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Old 05-13-2002, 10:59 PM   #1
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Nirvana, uterus.....glimpse of my teenage angst years

So I was driving a bunch of co-workers to lunch in good ole Perth Amboy, NJ...the god-awful worst piece of real estate known to man. The conversation came to the state of the current "popular" music scene. The conversation soon turned negative when we were trying to tap the next band to grab hold of the establishment and make some good, new, fresh manual music.
There are a lack of bands turning heads....especially my head. Radiohead? Yes. I'd take Johnny Greenwood making noise with a hair dryer anyday then listen to some asian guy spinning some records...


So anyway....conversation soon came to Nirvana. I popped in In Utero and realized again what a brilliant record it is. Cobain made angst credible because it was real angst. Sadly, it was his suicide that made it even more credible....but just listen to his lyrics and the catchy riffs...the pounding Grohl drums.

Forever upset at such foolishness,

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Not to imply that you did, but people always seem to overlook Pearl Jam. A great band, that makes incredible music. They are a band that doesn't get the recognition that they derserve. Sorry to go off-topic a little, just felt it needed to be said.

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Not to imply that you did, but people always seem to overlook Pearl Jam. A great band, that makes incredible music. They are a band that doesn't get the recognition that they derserve. Sorry to go off-topic a little, just felt it needed to be said.

I agree. If it weren't for that fight against ticketmaster...

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Nirvana made some of the most fine pop music in existence.

Pearl Jam has gotten better with each album. I hated thier first album, but from about the third one on they have been superb.
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Nirvana made some of the most fine pop music in existence.

Pearl Jam has gotten better with each album. I hated thier first album, but from about the third one on they have been superb.
I'd agree with you if you'd have gone the opposite way in the album timeline.

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I'd agree with you if you'd have gone the opposite way in the album timeline.
I know I'm in the minority, but I just can't stand the pomp rock of TEN. It didn't feel very unique or interesting to me.
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I know I'm in the minority, but I just can't stand the pomp rock of TEN. It didn't feel very unique or interesting to me.
Didn't feel very unique at the time or now?

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I love Pearl Jam!!! Their next album needs to be HUGE though.

It's sad that Kurt killed himself. But honestly, even if he hadn't, I don't think Nirvana would still be a band right now.

We need something new quickly! I'd love to hear the "Classic rock" sound return.
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It's sad that Kurt killed himself. But honestly, even if he hadn't, I don't think Nirvana would still be a band right now.


I think it would be difficult to fathom what the music scene would be today if Cobain didn't kill himself. I'd venture to say that the scene would be drastically different.

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Didn't feel very unique at the time or now?
This is just my opinion of course...

Whatever jollies I could/can get out of TEN I can get from Led Zep or the Who or even some of the Seattle bands that were floating about at the time.

Though there is undeniable emotion in TEN, I didn't become a fan of PJ till they started channeling the emotion effectively and concisely. Too much of TEN seems out of focus to me, too much wank.

Like I said, I know Iím in the minorityÖ
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This is just my opinion of course...

Whatever jollies I could/can get out of TEN I can get from Led Zep or the Who or even some of the Seattle bands that were floating about at the time.

Though there is undeniable emotion in TEN, I didn't become a fan of PJ till they started channeling the emotion effectively and concisely. Too much of TEN seems out of focus to me, too much wank.

Like I said, I know Iím in the minorityÖ

No need to overly justify your viewpoint.

Viewpoint respected.

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I think it would be difficult to fathom what the music scene would be today if Cobain didn't kill himself. I'd venture to say that the scene would be drastically different.
I think so too. Like what happens with any band that gets big, the surface traits(angst, anger, loudness) are picked up first and what makes the music special isn't seen till later.

By killing himself, Cobain left a vacuum that lesser bands filled. These lesser bands shared similar but superficial traits. I think if Cobain had gone on and continued to make music, he could have made obvious the things that made Nirvana special instead of leaving the audience open for copy-cats. Iíd venture to say that much of the shit-rock around right now is a direct result of people latching onto the superficial aspects of nirvana and not itís core.
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No need to overly justify your viewpoint.
Sorry, I rant when I'm tired...
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Nirvana made some of the most fine pop music in existence.

Pearl Jam has gotten better with each album. I hated thier first album, but from about the third one on they have been superb.
yup! PJ just keep getting better IMO, Binuaral was an awesome album. I can't wait for the next one (hopefully by the end of the year!!)

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I'm a big fan of all Nirvana's music.

I liked TEN when it came out, but now I've really lost my taste for Pearl Jam after that. I'm really not a fan of theirs anymore.

As for Cobain's suicide, for some reason it really didnt effect me - I think that a lot of people may have been expecting it. Staley's death did...

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