their 1993 follow-up album, Cobain wanted it to sound muddier, more distorted, and less pop. The band was extremely focused and worked hard, with two or three takes for each song. The album came out and it was a success and sadly would be the last record of new material from the group
Fun Fact: Originally called “I Hate Myself and Want to Die”, the band decided to change it because they didn’t think fans would get the joke.
Learn more about the album:
Nirvana’s In Utero At 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review
Dave Grohl says listening to Nirvana’s In Utero “makes his skin crawl”
10 Things You Never Knew About Nirvana’s In Utero
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