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|NFC News Endino visits Aberdeen, Washington|
Endino, of course, engineered Nirvana's debut album and worked with the band a number of times. " 'When Kurt (Cobain) called me and said, 'Yeah, my name's Kurt and I've got Dale from the Melvins helping me on drums,' I figured it must be all right because Dale wouldn't be in some (bad) band,' Endino says — Dale being Dale Crover, drummer for the Melvins, another successful Grays Harbor outfit whose influence on Nirvana's legacy also can't be overstated."
The rest of the article chronicles Nirvana's early days of which Endino was a large part. " 'The first few times I saw them (live), they weren't very good,' Endino says. 'Kurt hadn't really figured out how to sing and play (guitar) at the same time. So his voice wasn't as good live as it was in the studio because he had to try and play the guitar parts. He figured out the key was to write simpler guitar parts so he could sing better.' " You can read the complete article here. Courtesy of Jeff Burlingame. Also thanks to Paul.
|Posted or updated: 12-18-2005 @ 7:10 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana ringtones|
I've added some high-quality Nirvana ringtones to the misc section.
|Posted or updated: 12-15-2005 @ 10:43 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New magazine: Nirvana & The Story of Grunge|
You can also order the magazine online here. We will have a more in-depth review of the magazine on NFC soon. View a bigger scan of the magazine cover here. Special thanks to Mark Blake for the info and scan!
|Posted or updated: 12-14-2005 @ 11:34 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New design unveiled|
I've just put up the brand new design for the NFC.
The style has been kept mostly in black and blue but otherwise it looks somewhat different from the old layout. At the same time, the content has been re-structured and moved around to what will hopefully come off as a more logical structure. All information (facts, articles, interviews and so on) is collected in the new "info" section; all multimedia (sound clips, pictures, video clips) is in the new "media" section, etc.
I've also added some new content, including:
The "new" NFC will also serve as this year's annual NFC Christmas present instead of the usual songs or concerts. Also, this news section will probably be more frequently updated now and will have a wider range of stories. Follow the link near the bottom to contribute with a story. Special thanks to Jeremy for the graphic design. Enjoy!
|Posted or updated: 12-11-2005 @ 10:35 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters hit Australia|
" 'Even before I joined Nirvana I would record stuff of my own at my friend's eight-track studio or on my own four-track at home,' he says. 'They were experiments where I'd play all the instruments and I'd sing. I was basically learning how to write songs.'
'I'm still a drummer at heart. Becoming a frontman, being the lead singer in the band, that's a weird transition to make. I feel comfortable doing it now, but it took a while.' " Read the complete interview here. There's also a short Australian interview with Grohl here.
Some more articles from Grohl's trip down under: Dave buys an iPod and some underwear; Review of Melbourne show; Foo Fighters get 5 grammy nods and FF live at the Supertop.
In other Grohl news, apparently Jack Black who stars in the new "King Kong" movie begged Dave to make a cameo as the devil in the movie! "Satan appears in the Peter Jackson-directed movie, and the actor was convinced the Foo Fighters frontman would be perfect for the role of Lucifer, reports breakingnews.ie. Black revealed: 'I asked him to be in King Kong. We wanted him to play the devil but he was too busy.' Black added: 'He doesn't have a major part - but he is a big influence.' " Courtesy of NME.
|Posted or updated: 12-10-2005 @ 10:36 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News "Sliver" chart position and selected reviews|
Here are some reviews of the album: Pitchfork, NME, Aversion.com, Drowned in Sound, MusicOMH.com and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Rolling Stone Magazine's brief review of the album reads as follows: "Eleven years after the death of Kurt Cobain, we appear to have reached the dregs of the Nirvana vaults. The three new tracks added to this collection of the cream of last year's rarities box set are all early versions of previously heard songs, including a hiss-drenched, amateurish 1985 rendition of "Spank Thru." Still, for casual fans unready to wade through a three-disc box - but still willing to endure grungier-than-grunge recording quality - this sampler may be a welcome flannel-stocking stuffer."
In other related news, Universal Music recently made the complete 48 minute "Sliver: The Best of the Box" radio special available on their new revamped website. "Featuring new technology and a new unified look, the sites are designed to be both engaging and easy-to-navigate, providing access to more than 30,000 sound clips as well as videos, TV spots, artist bios, press releases and more." Read a story about the new sites here or visit the website with the Sliver radio special here.
|Posted or updated: 12-10-2005 @ 8:22 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Shakira covers "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?|
In an interview she did with the magazine Blender earlier this year, she expressed her love of Kurt Cobain and the song: " 'I remember the first time I saw him,' she revealed. 'I saw the Smells Like Teen Spirit video and instantly fell in love with him, even though I couldn't see his face. I just wanted to see his face so much. After weeks of finding out anything I could about Nirvana, I saw his face — and he had a face like an angel. I loved him. He was my platonic love.' "
In a September poll of the "world's favorite song", Shakira's La Tortura finished as #5 ahead of the aforementioned Nirvana track on spot #6. Info courtesy of The Daily Mirror.
|Posted or updated: 12-10-2005 @ 8:21 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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