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RIP Kurt Cobain who passed 25 years ago today…

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Nirvana gets a lot of hate nowadays still but I don’t know why. Oh well, I don’t care what the haters think ’cause I’ve always believed that Nirvana is one of the greatest rock bands on the planet. Even though Led Zeppelin will always be my no. 1 favorite band, Nirvana would have to be my second favorite. Kurt Cobain really was an amazing songwriter. Yes, he really was a great rock vocalist too and a good guitar player as well. The three Nirvana albums: “Bleach”, “Nevermind” and “In Utero” will always be masterpieces.

I was listening to Nirvana a lot during my high school years ’cause my high school years were during the 90’s. I still listen to Nirvana today as they are still my favorite band.

I remember being really bummed and upset when Kurt allegedly killed himself. Yes, I said “allegedly” ’cause this case needs to be looked at by law enforcement again. Watch the movie “Soaked in Bleach” and you’ll see.

Even though Nirvana got a lot of controversy and backlash over the years, still though, Kurt inspired a lot of people in positive ways. He changed a lot of lives whether you like him or not.

Kev

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Nirvana reunion just happened at Cal Jam Fest… they were pretty good but no one can sing like Kurt, sorry!

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.

Kev

Nirvana reuniting for Cal Jam Fest? Dave Grohl finally agreed to start covering Nirvana songs after all?

For many years, Dave Grohl has always been against covering Nirvana songs but it’s looking like that he finally agreed to it. The Foo Fighters have been teasing a Nirvana reunion for this year’s Cal Jam Festival. It’s looking like Dave finally agreed to play Nirvana songs at live concerts ’cause the Foo Fighters posted a video clip where the Nirvana song “Serve the Servants” was being played backwards. The official Nirvana twitter retweeted it.

https://www.spin.com/2018/10/foo-fighters-nirvana-reunion-cal-jam/

I think it’ll be cool if the Nirvana reunion would play a full set of Nirvana hits. I think it’ll be great if Dave will sing all the Nirvana songs we know and love: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Come As you Are”, “In Bloom”, “Heart Shaped Box”, “All Apologies”, “Lithium”, “Territorial Pissings”, etc.

I’m a huge Nirvana fan. Have been ever since in the 90’s and I was a teenager in high school back then. I’ve always listened to Nirvana and still do. I think Dave will do a good job singing Kurt’s songs. Dave will not sound like Kurt but I’m sure Dave could pull it off nicely.

I think Dave should do this ’cause it’ll be a nice flashback of the 90’s. It’s really about celebrating the music of Kurt Cobain and that’s what fans wants from Dave. I’m sure Nirvana still got it even without Kurt.

Kev

Dave Grohl asked to perform Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged in New York” in its entirety but backed up by an orchestra as well…

Perth Symphony Orchestra has asked Dave Grohl to perform Nirvana’s legendary live album, “MTV Unplugged in New York” in its entirety with them in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. They want Dave to sing every song off the “MTV Unplugged in NY” album and he’ll probably play acoustic on the show too if he agrees to do it.

https://www.alternativenation.net/dave-grohl-asked-play-nirvana-unplugged-25th-anniversary/

The Foo Fighters has been together for many years now and they’ve never played much Nirvana songs except for just a few of them. Dave has always been against covering Nirvana songs on Foo Fighters shows, why? It’s because Dave has so much respect them. He explains that he needs to be careful with himself. Why? Is he afraid of tarnishing the legacy of Nirvana??? That could be it.

https://www.alternativenation.net/dave-grohl-asked-play-nirvana-unplugged-25th-anniversary/

People want Dave to sing Nirvana songs but he won’t do it. I don’t think he’ll agree to do this concert with the Perth Symphony Orchestra but ya never know. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Honestly, I think Dave should cover Nirvana songs as I think he’ll nail them perfectly with no problem. He may not sound like Kurt Cobain but I think Dave will perform them well. Dave should give it a try, I think it will be cool.

Kev

RIP Kurt Cobain who died 24 years ago today…

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.

Kev

I don’t get all the hate for Nirvana and Kurt’s guitar playing… why?

Whenever Nirvana is mentioned anywhere on the internet, it doesn’t matter where, then chances are you’re going to see a mixed reaction. You’ll see all kinds of hate and love for the band. You’ll see a bunch of people criticizing the band quite a lot. Talking shit about Kurt’s singing and guitar playing.

I’ve been a loyal Nirvana fan for years and still am. My love for them hasn’t stopped. Sure Kurt’s guitar playing was kind of sloppy and mostly basic stuff but still, he was pretty amazing at what he did. He still wrote some pretty fucking tight songs. When you’re a musician, you don’t need to be a perfectionist to write killer rock songs.

In the video footage above which I’ve just seen for the first time, all that is proof that Kurt was very talented. You don’t need to be a technical guitar player to write killer rock songs. It’s about playing guitar with feeling and that’s what Kurt did.

Before Nirvana became famous, Nirvana were pretty much nothing when they first started out. They were just three young kids playing at Krist’s mothers house and as you can see in the videos above, their audience was just a couple of their drunk friends. This video footage proves that Nirvana came a long way. They went from playing in a small room in a house to playing huge arena shows.

It seems that Nirvana already had the songs “About a Girl” and “School” from the very beginning. Look at that video above. Even though they’re just playing in a small room at Krist’s Mom’s house, they still pretend they’re playing at Madison Square Garden or something. In that video you can tell they love doing it by the way they play. Playing with energy. That’s how a rock band should play.

I freakin’ love Nirvana and if I ever form a rock band of my own, we’re definitely gonna be covering some Nirvana songs just for fun.

Kev

My 5 favorite Nirvana songs in honor of Kurt’s birthday today…

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.

Kev