by Thomas Brady

Kurt Cobain once said in an interview that long before he’d heard any actual punk rock music, he studied magazine photos of punk musicians and imagined what the music sounded like. It must have sounded to him — who knows? — something like what would later be called grunge.
— Tim Kreider, “In Praise of Not Knowing(Reminds me of Bradford Cox’s advice for people who want to hear the next album from their favorite band: “pick up instruments and make your own version of what you would want it to sound like.”)