QUOTE(MillenniumArmy @ Jan 25 2007, 11:53 PM)
I use to like their one song called "Smells Like Teen Spirit" but after a while I got bored of that song.
Ha! Same for me. I really liked it when I was 14, but now I'm tired of it. I usually change the station if it comes on. I still like "Heart Shaped Box" alot. Its the only Nirvana song to remain on my playlist (or audio cassette albums back in the day) after all these years.
I don't know if this is the best topic to bring up a debate about it, but I'm going to anyways. Is part of the allure of Nirvana the fact that Kurt Cobain killed himself? Honestly, it was for me. Once I "got over that", the band lost a lot of appeal for me. I think its normal to have a disproportionally positive rememberance of someone who's died, but the degree of some people's dedication to him is laughable. To be blunt, all I see him as now is a moderately talented musician who had severe emotional and drug problems. I mean, he left a lot of people, most of all his young daughter, twisting in the wind. That's not admirable in the slightest if you ask me. A very selfish decision, indeed. My feelings on that are likely influenced by the fact I have a young child and all the perspectives that come with it.
But when it comes down to it, Cobain's suicide was the best thing possible for their album sales and related merchandise. How much money do you imagine Courtney Love has gotten from song royalties and selling his journals? Nirvana may very well have wound up being just another rock band from the early 90s were it not for the suicide. I also think that the striking sense of tragedy and loss that one feels when they hear about a young troubled person taking their own lives resounded strongly in many young people. In a sick way, I think they fantasize about having a similar impact on others if they ever had the guts to actually go through with a suicide like Kurt did. Of course, if they actually went through with it, then they couldn't be around to enjoy the attention.
You don't have to respond to me, I don't guess. I've just kinda wanted to get that off my chest for a good while now. But there never really seemed to be a good time to get into it. And if anything I said offended you, please think very hard about why
it offended you before you respond.