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Dave reveals that he prefers the Steve Albini-produced In Utero to Nevermind, and revels in the fact it was created with less regard for finesse than its predecessor.
He explains: “Working with Butch Vig on Nevermind there was a lot more attention paid to perfection; with this album there was none. I think it has a lot more character - there are a lot more flaws. It was pretty much go in and sing into a microphone, or go in and play the drums.
"It’s what I said about experimentation - when we did Nevermind we had a month in the studio, but the basic tracks were done within the first three or four days. You know, we had three more weeks to f**k with it, and a lot of the time that can ruin a record. But that was an experience for all of us, to spend a lot of time on something like that. With In Utero it was: just go in and bash it out. That was our experimentation: let’s see how fast we can make a record.”