It was great to see some of the behind the scenes stories and interviews about the making of the album, that for me, stands out as one of, if not, the best I have ever heard.
You see, I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to giving songs Star Ratings in iTunes, and Nevermind is one of the very few albums (along with Pearl Jam’s Ten) where every single song gets 5 Stars.
The doco followed Butch Vig as he recounted the production of the album. There were times where he had his eyes closed, and you could just imagine that he was thinking about when Kurt Cobain was lying on the couch in the studio playing Something In The Way exactly the way it appeared on the album.
It was a little scary to see Krist Novoselic as a plump balding 40 year old, but I guess time changes us all.
16 Years ago this album was released. To my kids it will be like the old Cream records that my Dad owns. I just hope that I can impart my musical tastes on them a little as they grow up.
They listen to Triple J. Mikayla has John Butler Trio, Josh Pyke and Silverchair on her MP3 player. I am hoping to get them to watch me play in my band at some stage soon.
I will never forget the first time I heard ‘Smells like Teen Spirit‘. It was like an awakening. My future musical direction was determined from that point on.
It was on Kix 106, 1991. At some stage in September. I even remember Bad Boyd commenting before the song started. “This song is something special”. I was standing up near the door of my room in Macgregor. I just stood there and listened to the whole thing. Transfixed.
Bad Boyd was right.
And if you’re interested in what the ‘Nevermind’ baby looks like now?
His name is Spencer Elden.
Here’s a pic of him at age 1o, recreating the famous image
And now at 16
His best pickup line?
“Want to see my penis again?”