The Cribs: Nirvana wouldn't be signed today

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2012
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Nirvana wouldn't get signed by a record company if they started their career now, The Cribs have claimed

The Cribs don't think Nirvana would get signed today.

Frontmen Ryan and Gary Jarman don't think the iconic 90s grunge band - comprised of the late Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic - would be able to get a record deal in 2012, as they wouldn't have enough radio friendly hits to please fans with short attention spans.

Ryan told Bang Showbiz: "Bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youths, the bands that come up from the underground and cross over, the problem is there's no time to do that now.

"Even with underground bands, if people like them, they totally get over exposed really quickly, then people move on to the next thing. That's my only concern; that bands can't come up through those channels anymore."

Ryan, 32, feels real music fans should listen to their favourite bands' albums from start to finish, and appreciate them as a body of work, rather than just download the singles they hear on the radio.

He added: "It's about the single now, but I think people have got a shorter attention span now, the single, to us, is usually the one were least interested in, it's the immediate, the most direct and it's the stuff you put on the album, that's the most satisfying stuff. So, it would a real be a shame if it went that way."

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