There’s something to be appreciated about this rare interview with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Whether its how it organically moves along because of its uncut nature, or the manner in which Kurt speaks volumes about his fascination with Patrick Süskind’s Perfume, the entire testimonial unearths curious insight into the complex mind of a musical visionary.
Worried about having a serious illness, a sensitive nosed hypochondriac is what he related with. Having such connection to the book, he stated it “makes me want to cut my nose off”. After setting the bar with simple rifts and words, we note how his message and brain began to rewire itself due to others seeking his attention. A powerful influencing suggestion from the book inspired him to write the very song, Scentless Apprentice.
Even when claiming that he was “running out of ideas” transparently coming up with archetypal ideas displaced itself into a unique quintessential angle for writing music. So when someone says, “hey…people have used what they’ve read and turned it into a song, so that’s not really unique”, we can stop and think…Kurt Cobain was doing just that in his last years of living and Nirvana’s music still stood the test of time.
Unaffected by the waves of time he answers, can someone buy happiness?
04:20 – Yeah, you can’t buy happiness. I mean that made me happy for a little while. But I was just probably almost as just happy with…I look back on going to second hand stores and stuff like that and finding a little treasure like that and that actually meant more to me because it was more of a stab in the dark in a way, you know cause you didn’t know if you were going to be able to afford it and you don’t know what you’re really looking for and when you find it. It’s more special to you rather than… you know having a thousand dollars and going into a store like that and just buying the whole store…it’s not as special.
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