Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic has labelled the band’s third album ‘In Utero‘ – soon to be the subject of an extensive re-release – as a ‘testament to the artistic vision’ of his late bandmate Kurt Cobain.
“I’m really proud of it,” Novoselic has told XFM when reflecting on the 1993 record. “It’s really good and it is a testimony to the artistic vision of Kurt Cobain. You listen to that record and the intensity and that power and that is a tribute to Kurt’s vision.”
“He was a great artist, he was a great painter, he could do sculpture, he did comics and he was a great songwriter, great guitar player and so that’s who this record’s for.”
The ‘In Utero’ reissue is out next month to mark its 20th anniversary, and is to be packed with many bonus tracks and extras, including a full live album and a previously unreleased song which has been given the title ‘Forgotten Tune‘.
“It just got lost on the shelf and I’m like ‘what’s this?’,” Novoselic has said of the newly-unearthed track. “It’s a song we were putting together – part of it’s an old Nirvana riff, it’s probably from ’87 or ’88 and so they go, ‘What do you want to call it’, and I go, ‘Let’s call it Forgotten Tune’.”