All apoligies is a song that Kurt wrote on a 4-track in our apartment in Olympia. I remember hearing it and thinking, 'God, this guy has such a beautiful sense of melody, I can’t believe he’s screaming all the time." - Dave Grohl
''I really liked the sound of that song as a contrast to the more aggressive ones on the album. It sounded really good in that, it sounded lighter, but it didn't sound conventional. It was sort of a crude light sound that suited the band." - Steve Albini (engineer)
''I wish we could have written a few more songs like ''All Apologies'' and ''Dumb''. I was heavily into pop, I really liked R.E.M., but there was a lot of pressure within that social scene. To put a jangly R.E.M. type of pop song on a grunge record, in that scene, was risky. We have failed showing the lighter side of our band. Sometimes I wish I had taken the Bob Dylan route and sang songs where my voice would not go out on me every night, so I could have a career if I wanted.'' - Kurt Cobain
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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