What Made Kurt's Screams So Unique?
There is an extra level of ‘musical vulnerability’ present in the way Kurt Cobain opens up on mic. He can sound simultaneously abandoned and out of control AND, at the same time, perfectly on pitch and rhythmically in the pocket. There are not a lot of singers who can do that.
In this day and age of tech-enhanced ‘performances’, overthinking and too much editing, going back to some raw, tracked live, in-studio performances can reveal a LOT about what made Kurt’s voice so incredibly special.
Let’s dive in with Nirvana and Foo Fighters producer Barrett Jones to hear about the recording process and Kurts approach in some priceless early Nirvana songs. You’ll never listen to Kurt’s voice the same again!