Kurt Cobain was a normal man. He had a wife called Courtney and a daughter called Frances. But if you think he was depressed and unstable, you’d be right be right! (That is if you were talking about his final years.) He formed a band at the age of 24 and started to create music of many types, for instance: At the begging of the bands’ (Nirvana) career, the album ”Bleach” (released 1989) had hard, soft, depressing, lively music to please all genres of people.
Nirvana went from strength to strength through out there career, what I mean is, they released six albums in their career, each one commented, by more than just the minority, as each one better than the last.
”Nevermind” today still stands as one of the best albums, ever. It seemed Nirvana were doing pretty damn good for them selves in 1994. Kurt Cobain didn’t show up for recording one day, he was found dead in his flat.
He was not murdered but had committed suicide and was found with a bullet in his head. Some Nirvana extremists say it was his wife Courtney Love, But then again, they are extremists. People today despise others for liking Nirvana. I know of one of them and she said in these words: ”they endorse drugs, violence and suicide.” But what about their devotion to music, this is what this entry is all about.
Their music type is known as ”grunge”. Though they can be described as rock, alternative and by some people who haven’t taken the liberty to listen to them as hate, evil, spite or in some cases, Goth!?! I think it is fair to say that they made their own music and didn’t get picked because they looked good (which is all that happens today, if you’ve got a nice complection and a dazzling white smile it doesn’t matter of your real talents) its because they had real talents e.g. could play their own instruments, sing with a ”unique voice.”
Here are the members that I have record of:
* Kurt Cobain: Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter.
* Chris Novoselic: Bass guitar
* Dave Grohl: Drummer (Joined after the dismissal of Dan Peters
* Dan Peters: Drummer
* Chad Channing: Drummer
* Jason Everman: Guitar (recorded just one song: ”Do You love me?”
Other members who I don’t now very well are: Pat Smear, Dale Crover, Dave Foster and Aaron Burkhard.
Their most successful album without a shadow of a doubt would have to have been ”Nevermind” released 1991. It featured the hugely successful ”Smells like teen spirit” and others big songs like, ”come as you are”, ”in bloom”, ”Lithium” and the smooth ”Polly”.
They also had two live and unplugged albums in New York. Again the best songs live and unplugged. ”Bleach” was their first album and like any other it was good but not great. The song ”Negative creep” was one of Nirvanas’ best songs and has been covered by another band. ”In untro” was Nirvanas’ ( as I know it) last album. This was a fine album as well and had the songs ”Heart shaped box”, ”very ape” and ”Tourettes” which again is a very good song. Don’t get me wrong not all of Nirvanas’ songs were good.
The after effect of Kurt Cobains death.
The after effect was nothing but shocking. Nothing did happen for a while, but, in due time, His wife Courtney Love, formed a band called ”Hole”, Kurt’s’ drummer, Dave Growhl, went off and formed a band called ”Foo Fighters” and still has great success with them today although they do not do ”Grunge”. Foo Fighters drummer resembles Kurt Cobain!?! Not a lot has happened since. The big thing, to me, is that Nirvana never announced that they had split up. Ah well, Nevermind.
The lyrics to ”Smells like teen spirit”(top picture) and ”In bloom”(lower picture.)
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