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Nirvana intended for the record to diverge significantly Milk It - Nirvana - Gold the polished, refined production of its previous album, Nevermind Early inCobain told Rolling Stone that he was sure that In Utero would showcase "both of the extremes" of its sound, saying "it'll be more raw with some songs and more candy pop on Milk It - Nirvana - Gold of the others.
It won't be as one-dimensional [as Nevermind ]". The music was quickly recorded within that time with few studio embellishments. The song lyrics and album packaging largely incorporated medical imagery that conveyed frontman Kurt Cobain 's outlook on his publicized personal life and his band's newfound fame.
Soon after recording was completed, rumors circulated in the press that DGC might not release In Utero in its original state, as the record label felt that the result was not commercially viable.
Although Nirvana publicly denied the statements, the band opted to remix parts of the album. Albini declined to alter the album further, and ultimately the band hired R. Upon release, In Utero reached number one on the US Billboard and received critical acclaim as a drastic departure from Nevermind.
Nirvana broke into the musical mainstream with its major-label album Nevermind in Despite modest sales estimates—the band's record company, DGC Records, forecast sales of 50, copies  — Nevermind became a huge commercial success, popularizing the Seattle grunge movement and alternative rock in general.
Cobain said he would then choose the best material from the sessions for inclusion on the group's next album. CD copies of In Utero. Nirvana ultimately chose Albini to record its third album.
While there was speculation that the band chose Albini to record the album due to his underground credentials, Cobain told Request magazine in"For the most part I wanted to work with him because he happened to produce two of my favorite records, which were Surfer Rosa [by Pixies ] and Pod [by The Breeders ].
Albini sent a disclaimer to the British music press denying involvement, only to get a call from Nirvana's management a few days later about the project. In return, Albini sent Cobain a copy of the PJ Harvey album Rid of Me to give him an idea of the acoustics at the studio where they would record. The members of Nirvana and Albini decided on a self-imposed two-week deadline for recording the album.
Wary of interference by DGC, Albini suggested the band members pay for the sessions with their own money, which they agreed to. Albini observed that "they wanted to make precisely the sort Milk It - Nirvana - Gold record that I'm comfortable doing".
Novoselic compared the isolated conditions to a gulag ; he added, "There was snow outside, we couldn't go anywhere. We just worked. The band arrived at Pachyderm Studio without their equipment and spent much of the first three days waiting for it to arrive by mail. However, once recording began on February 13, work moved quickly.
Albini surrounded Grohl's drum kit with about 30 microphones. The band did not discard takes and kept virtually everything it captured on tape.
The band, Love, and Albini refused to go into specifics, but Weston's George Michael - Outside who served as the studio's chef stated that Love created tension by criticizing Cobain's work and being confrontational with everyone present. The album was mixed over five days. On occasions when work on a song mix was not producing desired results, the band and Albini took the rest of the day off to watch nature videos, set things on fire, and make prank phone calls for amusement.
Albini sought to produce a record that sounded nothing like Nevermind. Albini explained, "If you take a good drummer and put him in front of a drum kit Falta Tanto Amor - Enrique Iglesias - Best Of sounds good acoustically and just record it, you've done your job. Azerrad asserted in his biography Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana that the music of In Utero showcased divergent sensibilities of abrasiveness and accessibility that reflected the upheavals Cobain experienced prior to the album's completion.
He wrote, "The Beatlesque 'Dumb' happily coexists beside the all-out frenzied punk graffiti of 'Milk It,' while 'All Apologies' is worlds away from the apoplectic ' Scentless Apprentice. Forget it. This is war. Nevermind came out kind of 'About a Girl'-y and this [album] came out more 'Paper Cuts'". Several of the songs on In Milk It - Nirvana - Gold had been written years prior to recording; some of them dated back to Azerrad also noted that "[v]irtually every song contains some image of sickness and disease".
Milk It - Nirvana - Gold stated in a interview with The Observer that "for the most part [ In Utero ]'s very impersonal". Grohl said, "A lot of what he has to say is related to a lot of the shit he's gone through. And it's not so much teen angst anymore.
It's a whole different ball game: rock star angst. While Cobain said the song was written long before his troubles with drug addiction became public, he agreed that the song could be viewed in that light.
Cobain said he wanted his father to know he did not hate him, but had no desire to talk to him. Cobain originally wanted to name the album Milk It - Nirvana - Gold Hate Myself and I Want to Diea phrase that had originated in his journals in mid Cobain intended the album title as a joke; he stated he was "tired of taking this band so seriously and everyone else taking it so seriously".
The band then considered using Verse Chorus Verse —a title taken from its song "Verse Chorus Milk It - Nirvana - Goldand an earlier working title of "Sappy"—before eventually settling on In Utero. The final title was taken from a poem written by Courtney Love. Most of the ideas for the artwork for the album and related singles came from Cobain. Fisher recalled that "[Cobain] would just give me some loose odds and ends and say 'Do something with it.
Cobain created the collage on the back cover, which he described as "Sex and woman and In Utero and vaginas and birth and death", that consists of model fetuses, a turtle shell and models of turtles, and body parts lying in a bed of orchids and lilies. The collage had been set up on the floor of Cobain's living room and was photographed by Charles Peterson after Milk It - Nirvana - Gold unexpected call from Cobain. After the recording sessions were completed, Nirvana sent unmastered tapes of the album to several individuals, including the president of DGC's parent company Geffen Records Ed Rosenblatt and the group's management company Gold Mountain.
When asked about the feedback he received, Cobain told Michael Azerrad, "The grown-ups don't like it. Cobain was upset and said to Azerrad, "I should just re-record this record and do the same thing we did last year because we sold out last year—there's no reason to try and redeem ourselves as artists at this point. I can't help myself—I'm just putting out a record I would like to listen to at home.
According to Cobain, "Of course, they want another Nevermindbut I'd rather die than do that. This is exactly the kind of record I would buy as a fan, that I would enjoy owning. The band members began to have doubts about the record's sound. During this time, Cobain admitted, "The first time I played it at Milk It - Nirvana - GoldI knew there was something wrong.
The whole first week I wasn't really interested in listening to it at all, and that usually doesn't happen. I got no emotion from it, I was just numb. The producer declined; as he recalled, "[Cobain] wanted to make a record that he could slam down on the table and say, 'Listen, I know this is good, and I know your concerns about it are meaningless, so go with it. My problem was that I feared a slippery slope. Novoselic was pleased with the results, but Cobain still did not feel the sound was perfect.
Soon afterward, in AprilAlbini remarked to the Chicago Tribune that he doubted Geffen would release the completed album. All I know is A few weeks later I hear that it's unreleasable and it's all got to be redone". Rosenblatt insisted in a press release that Geffen would release anything the band submitted, and label founder David Geffen made the unusual move of personally calling Newsweek to complain about the article.
Nirvana wanted to Untitled - KK. Null* - Anima Motrix further work on the recorded tracks, and considered working with producer Scott Litt and remixing some tracks with Andy Wallace who had mixed Nevermind. Albini vehemently Milk It - Nirvana - Goldand claimed he had an agreement with the band that it would not modify the tracks without his involvement.
Albini initially refused to give the album master tapes to Gold Mountain, but relented after a phone call from Novoselic. One song, " I Hate Myself and Want to Die ", was omitted from the final track listing as Cobain felt there were too many "noise" songs on the album. Though it's still them singing and playing their songs, and the musical quality of it still comes across.
To avoid over-hyping the album, DGC Records took a low-key approach to promoting In Utero ; the company's head of marketing told Billboard before the album's release that the label was taking a promotional strategy similar to that of Nevermindand explained that the label would "set things up, duck, and get out of the way".
The label aimed its promotion at alternative markets and press, and released the album on vinyl record as part of this strategy. Cobain told Jim DeRogatis, "We're certain that we won't sell a quarter as much, and we're totally comfortable with that because we like this record so much. In Utero was released on September 13,on vinyl record and cassette tape in the United Kingdom, and on September 14 on vinyl in the United States, with the American vinyl pressing limited to 25, copies.
According to The New York TimesWal-Mart claimed it did not carry the album due to lack of consumer demand, while Kmart representatives explained that the album "didn't fit within our merchandise mix". DGC issued a new version of the album with reworked packaging to the stores in March In Utero received acclaim from critics, although some Patrona Bavariae - Various - Die Stars Der Rudi Carell Show were mixed.
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That October, Nirvana embarked on its Suspiro - Roberto Fonseca - Zamazu American tour in two years to promote the album.
On April 8, he was found dead in his Seattle home, having committed suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun blast. In the ensuing years, In Utero has continued to perform commercially and gather critical praise. In a Guitar World article that commemorated the tenth anniversary of the album's release, Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross argued that In Utero was "a far better record [than Nevermind ] and one that only 10 years later seems to be an influential seed spreader, judging by Milk It - Nirvana - Gold bands.
If it is possible for an album that sold four million copies to be overlooked, or underappreciated, then In Utero is that lost pearl. That same year, Pitchfork Media placed In Utero at number 13 on its list of the best albums of the s.
In Utero has been certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of over five million units,  and has sold 4, copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All tracks are written by Kurt Cobainexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, Milk It - Nirvana - Gold free encyclopedia. Redirected from Milk It song. Retrieved October 22, Rolling Stone.
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