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  • #song of the day #nirvana#kurt cobain#lounge act#music #music is my therapy #Spotify
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  • The Archer // The Man Who Sold The World

    #tswiftedit#taylor swift#nirvana #top 10 post that will get me banned from the nirvana tag #anyway #listened to the man who sold the world. noticed a parallel. got sad. #mine#parallels
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    Kurt Cobain School Portraits from 1980-1982

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  • Lecture 21: Here is the original NBC News report on Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Cobain used a shotgun to kill himself on April 5, 1994, and his body was found three days later. Cobain’s suicide shocked the nation, and had the unanticipated effect of cementing Nirvana’s status as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time. Unfortunately, his death also unleashed a number of dubious conspiracy theories, and fueled rumors that he was murdered. Like so many conspiracy theories, the evidence is for such claims is – at best – murky, incomplete and often heavily distorted. 

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  • Lecture 21: Seattle’s grunge sensation Pearl Jam, fronted by Eddie Vedder, perform “Black” from their debut album, Ten (1991). This remarkable live concert footage shows why Pearl Jam has had such a strong following, and why countless fans followed the band on tours, much like those who loved The Grateful Dead. “Black” was a huge hit for Pearl Jam, skyrocketing to #3 on the Billboard charts in 1992, and it helped establish them as rivals in commercial and critical success to fellow Seattle rockers Nirvana

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  • Lecture 21: “Heart-Shaped Box” – Nirvana: In Utero, Nirvana’s third and last album, was released on September 13, 1993 - almost exactly two years after the release of the band’s groundbreaking album Nevermind (September 24, 1991). It was a critical and commercial success. Upon release, it entered the number one spot in the Billboard 200. Songs on the album such as “Rape Me,” “All Apologies,” and “Heart-Shaped Box” received ample airplay. “Heart-Shaped Box” reached #1 in the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

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  • Lecture 21: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana: Without question, the most influential of the Seattle bands – and the one many critics consider the greatest – is Nirvana. To this day, Nirvana is also considered to be one of the most important bands in rock history. The first single released from their second album Nevermind (1991) reached #6 in the Billboard Hot 100, but the impact of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” went beyond the music charts. Considered one of the best songs of all time, it came to symbolize, in the popular imagination, not just an entire genre but an entire generation – Generation X.

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  • Lecture 21: Here is the music video for Nirvana’s signature song “Lithium” from their seminal 1991 grunge masterpiece Nevermind. Written by Nirvana’s lead singer, guitarist and tortured soul Kurt Cobain, “Lithium” would not match the success of the band’s #1 mega-hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” rising only to #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992. Nevertheless, it was representative of the quiet/loud/quiet/loud fluctuations that characterized so many of the band’s songs, and was loved by the band’s fans. It was first recorded in April of 1990, but the version we know and love – performed here – was recorded the following year, 1991, with a revamped bassline by Krist Novoselic and more assertive drumming by the band’s new drummer, Dave Grohl, the beloved founder of the Foo Fighters.

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  • Lecture 21: “About a Girl” – Nirvana: Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, released in June 1989 on the Seattle-based Sub Pop label, was full of the sort of agonizingly bleak lyrics and distortion that would characterize the band’s music on subsequent albums. The album was recorded for a rock-bottom total cost of $606.17, and featured early songs such as “School,” “Blew,” and a cover of Shocking Blue’s “Love Buzz.”  The real standout song was Kurt Cobain’s ballad “About a Girl.” While the grunge scene owes it core roots to punk and metal, “About a Girl” reflects some of the more mainstream pop music that also influenced Kurt Cobain, the creative force behind Nirvana.

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  • Me, kicking the heels of my battered converse together like some alt grunge Dorothy in my flannel shirt, while repeating the words “There’s no place like the 90s, there’s no place like the 90s, there’s no place like the 90s” like an incantation that will send me back.

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  • Lecture 21: “Matt-Alec” - Melvins (live-in-the-studio, circa 1984): The Melvins (1983-present) was one of the first and most influential grunge bands. Formed in 1983 by buddies Buzz Osborne (a.k.a., King Buzzo) (guitar/vocals), Matt Lukin (bass), and Mike Dillard (drums), and later Dale Crover (who took over on drums), the Melvins were a little bit of everything: metal, punk, experimental, noise, stoner music. Despite their importance, they never achieved the success that others who followed in their wake, such as Nirvana and Soundgarden, thought they heavily influenced both of these bands. Kurt Cobain, who would later go on to found Nirvana, was a huge fan, who frequently attended their shows.

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  • + “Bad Blood” by Ryan Adams [originally by Taylor Swift]

    + “Wonderwall” by Ryan Adams [originally by Oasis] 

    + “The Chain” by The Highwomen [originally by Fleetwood Mac] 

    + “Personal Jesus” by Johnny Cash [originally by Depeche Mode]

    + “Rusty Cage” by Johnny Cash [originally by Soundgarden] 

    + “In Bloom” by Sturgill Simpson [originally by Nirvana] 

    + “Down in the Willow Garden” by Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones [originally by The Everly Brothers] 

    + “She Said, She Said” by Gov’t Mule [originally by the Beatles] 

    + “Eleanor Rigby” by the Black Pumas [originally by the Beatles] 

    + “And I love Her” by Kurt Cobain [originally by the Beatles] 

    + “Drive my Car” by The Donnas [originally by the Beatles] 

    + “Living after Midnight” by The Donnas [originally by Judas Priest] 

    + “Billie Jean” by The Civil Wars [originally by Micheal Jackson] 

    + “Your Song” by Lady Gaga [originally by Elton John] 

    + “Preachin Blues” by Larkin Poe [originally by Son House] 

    + “The Weight” by The Staple Singers [originally by The Band]

    + “Roll over Beethoven” by The Beatles [originally by Chuck Berry] 

    + “Jolene” by The White Stripes [originally by Dolly Parton]

    + “Maggie’s Farm” by Rage Against the Machine [originally by Bob Dylan] 

    BONUS {live cover} 

    + “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Prince, Dhani Harrison, and others, at the 2004 rock n roll hall of fame induction [originally by the Beatles] 

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  • Watch “Allen Wrench Says HE KILLED Kurt Cobain (@2:50 Mark)” on YouTube

    #kurt cobain conspiracy #kurt cobain#nirvana#Youtube
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    he looks a little wonky but i don’t hate the result

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    Kurt Cobain, photos/gifs

    Kurt Donald Cobain (born on 20th February 1967, Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.A. – died on 5th April 1994, Seattle, Washington, suicide by gunshot)

    American rock musician who rose to fame as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter for the seminal grunge band Nirvana.

    Cobain had a generally happy childhood until his parents divorced when he was nine years old. After that event, he was frequently troubled and angry, and his emotional pain became a subject of, and catalyst for, much of his later music. As a teenager, he moved between various relatives’ houses, stayed with friends’ parents, and occasionally slept under bridges while he began to use drugs and take part in petty vandalism as forms of teenage rebellion. Cobain was musically inclined from an early age, and in the mid-1980s he began to play with members of the local “sludge rock” band the Melvins (who would themselves go on to earn a measure of national fame in the 1990s). In 1985 he created a homemade tape of some songs with the drummer of the Melvins that later caught the attention of local bassist Krist Novoselic. Cobain and Novoselic formed Nirvana in 1987 and thereafter recruited a series of drummers to record demo tapes with them and play small shows throughout the Northwest.

    One of the group’s demo tapes found its way to Jonathan Poneman of the Seattle independent record label Sub Pop, which signed the band to produce its first single, “Love Buzz,” in 1988 and its first album, Bleach, in 1989. The album had a unique (and soon-to-be signature) sound that mixed the rawness of punk rock with pop hooks, and the group soon became a target of major record labels. With new drummer Dave Grohl (who joined the band in 1990) Nirvana released its major-label debut, Nevermind (1991), which featured the hit single “Smells like Teen Spirit”; it became the first alternative-rock album to achieve widespread popularity with a mainstream audience. Nevermind catapulted Nirvana to worldwide fame, and Cobain came to be hailed as the voice of his generation, a title that he was never comfortable with.

    In 1992 Cobain married Courtney Love, then the leader of the band Hole, and the couple had a daughter that same year. The following year Nirvana released its final studio album, In Utero, in which Cobain railed against his fame. Cobain had long suffered from depression and chronic stomach pain. He treated his issues with drugs: Cobain was a frequent user of heroin in the years after Nirvana’s breakthrough, and he took a variety of painkillers in an attempt to numb his constant stomach agony. In March 1994 he was hospitalized in Rome after overdosing and slipping into a coma in what was later characterized as a failed suicide attempt. One month later he snuck out of a Los Angeles-area drug treatment centre and returned to his Seattle home, where he shot and killed himself.

    Cobain’s death marked, in many ways, the end of the brief grunge movement and was a signature event for many music fans of Generation X. He remained an icon of the era after his death and was the subject of a number of posthumous works, including the book Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain (2001) by Charles R. Cross and the documentaries Kurt & Courtney (1998) and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015).

    R.I.P. Kurt Cobain 

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