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Old 01-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #16
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Nirvana was one of the best things that happened to music.
Kurt Cobain R.I.P.

Anyone who wants to know my thought on why I feel this way, just ask.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:20 AM   #17
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they kinda ruled during the Grunge era, esp with Kate Moss and all.



thing is, I was pretty young when Cobain died, I just remember the late stuff like 'Smells Like'. the video was so rebellious back then. I loved all those 'who-gives-a-fuk!' type videos (like Happy Mondays, etc).
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #18
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nirvana is still largely responsible for the shitty mainstream rock radio sound inflicted upon innocent ears the world round.

they had a few decent songs, but by in large were dramatically blown out of proportion. cobain in particular.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:35 AM   #19
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For better or worse, without Nirvana there would probably be no giants such as Nickelback, Creed, Matchbox 20, Linkin Park, Live. Hootie, Blink 182, Green Day, Foo Fighters (obviously). Nirvana made "jam" rock fashionable again, commercial again, rock for the fun of it, not to be bombastic (Gunners, BonJovi) or over-conscious urgency to adopt an image. Out with the synth and and in with more guitars. Down to earth rock for rock's sake...
Ok, I have to go with a big WTF here...

I'll give you Nickelback maybe, but Hootie and Matchbox 20 seriously? I think you just made Kurt roll over in his grave...

Plus, Live and Green Day started before Nirvana came on the scene.

You may want to rethink this one.
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Short answer - Yes. They were special.

I'm very fond of the band and what they did, especially Kurt. I think he was a fascinating individual...an excellent songwriter with a powerful and unmistakable voice. Nevermind is one of the best and, yes, most important albums of the last quarter century. The songs are still great, heavy and melodic, and Dave Grohl's drumming on the album is easily the best thing that dude's ever done in his career. There's also some really cool stuff from the now-famous MTV Unplugged session. Especially the covers of Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World", the Meat Puppet's "Lake of Fire", and Lead Belly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"...the vocal on the latter track being pretty close to transcendent.

Anyway, yeah, they kicked ass.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #21
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I love Nirvana and don't see them as being overrated at all. They introduced me to that whole 'sound' and In Utero's got to be one of my favourite albums of all time
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Listen to Nirvana's About a Girl, and The Beatles' Things We Said Today back to back. There are a lot of similarities.

Thats why i like that tune!

I dont just dislike Nirvana. I dont get the genre. I dont see how he was a genius. I dont like that kind of rebelliousness.

If i was an American in Seattle perhaps i could see the meaning of what Cobain was on about

To be fair i dont listen to many non UK bands (U2 are British Isles which is near enough)
I dont get Greenday also. I think they are terrible.

Death does strange things to legacy's as i dont think Jeff Buckley is anything special yet all my friends go mental if i say anything against him

To grunge/emo fans Cobain must be the modern day Jesus
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I dont like that kind of rebelliousness.
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nirvana is still largely responsible for the shitty mainstream rock radio sound inflicted upon innocent ears the world round.

Nirvana = the original EMO band
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I think they're incredibly overrated. I can name 5 bands (The Smashing Pumpkins, for one) who were around at the same time and were much more musically talented.

The only Nirvana song I've ever liked was that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song. Other than that, there wasn't very much to get excited about.
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This is meant to be about Nirvana, there are no other threads about them!
We've actually had plenty of Nirvana threads over the years and it's always the same thing. Half of the posters think they sucked and half of them don't.

Why on earth the original poster would ban their kids from Nirvana is beyond me. Kids should grow up with music -all kinds of music.

Music all day long, every day, from every room in the house.
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Much prefer Alice In Chains over Nirvana.
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BULLSHIT mate.
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For better or worse, without Nirvana there would probably be no giants such as Nickelback, Creed, Matchbox 20, Linkin Park, Live. Hootie, Blink 182, Green Day, Foo Fighters (obviously).
I don't think there's any "for better" about that.
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i respect Nirvana's impact on the music industry. not a big fan of their music though. i just never really saw what the big fuss was about.
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