NIRVANA

SLIVER | DIVE (SUB POP)

NIRVANA - SLIVER | DIVE 5930
Format:
1 7"
Release:
03.09.1990
Label:
SUB POP
Kat.-Nr.:
5930
Barcode:
0098787007374
BACK IN PRINT! NIRVANA members Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic wrote the music to "Sliver" with temporary drummer Dan Peters of Mudhoney during a practice session.

Jonathan Poneman of Sub Pop had requested that Nirvana release another single. While the band selected the previously recorded "Dive" as the b-side, Cobain wanted to take advantage of a studio break by the group TAD in July 1990 to record the a-side.

TAD frontman Tad Doyle disliked the idea, but producer Jack Endino talked him into it. During a one hour period, NIRVANA recorded the basic tracks for "Sliver" using TAD's equipment.

Cobain completed writing the song's lyrics just before it was recorded. "Sure, the vocals are lazily throat splitting, the guitars belligerently grungy, the bass up and out of place .

. . but check the melodies, damn fools, check the melodies." - Everett True, MELODY MAKER 1990
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SLIVER
  • 1.2. DIVE