Nirvana Studio Wrecked

The studio where NIRVANA recorded part of their groundbreaking 1991 album NEVERMIND has been demolished in a freak accident involving a massive truck.

SMART STUDIOS, in Madison, Wisconsin, was ruined last week (ends19SEP03) when a truck veered off the road after hitting a car at a busy junction near the complex. Damage is estimated at around $50,000 (GBP31,250).

The studio, owned by GARBAGE drummer and Nevermind producer BUTCH VIG, has seen a succession of greats pass through its doors. Nirvana went into the studio in April 1990 and recorded for a week, with Vig at the controls - resulting in the song POLLY. U2, BECK and SMASHING PUMPKINS have also worked in Smart.

Garbage have been working on new album, the follow-up to 2001's BEAUTIFULGARBAGE, at the studio. Dramatically, they had left just an hour before the truck hit.

Vig laments, "I got woken up at three in the morning by a call from the security guard there who said, 'Man you better get down the studio - a truck's just gone into your studio.'

"If it had been three days earlier, there would have been a band called PARIS TEXAS in the downstairs studio and Garbage would have been upstairs. It would have killed them.

"Luckily there was no-one in the studio at the time."

25/09/2003 17:19

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Tags: Nirvana - Nevermind - Garbage - Beck - Smashing Pumpkins


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