Good evening. This is my precious Nirvana B Sides and Rarities cassette tape. I was a sophomore in high school when I got it from my best friend, Sam, who was originally from Cleveland. We met in Palastine; we went to high school in Palastine. We hit it off from the get go, first day of school. We would go around downtown and look for record stores that sold our music rather than that commercialized Arabic pop music. […]
We were the kind of kids who were rejects and slackers, you know, never got picked for the baseball team, you know what I mean. We used to cut school and listen to these tapes in a big field with something like a really cheap Colby tape deck. We found these record stores that sold these bootleg tapes of all sorts of compilations. […] When I first heard Nirvana, I had this epiphany, you know, like, ‘Oh my God,’ it sounded like Heaven. […] One day Sam, out of nowhere, he found this B Sides and Rarities. […] There are tracks on there that have never seen the light of day, except on that bootleg tape.
Exhibited by Mohammad Kandah
Transcript edited by S. Washington