Young Phil Elverum

On 9/11/92 Nirvana played a homecoming stadium show in Seattle after igniting nationwide grunge-mania with Nevermind. MTV News was there to interview the locals, including Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic’s cousins (who once rode Big Wheels with Cobain in Aberdeen), Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor (“I’m glad he made enough of a success to make a living but some of it is too much for him, I think”), and, at 1:50, according to Sub Pop, a young Phil Elverum, who is “kinda” bothered by Nirvana’s recent explosion in popularity and who would be making incredible analog lo-fi pop as the Microphones less than a decade later before rebranding as Mount Eerie. Watch all 11 golden, unaired minutes below.

UPDATE: MTV took it down from YouTube, but now it’s on so enjoy…

(via Noisey/Washed Up Emo)

“There’s no other music like Seattle music: Nirvana, Helmet, Screaming Trees!”

Comments (12)
  1. Sweet Double Dare shirt at 3:46

  2. Actually, I’m Kurt Cobain’s first cousin too.

  3. That last guy knows his sh*t. I saw Gruntruck blow Alice In Chains & Screaming Trees off stage. Seaweed were a solid band also.

  4. Blocked by Viacom. Anyone have another link?

  5. Helmet is Seattle music? Funniest thing I’ve heard all day.

  6. So that guy wasn’t lying when he said he was Kurt’s cousin…

  7. Where is everyone’s cell phone???

  8. *nostalgia* CLICK

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