This ‘lost’ 1993 Kurt Cobain interview is the latest gem from PBS’s Blank on Blank series


PBS Digital Studios have been taking lost interviews and giving them a re-birth with the aid of audio and animation. Past editions of Blank On Blank include Janis Joplin, Maurice Sendak, and the Beastie Boys, but this 1993 Jon Savage cassette interview with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain takes the proverbial cake.

Cobain dishes on several personal topics, like his parents divorce, understanding sexism at an early age, and coming to terms with his sexuality, set to classic tracks like “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Pennyroyal Tea,” and “Love Buzz.”

Things like this really help to preserve Cobain’s legacy — moreso than a steady stream of deluxe anniversary box-set re-releases. And because five-plus minutes of this chat is clearly not enough, the full interview can be found at rocksbackpages.com


The executive producer is David Gerlach, and the animator is Patrick Smith.

So great.

Hat tip to Brad Searles of Bradley’s Almanac