Post by BonnarooPaul on Apr 5, 2004 10:11:49 GMT -5
This is the 10year mark from when Kurt Cobain died. Many of you may not share the same love for his music or what I feel their music helped bring to our culture because many of you may be younger or older than I.
But as someone who heard Nirvana for the first time in his first year in college it was special. Music had been dominated by Pop 40 type music for so long it had become a dredgery. My culture(otherwise known as the X generation) had become cynical over life and especially music. We demanded more and got it with the Seattle grunge scene exploding. Nirvana led the way. It was a way to say f*ck you to the established music industry and the straight-and-narrow yuppie kids that we went to high school with.
People started wearing piercings, tattoos, doing their hair different. Basically doing everything different. It was when the alternative was still alternative(and eventually became the mainstream). We went as far as to wear our clothes grundgy as a flip in the face of name-brand shopping that was pushed in our faces. You could go to thrift-stores and goodwills to get some good clothes(and i still do).
Don't want to get too long here but wanted to say as a 31-year old member of the xgeneration, I will always have reverence for what was happening 10 years ago on the scene. Nirvana and the music explosion was not only part of that, but also served as the motivator/initiator to do things differently. We miss you Kurt Cobain.
i wish courtney love would go somewhere though. i'm tired of her.
I first heard Nirvana(Nevermind) in middle school, and it was the first of any kind of rock I listened to (it was christain rap before this, I'm sad to say). When I got to high school the whole "grunge" scene was in full swing. I'm glad that I had good music to listen to during that time. It really helped me to be myself and not care what others thought of the way I dressed or acted(I went to a christian shool). Good music was on hiatus for a few years there, but I'm glad to see it back with a vengance. There are so many good new bands that I can't keep up with em all. Thanks Kurt.
Post by paulgermain on Apr 6, 2004 12:19:58 GMT -5
nirvana was the first band that got me into music. but that was NIRVANA. not just kurt cobain. it is a big loss but we have lost some artist as of late that made just as big of a contribution in my opion as kurt cobain. elliott smith for one was an amazingly talented guy who never fully got the respect he deserved. hopefully elliott will not be made into a parody of himself like kurt has become. kurt always had the punk rock attitude of do it yourself and its about the music not the money. its a shame that in death kurt cobain has become a brand and not a musician.
Post by BonnarooPaul on Apr 6, 2004 15:02:17 GMT -5
very true paul....i also will miss alice in chains without lane staley...alice in chains reminded me of led I can't spell Zeppelin of today.... Jerry Cantrell is still alive and kicking but it is different without Lane...
i do hate that Cobain became a parody but i don't let that seep into my mind because i know what's true. i truly do respect all members of Nirvana, it's just that you knew once he died, there would be no more...