- Kurt Cobain – What were you doing 19 years ago today?
I was in the pub, remember my mate walking in wearing a t-shirt with that famous picture of Cobain sucking on a rifle and the words ” nice shooting son” printed above it!
must have been no more than 4 hours since he’s shot himself.
Didn’t bother me much, never got into that whole Seattle sound thing, that t-shirt did upset a few folk though!Posted 4 years agoEuroMember
No idea. Thought they were overrated, although they knocked out some purdy little tunes. More of a Pixies man for that style of music (although was raised on jazz, soul and hipity-hop) and considered nirvana to be a poor imitation. A bit like take that and blue 😛
I’ll bet a good quantity of money that those with the biggest put downs were listening to chart bollocks
please send your cheque to…Posted 4 years agofatsimon mk2Member
remember when it started to come through on the news but as I had moved on to blur and early Britpop music wise couldn’t have given a sh*t and now looking back I was right then and still right now let face it the real talent in that band is still alive and has moved on to make bigger and better music not my cup of tea but still better than the 2nd rate punk/new wave that nirvana ever where
p.s sonic youth,mudhoney and pearl jam were far better bands just in case you thought it was anti spectic tank rantPosted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Kurt Cobain’s dead?Posted 4 years ago
Sorry, it was sad for his family, but there were other, better bands doing similar stuff then. I have one Nirvana record, a CD single of ‘…Teen Spirit’ that I bought in the Virgin Megastore at the Beverley Center, LA, and I have no interest in buying anything else.
I prefer Mudhoney, Pavement, Screaming Trees, Hole, et al.konabunnyMember
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.
I think you’re mistaken, they were pretty famous at that point.Posted 4 years agomarcus7Member
Yep Sheffield… Was more upset when motorhead cancelled a gig at city hall cos lemmy was ill! No way!, good times and saw some ace bands, I was more of an indie kid myself so nirvana were not essential listening. Fahrenheit was a required evening out to pull although my hit rate was poor, I was generally more successful at the leadmill for some reason!!!! 😉Posted 4 years agohelsMember
No idea, but I remember where I was when I first heard Smells Like Teen Spirit, 0600 on a Sunday in the studio at Radio Active in Wellington, my flatmate was doing her first ever radio show so we stayed up all night to go with her (don’t think we were very helpful) she played it as her opener. That nice feeling when the sun comes up after you have been up partying all night and a great song comes on.
They were booked to tour the NZ Universities that year, had been booked before they got big, and to their credit they honored it, in bigger venues. Best $5 I ever spent ! Awesome live concert.Posted 4 years ago
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