Nirvana – Grunge Content
john_drummer – Member
the only one worth bothering with is Nevermind. Bleach & In Utero are just meh
Yeah right… they sold out after Bleach.
I genuinely loved bleach, couldn’t wait for never mind and when it finally appeared it was such a disappointment.
And then they got famous and people liked them so obviously they must be shite then…Posted 6 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
They’re a band that hit an exquisite balance point between different influences in rock / pop, IMHO, without sounding compromised.
Mixing Black Flag, David Bowie and The Who sounds like a good idea, but it’s not necessarily a recipe for success. Nirvana pulled it off with ease – Cobain also has a superb voice IMO.
They got a bit whiny later on when it all got on top of him. Bleach and Nevermind remain exceptional.Posted 6 years ago
GG – obviously Mudhoney and Tad, but Screaming Trees and early Soundgarden as well.
Saw Nirvana a few times – from small clubs to big shit festivals, and IMO they were never great.
I was always int the crustier side though. BTTP, Citizen Fish/Culture Shock, Senser, RDF, Blyth Power etc so grunge probably not aimed at me.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks sc-xc, much appreciated. I like Mudhoney and Screaming trees etc – I’ll look into the other bands you’ve mentioned.
anagallis_arvensis – I like the other bands mentioned from that period and was around then too. I guess I just don’t like ‘hype’ or whatever.
In Utero always appealed most, what album should I start with then people?Posted 6 years agojohn_drummerMember
Yeah right… they sold out after Bleach.
Nevermind was the first album of theirs that I bought & it was amazing.
I bought Bleach & In Utero afterwards & was largely unimpressed. To this day they’re all still in my CD collection but Nevermind is the only one that I play.
having said that I’ve been listening to Terrorvision a lot lately so it just goes to prove I have no taste 😉Posted 6 years ago
Following on from the other music threads today, I’ve never owned a Nirvana album, nor have I ever given them much attention.
This is particularly strange as I really like grunge, from Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Screaming Tree etc. I even own a Stone Temple Pilots album.
But why no Nirvana, when they are considered the epitome of the grunge scene?
Am I just weird? Tell me why I should give them a listen please!Posted 6 years agoOmar LittleMember
Dont overlook the Unplugged album either, amongst the best of the 90s IMO.
Actually that was a great couple of months for albums released back then. On consecutive weeks i ended up spending my paper round money on The Holy Bible – Manics, Portishead – Dummy, Definitely Maybe – Oasis, Grace – Jeff Buckley and Unplugged – Nirvana.Posted 6 years agoDezBSubscriber
Got into Nirvana after hearing Sliver on John Peel, and I think they got better and better after that.Posted 6 years ago
In Utero can’t be dismissed – Milk It – the Pixies based their whole sound on that!
Liked Mudhoney and Screaming Trees and Afghan Whigs, who kind of came from the same era, but the rest were sub-metal bands – Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, bleugh.
Last time I heard Nirvana, Heart Shaped Box came up on shuffle on my iPod, sounded brilliant, singing me head off while riding along!
Has there been any interesting guitar music since?
Tazzy – yep. Remember Papa Brittle, Ye Fungus, The Sea, Dreadzone, Zion Train, Chumawamba (when they were still ace)…venues round here like the Kiddi Market Tavern, Goldwyns, Edwards, JBs etc
Happy memories of the free festivals back then. Dreads, piercings, big jumpers and cider. Nowadays it’s shaved head, shiny shoes, suits and a job.
Been for a couple of tattoos with Joolz recently, good to chat about the good old days…still getting to gigs – just swapped the drug for a more legal one!Posted 6 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
mudhoney, melvins, nymphs, sonic youth, babes in toyland and jesus liazrd all come to mind pretty much straight away
Sonic Youth are obviously different class, but the Nymphs, babes in toyland and the Jesus lizard better than Nirvana? That’s not even wrong mate tbh with you. The Nymphs, **** hell I’m laughing reading that :D. Like comparing Elbry to Gee Atherton.Posted 6 years ago
to me nirvana were just not that original, couple of good tracks but nothing I’d get all moist over, all of the bands I mentioned were better musicians and for me and my tastes wrote far better songs, but hey you’re entitled to your opinion………but you are massively WRONG 😆Posted 6 years ago
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