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Old 01-30-2008, 09:35 PM   #31
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Haha we said almost the exact same thing at the same minute!
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:35 PM   #32
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I remember the first time I heard Smell Like Teen Spirit...

it seems like it hasn't stoped
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:52 PM   #33
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I remember the first time I heard Smell Like Teen Spirit...

it seems like it hasn't stoped

oh god no.

my friend is obsessed with nirvana and we always fight over whos better them or Pearl Jam. And for some reason she wont even say PJ is good.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:55 PM   #34
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And for some reason she wont even say PJ is good.
Haha... fan rivalry
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:58 PM   #35
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oh god no.

my friend is obsessed with nirvana and we always fight over whos better them or Pearl Jam. And for some reason she wont even say PJ is good.
I bet if Cobain had lived Pearl Jam would still win that argument, hands down.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:11 PM   #36
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Re: Re: All Apologies is the ONLY Nirvana song I really love

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...says the guy who was born in 1992!

You'd have had to be there to understand how Smells Like Teen Spirit destroyed hair metal cheese! Nevermind rocks! I still love it.
FEBRUARY 1991, thank you.








But your point still stands, I suppose.

I can understand that Nirvana's contribution to rock was great, and I respect them for (like Pearl Jam, Green Day, Weezer, etc.) making the guitar cool again in the early 90's after so much synthesized 80's cheese. But when I hear Come As You Are, I don't think "Wow, it sounds like nothing else!", I think "well, decent riff I suppose, and Cobain has a very fractured and interesting way with a metaphor". It just isn't revolutionary to my ears, really. Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground, and The Pixies all made great noise rock 10, 20, 30 years before Nirvana even existed. They just stirred what was already in the pot and got a great reaction.
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Nirvana made it mainstream.
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I like Sliver, and the last three songs on Nevermind are good. But I don't really care for much grunge.
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But I don't really care for much grunge.
Soundgarden, anyone?
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Re: Re: All Apologies is the ONLY Nirvana song I really love

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...says the guy who was born in 1992!

You'd have had to be there to understand how Smells Like Teen Spirit destroyed hair metal cheese! Nevermind rocks! I still love it.
I was there.

I was listening to bands like Blur and Catherine Wheel around 1991-1992 (not to mention REM and of course U2), not metal or what passed for metal. And while I'm not a huge hip-hop devotee, the year Nevermind came out was also the year "Low End Theory" came out, and I'd rather listen to that, frankly. Metallica was also released that year. I think that Nirvana get a lot of credit for killing cheesy metal, but they had help.

So I appreciate how Nirvana's music helped spear-head a shift in what MTV focused on and such, but, still, I listen to them now and then and they're merely ok to me. Sometimes good.

And so I do think it's fair to call them overrated.

The one thing I do not understand, though, is how liking Pearl Jam precludes one from liking Nirvana. I'm a huge PJ fan, but that does not color how much I liked/like Nirvana, or even Soundgarden (who I fucking love) or Alice in Chains, if we have to reference Seattle bands.

In 20 years, I wonder how Nirvana will be viewed by people born around now. Will they "discover" Nirvana and be blown away, or will they listen and respond like LemonMelon? I'd bet on the latter.
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The one thing I do not understand, though, is how liking Pearl Jam precludes one from liking Nirvana. I'm a huge PJ fan, but that does not color how much I liked/like Nirvana, or even Soundgarden (who I fucking love) or Alice in Chains, if we have to reference Seattle bands.
Agreed. Nirvana is one of the least melodic bands of their genre, very intense and introverted. Pearl Jam brought a focus on guitar tones and riffs not unlike what you would have heard in a blues club in 1972, and mixed that with much more idealistic overtones. Nirvana is really friggin depressing, while I wouldn't say PJ is like that at all. Two completely different styles, two different sounds, yet they're often lumped together.
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I dig a number of Nirvana songs and All Apologies is definitely one of them.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:25 AM   #45
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All Apologies is great.

As for what else is being said, and is always said when the topic of Nirvana is brought up..

For me, an album like Nevermind is loved as much as for being a snapshot in time as it is for being a kick-arse album. I really enjoy it in small doses, but if Nirvana had continued to put out albums I'm doubtful that I would have ever been hooked on their stuff. In much the same way I guess I appreciate an album like Appetite for Destruction as being a kick-arse snapshot in time that I like to visit occasionally, but the ride ends there - for me, anyway. Of course this is without saying anything about the respective impact of these albums at their time of release, it's about how the artists are perceived and enjoyed now, years down the track..
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