wallofsound August 28, 1997
There will be a Nirvana box set in the future, just don't look for it anytime soon. Bassist Krist Novoselic--now working with his new band, Sweet 75--says the Nirvana box will probably be out "in three or four years or something." He and drummer turned Foo Fighter Dave Grohl are contemplating a series of alternate takes, B-sides, and other material that could fill several discs and even surprise fans who have earnestly collected the plethora of Nirvana bootlegs.
"There's some stuff you won't find on bootlegs or anywhere that's really hidden away, just songs we've kept under wraps," Novoselic says. "There's a few songs that are really good that nobody's ever heard. I don't even know if they have titles --stuff like 'If You Must.' You'll just have to wait and see." Novoselic admits there's not enough material in the vaults for another "great" Nirvana album; he sees the box set as something for fans who "have the patience to listen to alternate takes and more obscure stuff."
"There are so many rabid Nirvana fans," he says. "I can't believe some of the stuff that people have obtained." And while the wait for the box set may seem interminable to those people, Novoselic promises that their patience will be rewarded. "The advantage of waiting for a few years is the way technology is developing. There's the potential for DVD; we can put out three or four CDs, and they'll have audio and video and interactive. I think it'll be worth the wait."
- Gary Graff