Buzz Osborne (The Melvins)
Kurt and I Spoke the Same Language
I'm torn on the whole thing because I'd rather him be not famous and alive than be famous and dead. It's not a fun position to be in. There are no happy memories. I only have tragic memories. When I hear those songs out in the world, all that stuff comes back.
The camaraderie of music in general brought us together. What you have to understand is that where we lived was pretty demented. We were living in an area that was once thriving, and we were living in its demise. We made music that we thought was great, that saved our lives, and Kurt spoke the same language that we did.
I admire the fact that they were able to make money and become a global phenomenon because I'm involved in it, and my musical sensibilities were right from the beginning, and that had a massive impact.