The Nirvana reunion officially happened right after the Foo Fighters set at Cal Jam Fest this year. The surviving members of Nirvana performed several Nirvana songs with a few special guests: John McCauley of Deer Tick, Joan Jett and Brody Dalle of the Distillers. Nirvana played the songs: “Serve the Servants”, “Scentless Apprentice”, “In Bloom”, “Breed”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “All Apologies”.
Honestly the band did a pretty good job… they played the music well but my problem were the vocals. These songs are pretty hard to hear without Kurt singing them. Nobody can sing like Kurt ’cause Kurt had his own unique singing voice. Both John and Joan tried to match Kurt’s singing style but not even close. It’s hard to match Kurt’s vocal style. Kurt wasn’t much of a singer and I remember Dave saying in an interview once that Kurt never had any professional vocal training but he still had a great rock voice.
The surviving members still hasn’t changed much over the years. Krist Novoselic stills plays bass like he always had… holding the bass down so low and still hopping around on stage like he always done. Krist is wearing a hat to hide his bald head ’cause he is 53 now. He can’t grow the long hair like he used to when he was young.
Other than that, it doesn’t matter how well you think these musicians played the Nirvana songs. It was about celebrating the music of Nirvana and celebrating Kurt Cobain. That’s what they did this for.
If Kurt Cobain was still around to see this, I’m sure he would have been proud. Now I think the Nirvana reunion should play a full length concert and play a lot more Nirvana songs. Who knows… maybe that could happen next. We’ll have to wait and see if Dave plans on doing more with them.
Like most, I’ve first heard about Nirvana through their hit song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. I remember the video to that song was being played all over MTV back in the 90’s. Each time Nirvana videos came on MTV, I would crank up the volume and enjoy it. I was a teenager in high school during the 90’s grunge era. If you did too then your high school years were awesome. I bought the “Nevermind” album after they exploded all over MTV. When I was a kid, all I would ever listen to was the “Nevermind” album… those were the days when the Compact Disc was pretty new too. I love the “Nevermind” album and still do love that record. I love “Bleach” and “In Utero” too.
I don’t get all the hatred toward Nirvana and Kurt Cobain himself. This is a band that deserves more respect ’cause without Nirvana then the other grunge bands wouldn’t have happened. Yes, I’m talking about Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, etc. All those bands were important to me during my high school years ’cause I listened to all of them. Nirvana was my most favorite, though.
Nirvana proved that you don’t need to be technical to make great music. All you need to do is get a few guys together and just make some noise and that’s it. Yeah, Nirvana songs were very simplistic, but that’s what I loved about them. You can still make tight as hell songs even with just playing barre chords, power chords and basic open chords. Sure, that was all Kurt mostly played on guitar but it’s his style I’m most impressed about.
I’ve been loyal to Nirvana ever since they exploded in the 90’s. Still am a fan of them now. At some point I’d like to video tape myself covering their songs. I used to cover some of their stuff when I used to perform live gigs and open mics so I’ll have to relearn them. I remember playing songs like “In Bloom”, “Breed”, “Polly” and “Come As You Are”.
Nirvana was a great band. It’s too bad that their career was cut short.
I don’t know why Nirvana gets so much hate. They still do get a lot hate after all these years. I’ve always loved Nirvana ever since they started emerging in the 90’s and still love them now.
I love Nirvana so much ’cause they prove a rock n’ roll band doesn’t need to take themselves seriously just to rock, plus they made great music. I’ve followed Nirvana’s career for years and still follow everything they release. Even if the band’s career only had three albums, I thought they wrote beautiful music. I loved everything they wrote. “Bleach”, “Nevermind” and “In Utero” are all rock masterpieces for sure.
I remember buying the Nirvana album “Nevermind” when it first came out in the 90’s and I still have that same CD sitting on my CD shelf now. I’ve had that album on CD ever since I was a young teenager in high school. In high school, that’s when Nirvana started getting big. I would play the “Nevermind” album over and over obsessively and still listen to that album a lot. That’s an album I’ll never get tired of listening. “In Utero” was a great record too, though.
I love Nirvana. It’s a shame their career was short lived. Love ’em or hate ’em, they changed a lot of people’s lives especially mine. I’ve always been loyal to this band.
The proof is in the video above. Re-open the case and find those sick people who did this. Like most everyone else, I’m pretty sure Courtney Love was behind it. The video above was a scene from the “Soaked In Bleach” movie in which you can watch on Netflix. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, go check out the movie yourself. It’s worth it.
I don’t know why Nirvana continues to get so much hatred. I fucking love Nirvana. I’ve been a loyal fan ever since I was a teenager. I remember buying “Nevermind” album when it first came out and I was in high school then. Still have that CD in my collection too. I will never get tired of listening to Nirvana ever.
Even though their career was short-lived, they still wrote a bunch of incredible and amazing songs. Kurt was a big inspiration for my music and it was him that inspired me to write my own music whether I sang good or played the guitar good or not. I just wanted to write songs of my own. Kurt was a great songwriter. I still respect him now.
The audio tracks above are some of my favorite Nirvana songs. Nirvana is a type of band that makes you want to form a band yourself and I would like to get a band of my own going. Play heavy rock music.
Nirvana will always be awesome.
I love Nirvana. Always did ever since I was a kid in high school. I’m glad I was around back when the grunge era started. Back in those days there was no such thing as youtube so in order for us to watch our favorite music videos we would have to wait for them to come on MTV. When I was a kid, each time a Nirvana video came on MTV, I would crank up the volume on the TV and play air guitar during it. Then I bought the “Nevermind” album on CD and I could never stop listening to it. I still love that album to death now. To me, listening to Nirvana will never get old.
If Kurt was still alive today would he still be with Nirvana? No… I don’t believe Nirvana would still be together today if Kurt was still alive. Before Kurt’s passing, he was on the verge of breaking up Nirvana. They were gonna do one last studio album and that was it, I think. If Kurt was still alive, I’m sure he would still be playing music. I would think he would have started a solo career and do side projects with other bands. I can still see him being involved in music though. I won’t believe that fake suicide note where he said he was gonna give up the industry ’cause it’s a load of bull.
Hopefully soon his death will be re-investigated ’cause we deserve answers for sure and we deserve to know the real truth of what really happened to Kurt. Courtney can’t cover her tracks forever… the truth will always come out. I predict that Kurt’s murder will no longer be conspiracy theory and will turn out to be real after all. Give it time. Courtney’s on her way to prison soon.
Mary Lou Lord was one of Kurt’s ex-girlfriends… I think Kurt dated Mary Lou before Nirvana was made famous. Mary Lou finally called out Courtney Love after all these years. She kept it quiet at first ’cause she didn’t want to put more hurt on the Cobain family since Frances Bean was a baby and all. Now Frances is a full grown adult, Mary Lou feels this is an appropriate time to call out Courtney.
In Mary Lou’s rant here, she promises to crush Courtney. Meaning that Mary Lou plans to destroy Courtney. After what Mary Lou wrote here, it gives more insight that Courtney Love is a psycho. While some may believe that Mary Lou is a whack job but I don’t think so. After reading Mary Lou’s piece here, I actually believe everything she’s saying 100%.
So it’s looking like that Mary Lou is gonna do all she can to help get the case re-opened.
I’ve always believed that Courtney killed Kurt for his wealth and his fame. I predict that the case will get re-opened soon and the truth is gonna come out. Courtney certainly deserves a life prison sentence along with death penalty. That’s what she’s asking for. Death penalty is worthy, I think. You gotta wonder how much money Courtney spent to cover up the murder and make it look like a suicide. I bet she spent millions, wouldn’t surprise me.