Kurt Cobain – What were you doing 19 years ago today?
I remember the first reports popping up on Ceefax were just “Body found at home of pop singer” or something.
There always seems to be a pretence in the mainstream media that they had any clue who he was. Now they bang on (correctly) about how massively influential Nirvana where, but most hadn’t noticed it at the time.Posted 4 years agotwistedpencilSubscriber
Was pretty gutted at the time, just about to do my A-levels. Will stick Bleach on later when the kids are asleep.
Senna dying a few weeks later really knocked me for six, lost two heroes in the space of a month 🙁 at least I got to see Senna dominate at Donnington 20years ago this summer.Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
Was at uni, housemate scrawled “RIP” on the dirt on the window. Drove past a year later and you could still see it. It was that sort of house.
I remember we were holding tickets for the tour that had been cancelled when he OD’d in Rome. It was supposed to get rescheduled. I wonder what happened to those tickets?
They broadcast Unplugged – Live in New York on BBC2 that evening. We had a crappy signal but taped it anyway. Watched it many times and the picture quality never mattered. To this day, when I hear any of that show, in my mind it looks grainy. Seems to suit it. Might listen to it now, actually.Posted 4 years agotorsoinalakeMember
I was hoping that an ‘OMG Kurt’ would get me into the pants of the girl I was chatting up.
Her reaction helped clarify the realisation that his death was of little consequence to those outside of his immediate family.
Edit: Doug Stanhope says it well – NSFW for swearing –[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs-3o01x5Q0&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]Posted 4 years agoiain1775Subscriber
Seem to have in my head I was back from uni and at Delamere Forest for a walk with the parents at some point that dayPosted 4 years ago
I know I was at top of world trade centre in New York when Diana died, came down jumped a taxi and the American/Asian taxi driver was trying to tell us in a very excited voice as he realised we where English, we couldn’t grasp what he was telling us was 10 words a second, he didn’t charge us for the ride thoughkimbersSubscriber
at home with my parents, my mum told me!
Layne Stayley died 10 years later to the dayPosted 4 years ago
I was doing my A-Levels.
I remember hearing the news and feeling gutted – not that I was a massive Nirvana fan, but I loved the way they brought cool guitar music back through one fantastic three minute song.
Layne Staley’s death hit me harder, strangely. I was an Alice in Chains fan from ‘We Die Young’, the first single, and I still love those albums and Layne’s voice.
Oh Seattle, will you never learn?Posted 4 years agoboxelderSubscriber
Fahrenheit at bar one
Sheffield? That’s where I was the year Isaw Nirvana a few times – Reading fest, then Leeds and Sheff Octagon.
They were a great band, and he a minor genius.
Loved that fact he followed The Pastels/Eugene:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn-njpBoVEE[/video]Posted 4 years agosupersessions9-2Member
Marcus7 – at Sheffield uni then?
I was doing a-levels, in the upper sixth. seemed like the end of a lot of bands, ritchey from manics had disappeared presumed drowned, the wonder stuff had announced they were finishing that year and then Kurt.
can’t remember exactly what I was doing, probably physics revision and then a ride on my dyna-tech, before going to the Sugar Loaves in my mates mgb.Posted 4 years agoyossarianMember
I remember hearing the news and not being at all surprised. I saw them a few times and he’d lost a lot of the early energy and drive that I liked. Also I think by the time of his death nirvana had pretty much become mainstream and less relevant to the indie/alt scene. LOLing at the trolling on this thread. I’ll bet a good quantity of money that those with the biggest put downs were listening to chart bollocks and were square as fluck. 😉Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
Studying for my degree at the time. Pretty gutted – got into them as Nevermind was released and got into Bleach before In Utero arrived. Great band and I see him as a great songwriter too. I think he could have made some interesting records later… Still play all their music regularly.
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BLOKE WAS A ****
Strange because he thought you were amazing. Couldn’t speak highly enough in fact.Posted 4 years agoLesanita2Subscriber
I heard it on the morning radio with a hangover. I felt it was a shame, bit of a tear at the waste.
I remember seeing him a few months earlier at the Newcastle Mayfair. I famously fell asleep at that concert next to a speaker. I was in the pile of bodies dancing most of the gig. The warm up act was 2 Japanese girls. I have never slept enough!
I had a tear too when the Mayfair got pulled down. Good place.
Nice to remember all that. Seems like yesterday.Posted 4 years ago
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