A good record will sound good [and] a bad record will sound bad, regardless of what you're listening to it on. And because there is no standard version of home listening, whether it's a kitchen radio, TV speakers or an iPhone speaker, there's absolutely no way to compensate for something being played on a bad system by being in the studio and adding some compensatory badness.
So the thing to do is to make the record sound as good as possible when you're listening to it on very good, accurate speakers in the studio. Are there any versions of the remastered or remixed songs that you really like now? The thing that I was really charmed most by in the whole process was just hearing how good a job the band had done the first time around. What struck me the most about the [remastering and reissue] process was the fact that everybody was willing to go the full nine yards for quality.
That says how much this record means to all the people involved. Over the years, a lot has been written about the "tortured artist" persona of Kurt Cobain. What was it like working with him?
I'll be honest, I didn't press him for any intimacy. At the time, I knew that there were dozens of people who wanted to latch onto him in a way, and I didn't want him to feel him like I was one of those people. Basically, I wanted him to know our relationship was that I worked for him and that I would be there to help him make his record.
I never really got inside his inner circle. He didn't bare his heart to me in any way. I respected him and came to appreciate him as a songwriter and as a thinker. I think he's an underrated guitar player. Through the process of working on the record, I came to develop a more rounded impression of him, but I still considered him a peer. The word "supergroup" was coined in to describe the band Cream.
However, since then, it's become winky shorthand to describe a group of accomplished musicians more interested in goofing off with their equally talented friends than creating anything memorable. About last night Video: hardeepphull. A post shared by St. The reunion, a unique talent constellation that also featured Beck , St. Vincent and Grohl's daughter Violet rounding out the band, was part of the 13th year of the HEAVEN gala , a fundraiser for The Art Of Elysium , a charity that brings music and visual arts to hospitals and homeless- and poverty-affected areas across Los Angeles.
But while other artists like L7, Marilyn Manson and Cheap Trick also performed on the stage, which was outfitted with a background meant to evoke the iconic New York punk venue CBGB, it was this newly formed incarnation of Nirvana that proved to be the main attraction.
The absence of their former frontman was noted by Novoselic, a founding member of Nirvana, who requested a "cheer from the crowd for Kurt Cobain. Vincent, for the task, given that her innovative guitar work serves as the highlight of her live shows and regularly lands her on male-dominated Best Guitarist lists.
Tearing through opener "Lithium" on her signature Ernie Ball guitar while delivering vocals that sounded equal parts tortured and determined, the artist once again proved her mastery extends to both subtlety and volume. Read: Smells Like Nirvana.
Likewise, Beck carried the same slacker spirit to his turn at the mic. The "Loser" singer was definitely living out a few fan fantasies, which he admitted when he recalled seeing Nirvana open for Sonic Youth in But for all the star power onstage, the unexpected highlight of the night was when Grohl's daughter Violet was invited to perform "Heart-Shaped Box," the lead single off Nirvana's album, In Utero.
Peeking out from her silvery hair, the year-old connected on a song she's likely been humming her entire life, giving the kind of quietly passionate performance that only highlights the enduring power of the band.
It isn't just novelty of nostalgia. Call them a supergroup or just a collection of friends: Nirvana isn't going anywhere. With this unassuming and charmingly self-deprecating kick-off from frontman Kurt Cobain, Nirvana launched into their feverishly anticipated episode of "MTV Unplugged"—a crystallizing performance that quickly became one of, if not the most, beloved and iconic gigs of their all-too-short career.
Often celebrated for showcasing both the band and the "Unplugged" format at each of their respective creative heights, the stunningly intimate episode spawned the MTV Unplugged In New York album that was released on Nov. This reissue is pressed on heavyweight gram black vinyl and the band's website is offering a limited-edition multi-color variant as well. Danny Goldberg: As a music fan, I really liked the idea of "Unplugged. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard , and is Nirvana's most successful posthumous release, having been certified 5x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in The performance was released on DVD in Reviews Review Policy.
Flag as inappropriate. See more. Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on June 8, , on Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Rick Rubin. Frusciante's return was credited with changing the band's sound altogether, producing a notable shift in style from the music recorded with Navarro.
The album's subject material incorporated various sexual innuendos commonly associated with the band, but also contained more varied themes than previous outings, including death, contemplations of suicide, California, drugs, globalization, and travel. Californication is the Chili Peppers' most commercially successful studio release internationally, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide, and more than 7 million in the United States alone.
As of , the album had sold over 4 million copies in Europe. The record produced several hits for the band, including "Otherside", "Californication" and the Grammy Award-winning "Scar Tissue".
Californication peaked at number three on the U. Rotten Apples: Greatest Hits. Instead, it made me feel like stabbing my stepdad and driving his car into a pole, which, when I think about it now, is probably exactly how a year-old is supposed to feel.
Where In Utero had validated my anger, Unplugged revealed a place beyond it: steady, understanding, wounded but at peace—less a funeral than the empty, eerily settled feeling one gets after a tantrum. A working title for In Utero was I Hate Myself and Want to Die , a kind of expression that is everywhere now: the sarcasm that preempts genuine pain; the hyperbole that strains to turn suffering into a joke.
Killing yourself, the meme. The idea that we are so acclimated to misery that it becomes boring. Run that gauntlet enough, and you not only want to name your album I Hate Myself and Want to Die , you hate yourself, and you want to die, and then, a few months later, you do.
Here was the brutal, incandescent Nirvana again. The Complete David Bowie : pp. Retrieved 15 February Planet Rock. Retrieved 3 March Ultratop Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 August Retrieved 26 January Retrieved 2 October Polskie Radio.
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