EW.com has posted an interview with Sub Pop cofounder Bruce Pavitt and some exclusive images from his new ebook Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989. Here’s what Pavitt has to say about the above photo, which he took at Rough Trade Records in London:
“You’ve got one of the world’s most famous rock stars ever, and here is this innocent period where he’s just talking about music. It’s a very sweet image, and to go back in time to see people just relating to each other as bands, as friends, as community, it’s really powerful. This is the big rock-star moment of the whole book, and it’s him signing an autograph in a tiny story to a handful of customers. He wasn’t cleaning toilets in Aberdeen, he was signing his record. That’s a big lifestyle shift in six months.”
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