- [O] Divine And Bright Cobain on lead vocals
- [O] Bureaucratic Desire For Revenge Cobain on backing vocals
- [O] Ouroboros Is Broken Cobain assists with sequencer
- [X] Private Affair Cobain on lead vocals
- [?] others?
- Audio: ½-inch 8-track analog magnetic tape (session tape)
Kurt Cobain joins Earth to record a session at Mike Lastra's Smegma Studios, Portland, OR.
While Cobain provides backing vocals on Bureaucratic Desire For Revenge and lead vocals on both Divine And Bright and a cover of The Saints' Private Affair (1), his influence on this session is hard to gauge; reports suggest that he was asleep most of the time. (2)
Dylan Carlson gave gave a brief account of Cobain's contribution to The Wire's Edwin Pouncey in 2005,
[Kurt] sings the lead vocal on Divine And Bright. I felt that his voice would be better for that song because it's a sort of pop song. On the other song [A Bureaucratic Desire For Revenge] I sing lead and he was more of a backing vocalist. I wanted different vocal textures. My voice was a monotone, his was a gravely pop vocal and Kelly made cougar howls. Rather than have a straight vocal, I used more textures to prevent it from being a straight pop song. (3)
A cassette of the complete session is known to exist, running at approx. 45 minutes, and is said to feature more of Cobain.
- Preston, Joe, unknown date. Personal communication with Michael Gillham. ↑
- Earth official bio, 1997. ↑
- Pouncey, Edwin, 2005. Earth, The Wire 261. ↑