The frontman says that Kurt Cobain's band helped 'misfit kids'
Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler has called Nirvana’s 1993 album ‘In Utero’ a “constant source of inspiration”.
The frontman was talking about the legacy of the album, and how it inspired their recent album, ‘Reflektor’. “Imagine Nirvana having the biggest record in the world and spending nine days and coming back with this super-raw album with pretty acoustic songs and crazy metal songs. I don’t know, just artistically ‘In Utero’ was a constant source of inspiration,” he commented to AP. “It stands the test of time so well, and ‘All Apologies’ is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, I think.”
Butler also spoke about hearing Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ in 1991, and how it made “misfit kids” “on the same level as everyone else.” He commented: “I was sort of like a weird kid who didn’t know where I fit in or whatever and just to have that kind of voice be that big in culture, I feel like that was a magical period of alternative music where we had Jane’s Addiction and REM and Nirvana, it was like seeing these kind of freaks from all the different cities of North America and you’re like, ‘Oh wow’.”
Earlier this week, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic teased that the surviving members of the band could perform when they are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this month. In a message on Twitter, the bassist wrote that he was practicing bass parts and mentioned Nirvana.
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) April 1, 2014
REM frontman Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10. The ceremony will also see Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello induct Kiss and Bruce Springsteen induct the E Street Band, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin will pay tribute to Peter Gabriel. Meanwhile, Glenn Frey of the Eagles will induct his former bandleader Linda Ronstadt. Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt will perform a tribute to the singer.