Rather Burn Out or Fade Away Than Be Extinguished

Kurt Cobain spent the hours before the only concert Nirvana ever played in Cleveland laid out on the floor like a worn pair of house slippers.

Exhaustion, whether in the physical or mental sense, was nothing new for Cobain. He loved music but dreaded the endless work that went into touring. He also never took to the spotlight. At shows, he was the one guy who looked like he had to be there rather than wanted to be.


Here’s the audio of that show

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