Courtney Love about to Bikini Kill
Los Angeles California October 1992
"How did it go so fast," she asks, sounding genuinely bewildered, "from having a record of the year in the Village Voice and being perceived as an artist, to being Nancy Spungen in three months?"
There’s something I’d like to get down on tape now. I’d forgotten that Hole were one of the original inspirations for Riot Grrrl. When Cathi of Bikini Kill saw Hole, it was pretty much what inspired her to form a band.
"Cathi wrote me a letter saying she wanted to start a band and what should she do," recalls Courtney. "And I wrote back and said she should find the biggest slut-bitches in her town that everybody hates. I thought if there were three people who were like the town bitch in one band, that would be f***ing amazing. I don’t know if that really happened, but it turned out to be…"
(Cathi actually recounted this event in her fanzine, Bikini Kill, about the formation of her band, adding that when she saw Courtney, it was like, “the guitar went into flames - almost a religious experience.”)
"I’m very supportive of them, on a personal level," she adds.
Pic: Kurt & Courtney Sep. 1992 by Guzman
Interviewer by Everett True October 92
Melody Maker magazine
Do you feel poisoned by Courtney, Kurt?
"By Courtney, or by Courtney’s stigma?" he replies. "Poisoned by… the whole f***ed-up misconception of our relationship. Everyone seems to think that we couldn’t possibly love each other, because we’re thought of as cartoon characters, because we’re public domain. So the feelings that we have for each other are thought of as superficial."
"It’s not everybody that thinks that, though," Courtney adds. "It’s a couple of has-been, pontificating, male rock stars and, mostly, women who work in the American music industry. I think that’s because, in the early Eighties, if you were a woman and you wanted to play music, there was a real slim chance you would succeed. So a lot of women who wanted to empower themselves within rock without being self-loathing joined the music industry - and these are some of the most vicious women I know.
"I’ve heard industry women talking about how horrible L7 are, I’ve heard industry women talking about how unattractive PJ Harvey is, which is ridiculous… I just think these powerful women have this real competitive, jealous nature which manifests itself like this. And when I married Kurt, they went into overload.
"It’s insane, this real complex issue… It’s an attempt to create something out of nothing - the whole superstar thing. They at least try to take away my intellect, and take away my ethics, and create…"
Nirvana live at the 'Marquee'
New York sep. 28, 1990
#Nirvana en uno de sus conciertos mas explosivos durante el Nevermind tour en ‘Marquee New York’, sep. 28 de 1991 El álbum tenia pocos días de salir al mercado con una promoción muy austera, sin embargo los días en que Nirvana tocaba en 1990 en bares underground de New York junto con Sonic Youth les sirvió para llenar por completo el Marquee en la ciudad de New York. Si te gusto la edición de fotos que hice compartelo
En breve mas NIRVANAenvivo escrito por Edu Araujo.
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