Nirvana

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    I have to admit, back in the early 90s, I should have been more into them than i actually was...I was in College, about 20 when they first showed up, I liked alot of their tunes, but did not dig much deeper than their big ones like Lithium, In Bloom, Heart Shaped Box, All Apologies etc.

    in recent years though I have become a massive fan and delved into all their stuff.

    I have to say, I'd put them right up there with my favorites of all time, like Zeppelin, The Who, The Doors, Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, in terms of sheer quality, and if Cobain had only been around a few more years, maybe made another 4 albums, they would be on those bands level in terms of overall production etc...

    anyone else a big fan? Or become a big fan way after they were gone?
     
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    I too have everything they've ever done. Nirvana's music was a ray of hope in a very dark time for me. Kurt kept me from killing myself.

    It slashes my heart that I was unable to do the same for him.
     
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    well, alot of people did try to help him...i think had he never had the problem with heroin, he would have stayed alive...he would have struggled with depression and anxiety and alot of other things, but his mind would have been relatively clear and unclouded, which could have helped him cope with his demons better....heroin is an evil drug :frown1:
     
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    I didn't really appreciate them until I was in college, about two or three years after Cobain's suicide.



    That changed after seeing their Unplugged performance. I figured anyone who could sing "Where did you sleep last night" better than most blues men, Leadbelly included, was worth checking out a little further, and I haven't been disappointed since. Though I absolutely refuse to listen to Teen Spirit (the main reason I wrote them off initially ... then again I was more into Too $hort, Snoop, and Tupac at the time.

    Other than that, I shunned almost all other "current" music (but I bought the Beck CD before most had heard of him, or "I'm A Loser" became popular ... Truck Drivin' neighbors downstairs, anyone? Hm, and I stumbled upon Monster Magnet and White Zombie around that time too) to top it all off I was obsessed with Hendrix, and anything blues.

    But back to Nirvana: they were really good.
     
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    yeah, I don't really like Teen Spirit either...they have dozens of better songs...

    I always wonder whether if they released Lithium first they would have been as big...

    I think at that point in time, the explosion in interest was so natural and had less to do with the song and more the newness of it and the band etc...

    also because people didn't understand the lyrics, it was sort of like the controversy over "Louie Louie" and that give it even more power.

    It is sort of like the way i won't listen to Stairway to Heaven evne though Zeppelin is my all time favorite.

    That being said i can't stand the people who only liked Nirvana for "Teen Spirit" and those were the types that Cobain hated too.

    these were the people who loved Teen Spirit, but just "didn't get" awesome tunes like Heart Shaped Box, Sappy, or Dumb, or Polly, etc etc.

    I have to say that both the electric and acoustic covers of "Here She Comes Now", are so amazingly brilliant...they were special...i just wish they'd given us even more to listen to. :frown1:
     
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    Polly and Heart Shaped box, while played quite a bit, I never get tired of hearing.

    The number one rule in entertainment is leaving them wanting more ... but I agree, not in this context.

    I'm kind of at a loss as far as hope for the current musical movement, which after a few years of resisting the obvious, we are in the "American Idol" era ... and here I thought the Britney/Boyband era (late 90s-early 00s) was terrible.

    Although she was pretty hot when she was sev-er, eighteen.
     
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    I still think they're overrated, but I've grown to appreciate their stuff more as I've gotten older as well. In the early 90s I was going through my alternative to alternative phase, and didn't listen to ANYTHING that was on the radio. I did a lot of classical music, a lot of obscure Japanese composer, a lot of Weird Al Yankovic and some other stuff. It took Nine Inch Nails, which started to blow my mind for the first time around '94, to bring me back to more mainstream stuff.
     
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    She hasn't been hot since she was 17. It's okay to say it. Even then she wasn't exactly gorgeous.
     
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    I don't think I have liked any music since 1994.

    99% garbage...Boybands, Manufactured teen Pop, horrible HIp Hop.

    I can't remember the last time i listened to anything created in the last 10 years and enjoying it...maybe a few Radiohead tunes...

    that is it
     
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    I loved Nirvana. My dad heard about KC's suicide and wouldnt let me bring their music in the house. My dad had a thing about music- if it didnt make sense or sounded too heavy metallish- it wasnt allowed in the house. So i had to enjoy it at other peoples houses. I finally broke down and bought the Nirvana Unplugged tape and my dad had to take it and listen to the lyrics to see if there was a suicide message in it. He gave it back to me hesitantly. I still have their CD's and enjoy them when they come on the local rock radio station. I wasnt insanely into them, but they were the Beatles of their time to change the face of music and fashion. Those were indeed the days....
     
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    wow...that is tough...at least you still got to hear them though!

    Did you get all the later stuff on the post 1995 -releases? Lots of fantastic stuff on there, sounds that never really made it into the mainstream
     
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    I thought that too until I really started listening and then I discovered just how brilliant some of the work is. I think Rape Me and Dumb are jewels. Nevermind is more commercially appealing, but In Utero shows remarkable depth of complexity. One of my favorite Cobain songs is Violet but that's a different story altogether.

     
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    Aye, I wish he had done something with Beans. I can't listen to it though. Makes me cry.

     
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    yes...

    In Utero has some really good stuff...Frances Farmer is a brilliant tune as well as Very Ape

    and other stuff like Sappy, Do Re mi, Old Age, etc. are just mesmerizing
     
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    Not so, say the nouveau Witch-hunter/McCarthians: even hinting that anyone under an arbitrary age-of-demarcation is fit, is fit to be burned at the stake.

    In any event, gorgeous, no ... she had that hint of FAS, but I could overlook that.
     
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    Jason, is there any chance that you have the electric version of "Polly" from Outcesticide on MP3?

    I have regular Polly, I have Unplugged Polly, I have a faster version of Polly from Muddy Banks Of The Wishka, I have New Wave Polly, but the one i am desperate for is the Outcesticide one, which is electric, but a bit more mellow than the one from Muddy Banks...

    This is it...it is absolutely tremendous

    YouTube - NIRVANA - Polly [ Electric and Drums Version Pt.2 ]


    oh and btw...check out this simulated (not very well but still interesting) version of an electric "Do Re Mi"

    I love the pic of that Bitch with the $ign$
     
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    I probably do. I'll fire-up the mac and have a look.
     
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    thanks man...awesome


    let me know if you need any stuff too. (you probably have it all anyway, but just in case)
     
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    When the hangover ceases... :drunk::squareeyed::684:
     
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    any luck on this jason?

    :fingersx:
     
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