In Utero (album)
See also: In utero (homonymy)
IN UTERO is the third and last album studio of the rock group Nirvana. It was recorded at Geffen Records and left to the United States the September 21st 1993.
This disc, successor of Nevermind , which had propelled the alternative rock'n'roll and the sound underground above the Michael Jackson or U2, “free” and is unchained more. It is more nihilist and personnel, more stripped and less pop that the precedent. Indeed, Cobain wanted that " the album is commercial in spite of him " ; he wanted to return to the roots purer, rougher of Bleach. That did not prevent it from being a success (in spite of sales figures lower than Nevermind ).
One intentionally made a aggressif album, I am really proud owing to the fact that we presented a different manner to record, a different sound. And one is in a position where one is highly likely to be played radio. , entrusted Cobain.
The album also dissociates precedents with the more active participation of the other members of the group. Thus Dave Grohl was seen finding the fronts of the introduction of Scentless Apprentice . Courtney, the woman of Kurt was seen, it, to influence her husband for this album while collaborating with him in particular on Pennyroyal Tea . Moreover, Cobain will more directly approach its personal life with some topics appearing along the album through the songs. In Utero was recorded with Pachyderm Studios from Canon Falls, Minnesota, the United States. The sessions of recording began the February 14th 1993 and lasted only one week. Albini, whose creed was to buckle the recordings studio in little time, took a few days to mix the album. On the whole, the group did not use that 12 the 14 days of studio appointed for In Utero . The disc was carried out for 24 thousand dollars, which is very little, Albini asking for wages of 100 thousand dollars and declining of the Redevance S on the sales of the album, which would however have paid to him much more.
The round according to the publication of In Utero was stopped after Kurt Cobain was hospitalized in Rome, in Italy, the March 4th 1994, which proved to be an suicide attempt. The forever taken again round and the singer, sunken to the United States, gave themselves death to Seattle the April 5th 1994.
The video clip for the first extract of the album, Heart-Shaped Box , work of the Dutch realizer Anton Corbijn watch several plastic fetuses, a reference to the small pocket of In Utero, and an example of fascination that Cobain had for the medical field. One sees there also an old skeletal man disguised as a Father Christmas. In the newspapers of Kurt Cobain, made public in 2002, the singer wrote to have wished that the writer William S. Burroughs play the part of the old man in the clip.
Context of the groupThe album Nevermind was a business success, which had largely exceeded waitings of the production company then that of the members of the group, first concerned. Nevermind had attracted the projectors on the scene grunge of Seattle, and had popularized the alternative music in general with the detriment of Michael Jackson or U2.
Cependant, Cobain became distant, like protecting itself, started to reject its new fans, a larger audience, then it gradually felt the desire for demolishing " its pop édulcoré" that Nevermind gave. Meanwhile, he had married with Courtney Love with the beginning of the year 1992 then both had their child later this same year; one particularly difficult period for Cobain since it fought at the same time against its drug-addiction. He took drugs regularly since 1990, but in 1992, he had decided désintoxiquer.
Kurt Cobain was rich, but always fought against his interior problems, then with justice. This denière had exerted pressures on Kurt and Courtney because of their mutual dependence with drug, following an article by a journalist of the Vanity Fair, which thus showed the new parents of ill-treatment and irresponsibility towards their daughter Frances Bean, with in premium a stolen photograph of the newborn in her incubator to dramatize the business. " In Utero" thus will be an interior source for Cobain, although he said itself that the majority of the album were " very impersonnel".
In Utero : the receipt of a traditional album punkrockDumb
Topics approached(to be written and supplement) The small pocket of the album is inspired by the TAM (Transparent Anatomic Mannikin, in French " Transparent mannequin anatomique"), to which Cobain will add its personal key, while adding to it of the wings. One thus sees a naked woman/angel there, with interior parts of the body with overdraft.
body anatomy flesh -- birth dead
- dysfonctionnnelle family
use dopes >son implicit direction…
Milk it > your scent is still young stag in my place off recovery literally. ? ......
Pennyroyal Tea >
- to supplement
The difficult childbirth of In Utero or the " whore of abortion knocking the sol"
At the beginning, the album was to be entitled " I Hastens Myself and Want To Die " (title of a song being reproduced on the tape of The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience 93) which can result simply in " I hate myself and I want mourir". The title was considered to be too subversive and Cobain had the rebâptiser. It chooses In Utero , which it pricked in the notebooks of Courtney Love.
Already a few weeks after the recordings are finished, the Chicago Tribune quoted a source close to the group, judging that the album was " insortable" ; Newsweek had also affirmed by error that the group had been forced of remixer the album. These rumors began with décribiliser the relations between the group and the label. However after the sessions of recordings the members of the group noticed problems all the same when they listened to the last mix. Krist Novoselic found that one of the effects of guitar used by Steve Albini for Heart-Shaped Box sounded like " a whore of abortion knocking the sol" .
Cobain started to regret not having spent more time on the vocal ones, than he regarded as weak, as well as the low one. I also was never disturbed by enregisrement of my life. I simply could not put a finger at it above. , the singer announced. I called Steve (Albini) and asked him for some councils, like " Why I do not have the same emotions as with Nevermind or Bleach? ".
The group thus called upon Scott Litt for light the remixage of Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies , by giving more power to the vocal ones; without touching with the other pieces of the album. However, according to Albini, other modifications took place, more general. The dynamic range was narrowed, like that of stereophony; and the sound generally was softened. Albini to specify: " in not-technique term, I would say that they (other producers) have it fair. The final recording, that which finishes in the vats does not resemble that much I had fait" Weston reacted also negatively: " group wanted to entirely change the sound of the album. Stereophony does not have as much of depth. The guitar was flattened. On mix original, the guitar went up. Albini and Weston was disappointed end result. Cobain joked on the idea to leave two versions different from the album. He writes in his newspaper intime" that the mix original of the album would leave on vinyl, cassette and multitrack under the name of " I hastens myself and I want to die " , and only sold in mini-markets or anywhere one finds vinyls ". Then, after " many bad chronicles and criticisms on the aspect pervert of a disc without concession exclusively available in vinyl, K7 and 8-track " , the version remixée with the low one and the acoustic guitar re-recorded, would leave under the name of Verse Chorus Pours with a label saying ( in reference to the song Radio-Friendly Links-Shifter ") " this album radio-friendly is links-shifting, compromised version, which by the way, Nirvana is extremely proud off …, in French " this album is the compromised version radio-friendly (good, diffusable for the radio) links-shifting (of which the unit, tonality is variable, changes), and whose Nirvana is extremely proud. " , Cobain imagined it.
Controversies of In UteroGrater Me -- song with the title subversive but proclaimed anti-rape by Cobain. I Hastens Myself And I Want To Die -- titrate beforehand envisaged for the album post-Nevermind.
- Serve the Serving
- Scentless Apprentice
- Heart-Shaped Box
- Rape me
- Frances Farmer Will Cuts off Her Revenge One Seattle
- Very Ape
- Milk It
- Pennyroyal Tea
- Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
- Tourette' S
- All Apologies
- Gallons Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip
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