This is possibly the best interview I have ever seen. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain is authentic. He is not trying to think of witty things to say, to make an impression, to control the viewer’s reaction, which is the CONVENTIONAL way to give an interview. He does listen. His answers aren’t rehearsed. Authenticity is so rare, crucial to the ability to make authentic art.
It’s hard to believe Kurt existed at one point in time. He’s almost like a mystical figure. He got really popular overnight and was really only known for about 2 1/2 years to the mainstream public. In this interview, Kurt hints towards his loneliness by saying he relates to the character Greoulle in the book Perfume, it’s sad if you’ve read it. Also he was clearly interested in death. He doesn’t like being around people. He had a look in his eye you don’t see in young Americans anymore. He waits patiently when she talks. He puts himself aside and considers everything she’s saying while she interviews him. I think he even forgot the camera was there for a bit. He seems so objective and realistic about his role in things. Maybe his objectivity is what made him so sad in the end. He might’ve hated facing the reality of fame and power.
One of Kurt Cobain’s final interviews before his tragic death, this WatchMojo Presents video From the MUCH Vaults is an incredible look into the man and artist. This raw video from 1993 features 6 minutes of very rarely seen footage from the original interview that was not aired on television. Nirvana’s legacy still burns bright and their music continues to influence and inspire people to this day. We hope that you enjoy this thoughtful and engaged interview with a man who meant so much to so many people. – WatchMojo
If I could go back in time, I’d go to a Nirvana concert. We would never get an interview this raw with a star so big in 2019/2020.
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