History Music / KurtCobain

27th Jun '16 12:11:52 PM bt8257
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'''Kurt Donald Cobain''' (20 February 1967 - 5 April 1994) was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Music/{{Nirvana}}. Without any doubt the most important and influential rock star of TheNineties. The monster success of ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in 1991 launched Nirvana to the top of the charts and made {{Grunge}} and to a greater degree AlternativeRock fashionable. [[TrueArtIsAngsty Angsty songs]] with DarkerAndEdgier lyrics and sounds suddenly got a chance to leave the underground and break to the mainstream.

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'''Kurt Donald Cobain''' (20 February (February 20, 1967 - 5 April 5, 1994) was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Music/{{Nirvana}}. Without any doubt the most important and influential rock star of TheNineties. The monster success of ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in 1991 launched Nirvana to the top of the charts and made {{Grunge}} and to a greater degree AlternativeRock fashionable. [[TrueArtIsAngsty Angsty songs]] with DarkerAndEdgier lyrics and sounds suddenly got a chance to leave the underground and break to the mainstream.



* NeverAcceptedInHisHomeTown: Kurt, being from the small town of Aberdeen, had this sort of relationship with his town. Kurt didn't approve of the town, and the town generally didn't approve of him. Kurt rarely ever said anything good about the town. After his death, however, the town paid tribute to Cobain on its city limit signs, which read "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come as you are."

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* NeverAcceptedInHisHomeTown: NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Kurt, being from the small town of Aberdeen, had this sort of relationship with his town. Kurt didn't approve of the town, and the town generally didn't approve of him. Kurt rarely ever said anything good about the town. After his death, however, the town paid tribute to Cobain on its city limit signs, which read "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come as you are."



27th Jun '16 12:10:55 PM bt8257
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* GoodbyeCruelWorld: His famous suicide note (which quotes Music/NeilYoung's line "better to burn out than to fade away" from "Hey Hey (My My)" on ''Music/RustNeverSleeps''.).

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* GoodbyeCruelWorld: His famous suicide note (which quotes Music/NeilYoung's line "better to burn out than to fade away" from "Hey Hey (My My)" Hey, My My (Into the Black)" on ''Music/RustNeverSleeps''.).
23rd Apr '16 12:27:31 AM aye_amber
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As a teenager and twentysomething he listened to a lot of AlternativeRock, PunkRock, ProtoPunk, OutsiderMusic and regular Rock bands to emulated their styles. When Nirvana became the first of these bands to break to the mainstream Cobain did everything he could to give his inspirations more attention in the press, including Music/ThePixies, Music/TheBreeders, Music/TheVaselines, Music/MeatPuppets, Music/DanielJohnston, Music/TheStooges, Music/TheRaincoats, Music/TheShaggs, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BadBrains, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSexPistols, Music/PJHarvey, Music/{{Boredoms}}, Music/ShonenKnife, Music/{{Leadbelly}}, Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/TheBeatles, Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{Swans}} and Music/MazzyStar.

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As a teenager and twentysomething twenty something he listened to a lot of AlternativeRock, PunkRock, ProtoPunk, OutsiderMusic OutsiderMusic, and regular Rock bands to emulated their styles. When Nirvana Music/{{Nirvana}} became the first of these bands to break to the mainstream Cobain did everything he could to give his inspirations more attention in the press, including including: Music/ThePixies, Music/TheBreeders, Music/TheVaselines, Music/MeatPuppets, Music/DanielJohnston, Music/TheStooges, Music/TheRaincoats, Music/TheShaggs, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BadBrains, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSexPistols, Music/PJHarvey, Music/{{Boredoms}}, ''Boredoms,'' Music/ShonenKnife, Music/{{Leadbelly}}, Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/TheBeatles, Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{Swans}} Music/{{Swans}}, and Music/MazzyStar.
Music/MazzyStar.
24th Dec '15 8:09:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* WouldntHitAGirl: Violence against women he despised greatly. Several ''Nirvana'' songs protested against this.

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* WouldntHitAGirl: Violence Cobain was particularly disturbed by violence against women he despised greatly. women. Several ''Nirvana'' Nirvana songs protested against this.
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24th Dec '15 8:08:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* NeverAcceptedInHisHomeTown: Kurt, being from the small town of Aberdeen, had this sort of relationship with his town. Kurt didn't approve of the town, and the town generally didn't approve of him. Kurt rarely ever said anything good about the town, which poisoned any goodwill that the town had for him, regardless of an individual's opinion of him.

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* NeverAcceptedInHisHomeTown: Kurt, being from the small town of Aberdeen, had this sort of relationship with his town. Kurt didn't approve of the town, and the town generally didn't approve of him. Kurt rarely ever said anything good about the town, which poisoned any goodwill that town. After his death, however, the town had for him, regardless of an individual's opinion of him.paid tribute to Cobain on its city limit signs, which read "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come as you are."
8th Dec '15 8:37:17 AM Alkaline97
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Sadly he felt his over-night success was embarrassing. He always wanted to be famous, but within alternative rock, not in the mainstream where people could accuse him of "selling out". He tried to do everything to avoid such connotations, but Cobain sank away further in [[AddledAddict drug addictions]], depressions until he finally [[AteHisGun offed]] [[DrivenToSuicide himself]]. Much of the fan-base [[YokoOhNo blames his widow]], Music/CourtneyLove, though Kurt had already alluded and flirted with suicide all throughout his life, so it actually was pretty much [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]].

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Sadly Sadly, he felt his over-night success was embarrassing. He always wanted to be famous, but within alternative rock, not in the mainstream where people could accuse him of "selling out". He tried to do everything to avoid such connotations, but Cobain sank away further in [[AddledAddict drug addictions]], depressions until he finally [[AteHisGun offed]] [[DrivenToSuicide himself]]. Much of the fan-base [[YokoOhNo blames his widow]], Music/CourtneyLove, though Kurt had already alluded and flirted with suicide all throughout his life, so it actually was pretty much [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]].
19th Oct '15 1:43:57 AM lamartsboys
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Cobain was pretty much OneOfUs as a teenager and twentysomething. He listened to a lot of AlternativeRock, PunkRock, ProtoPunk, OutsiderMusic and regular Rock bands and emulated their styles into his own. When Nirvana became the first of these bands to break to the mainstream Cobain did everything he could to give his inspirations more attention in the press, including Music/ThePixies, Music/TheBreeders, Music/TheVaselines, Music/MeatPuppets, Music/DanielJohnston, Music/TheStooges, Music/TheRaincoats, Music/TheShaggs, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BadBrains, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSexPistols, Music/PJHarvey, Music/{{Boredoms}}, Music/ShonenKnife, Music/{{Leadbelly}}, Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/TheBeatles, Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{Swans}} and Music/MazzyStar.

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Cobain was pretty much OneOfUs as As a teenager and twentysomething. He twentysomething he listened to a lot of AlternativeRock, PunkRock, ProtoPunk, OutsiderMusic and regular Rock bands and to emulated their styles into his own.styles. When Nirvana became the first of these bands to break to the mainstream Cobain did everything he could to give his inspirations more attention in the press, including Music/ThePixies, Music/TheBreeders, Music/TheVaselines, Music/MeatPuppets, Music/DanielJohnston, Music/TheStooges, Music/TheRaincoats, Music/TheShaggs, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BadBrains, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSexPistols, Music/PJHarvey, Music/{{Boredoms}}, Music/ShonenKnife, Music/{{Leadbelly}}, Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/TheBeatles, Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{Swans}} and Music/MazzyStar.
24th Aug '15 12:42:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GuiltComplex: Cobain suffered from intense guilt about all kinds of topics that others wouldn't feel so bothered about. He hated the macho culture and attacked this viciously in songs like ''In Bloom''. He despised violence against women, another topic found in many of his songs, including ''Rape Me'', ''Polly'', ''Been A Son''. When Nirvana suddenly broke to the mainstream Cobain felt bad about the fact that he was now the same kind of ''pop-star'' he used to despise and desperately tried to avoid being pigeon-holed as a sell-out by keeping albums like ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'', ''Music/InUtero'' and ''Music/MTVUnpluggedInNewYork'' as anti-commercial as possible. One of his songs is even named ''Oh, The Guilt''.

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* GuiltComplex: Cobain suffered from intense guilt about all kinds of topics that others wouldn't feel so bothered about. He hated the macho culture and attacked this viciously in songs like ''In Bloom''. "In Bloom." He despised violence against women, another topic found in many of his songs, including ''Rape Me'', ''Polly'', ''Been "Rape Me," "Polly," and "Been A Son''. Son." When Nirvana suddenly broke to the mainstream Cobain felt bad about the fact that he was now the same kind of ''pop-star'' he used to despise and desperately tried to avoid being pigeon-holed as a sell-out by keeping albums like ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'', ''Music/InUtero'' and ''Music/MTVUnpluggedInNewYork'' as anti-commercial as possible. One of his songs is even named ''Oh, "Oh, The Guilt''.Guilt."
21st Mar '15 5:26:55 AM Patachou
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Cobain was pretty much OneOfUs as a teenager and twentysomething. He listened to a lot of AlternativeRock, PunkRock, Proto Punk, OutsiderMusic and regular Rock bands and emulated their styles into his own. When Nirvana became the first of these bands to break to the mainstream Cobain did everything he could to give his inspirations more attention in the press, including Music/ThePixies, Music/TheBreeders, Music/TheVaselines, Music/MeatPuppets, Music/DanielJohnston, Music/TheStooges, Music/TheRaincoats, Music/TheShaggs, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BadBrains, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSexPistols, Music/PJHarvey, Music/{{Boredoms}}, Music/ShonenKnife, Music/{{Leadbelly}}, Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/TheBeatles, Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{Swans}} and Music/MazzyStar.

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Cobain was pretty much OneOfUs as a teenager and twentysomething. He listened to a lot of AlternativeRock, PunkRock, Proto Punk, ProtoPunk, OutsiderMusic and regular Rock bands and emulated their styles into his own. When Nirvana became the first of these bands to break to the mainstream Cobain did everything he could to give his inspirations more attention in the press, including Music/ThePixies, Music/TheBreeders, Music/TheVaselines, Music/MeatPuppets, Music/DanielJohnston, Music/TheStooges, Music/TheRaincoats, Music/TheShaggs, Music/BlackFlag, Music/BadBrains, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSexPistols, Music/PJHarvey, Music/{{Boredoms}}, Music/ShonenKnife, Music/{{Leadbelly}}, Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/TheBeatles, Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{Swans}} and Music/MazzyStar.
14th Mar '15 8:38:09 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:350:Funny back then, [[FunnyAneurysm Not so much in hindsight...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Funny back then, [[FunnyAneurysm Not [[FunnyAneurysmMoment not so much in hindsight...]]]]
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