Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Today we continue with “Melanie Blue”‘s notes in the CD insert, where it has just been noted that “Rainbow Chaser” was released as a single:
“The “B” side of “Rainbow Chaser” was to be the non-LP “Flashbulb”.
As the “A” side was to be phased it was thought that “Flashbulb” should also be phased. A fairly chaotic version was mixed with the whole track swimming in echo and phasing, but it was felt too weird to use.
“The hand of fate once agin [sic] brushed Nirvana when the phone rang in Muff Winwood’s office. A French TV station wanted Nirvana to appear in a show called “Improvisation On A Sunday Afternoon”. The concept of the programme was to have Salvadore Dali, the surrealist painter, create his art in whichever way he wanted, while the band provided the sounds. The show was to be open ended and unplanned, and the group were asked to be as psychedelic as possible. They arrived at the studio at mid-day as planned, and set up their equipment. The live broadcast was to begin at 2.00pm [sic] – and on cue the studio doors opened with the cream of Parisienne society pouring in. There were artists, models, dancers and writers wafting about the large open space – where gigantic posters adorned the walls, depicting JFK, Marylin Munro and Mao. A large wooden cross with the figure of Jesus dressed in a velvet robe hung above a large oak table festooned with exotic chocolates. Dali arrived to the sweeping sounds of “Rainbow Chaser”, with two Bengalese Tigers on a leash in one hand and twin 18 year old blond girls on the other. He wore a red velvet suite [sic] and riding boots and his trade mark [sic] moustache was waxed and curled.”
More next time.