History Music / Nirvana

2nd May '16 9:23:05 PM aye_amber
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* TheBigGuy: Krist stands at a massive 6'7. Kurt and Dave were absolutely [[http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/nirvana-blogimagr.jpg dwarfed]] by him.

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* TheBigGuy: Krist stands at a massive 6'7. Kurt and Dave were absolutely [[http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/nirvana-blogimagr.[[http://i.imgur.com/GHobI7M.jpg dwarfed]] by him.
13th Mar '16 6:13:05 AM Inspeps
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* TheBigGuy: Krist stands at a massive 6'7. Kurt and Dave were absolutely [[http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/nirvana-blogimagr.jpg dwarfed]] by him.
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A {{grunge}} band coming from Aberdeen, Washington -- not UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, as is commonly assumed, though Seattle is where they first hit it big -- up in the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]], '''Nirvana''' became the breakthrough in AlternativeRock, with their smash hit album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in the early [[TheNineties 1990's.]] The trio of guitarist and frontman Music/KurtCobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and a revolving door of drummers, until Chad Channing, and subsequently Music/DaveGrohl would become the face of the {{grunge}} movement of the '90s; the group is most well known for the songs "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "Heart-Shaped Box," and "You Know You're Right."

Nirvana was one of the first bands many members of Generation Y got into, despite the band often being labeled a Generation X phenomenon (which is also inaccurate in the sense that a much larger number of Gen-X'ers grew up with the hair metal, and flamboyant pop Nirvana ushered out in the early '90s -- only the Gen-X'ers born from 1974 through 1979 would've likely been exposed to the band before reaching adulthood), and thus, their music is often considered to be in the upper echelons of influential rock music. Even after [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death]] of Cobain, the band still continued to remain popular, releasing many compilation albums. After the group split up, drummer Dave Grohl formed the band known as the Music/FooFighters, who have gone on to be one of the most respected, and successful alternative rock bands in history.

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A {{grunge}} band coming from Aberdeen, Washington -- not UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, as is commonly assumed, though Seattle is where they first hit it big -- up in the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]], Northwest,]] '''Nirvana''' became the breakthrough in AlternativeRock, with their smash hit album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in the early [[TheNineties 1990's.]] TheNineties The trio of guitarist and frontman Music/KurtCobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and a revolving door of drummers, until Chad Channing, and subsequently Music/DaveGrohl would become the face of the {{grunge}} movement of the '90s; the group is most well known for the songs "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As as You Are," "Heart-Shaped Box," and "You Know You're Right."

Nirvana was one of the first bands many members of Generation Y got into, despite the band often being labeled a Generation X phenomenon (which is also inaccurate in the sense that a much larger number of Gen-X'ers grew up with the hair metal, and flamboyant pop Nirvana ''Nirvana'' ushered out in the early '90s -- only the Gen-X'ers born from 1974 through 1979 would've likely been exposed to the band before reaching adulthood), and thus, their music is often considered to be in the upper echelons of influential rock music. Even after [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death]] of Cobain, the band still continued to remain popular, releasing many compilation albums. After the group split up, drummer Dave Grohl formed the band known as the Music/FooFighters, who have gone on to be one of the most respected, and successful alternative rock bands in history.



!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):

* '''Aaron Burckhard''' - drums (19871988)
* Chad Channing - drums, cymbals (19881990)
* '''Music/KurtCobain''' - lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion (19871994, died 1994)
* [[Music/{{Melvins}} Dale Crover]] - drums (19881990)
* Jason Everman - guitar (1989)
* Dave Foster - drums (1988)
* Music/DaveGrohl - drums, backing and lead vocals, guitar, bass (19901994, 2014)
* '''Krist Novoselic''' - bass, vocals, guitar, accordion (19871994, 2014)
* Dan Peters - drums (1990)

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!!Principal !! Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):

* '''Aaron Burckhard''' - drums (19871988)
Drums (1987-1988)
* Chad Channing - drums, Drums, cymbals (19881990)
(1988-1990)
* '''Music/KurtCobain''' - lead Lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion (19871994, (1987-1994, died 1994)
* [[Music/{{Melvins}} Dale Crover]] - drums (19881990)
Drums (1988-1990)
* Jason Everman - guitar Guitar (1989)
* Dave Foster - drums Drums (1988)
* Music/DaveGrohl - drums, Drums, backing and lead vocals, guitar, bass (19901994, (1990-1994, 2014)
* '''Krist Novoselic''' - bass, Bass, vocals, guitar, accordion (19871994, (1987-1994, 2014)
* Dan Peters - drums (1990)
Drums (1990)



!!Studio and Live Discography:

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!!Studio
!! Studio
and Live Discography:



* 1992 - ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'' [[note]]Odds and ends compilation released as a stopgap between albums[[/note]]
* 1992 - ''Hormoaning'' [[note]]EP only released in Australia and Japan[[/note]]

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* 1992 - ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'' [[note]]Odds [[note]] Odds and ends compilation released as a stopgap between albums[[/note]]
albums [[/note]]
* 1992 - ''Hormoaning'' [[note]]EP [[note]] EP only released in Australia UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and Japan[[/note]]UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} [[/note]]






!!Nirvana provides examples of:

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!!Nirvana
!! ''Nirvana''
provides examples of:



** From "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the line "Oh well whatever ''Nevermind''."
** "Come as You Are," also on ''Nevermind'', actually has the title drop from their ''previous'' album, ''Bleach'':

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** From "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the Spirit:" The line "Oh well whatever ''Nevermind''."
''Nevermind.''"
** "Come as You Are," also on ''Nevermind'', ''Nevermind,'' actually has the title drop from their ''previous'' album, ''Bleach'':''Bleach:''



** [[WordOfGod Kurt]] said he was "gay in spirit" and "probably could be bisexual", and "If I wouldn't have found Courtney, I probably would have carried on with a bisexual lifestyle."

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** [[WordOfGod Kurt]] said he was "gay in spirit" and "probably could be bisexual", bisexual," and "If I wouldn't have found Courtney, I probably would have carried on with a bisexual lifestyle."



* AntiLoveSong: "About a Girl".
* AudienceParticipationSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m246v9Lclp8 As seen in this video,]] the audience would supply the shriek in "Milk It" if Kurt missed it.

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* AntiLoveSong: "About a Girl".
Girl."
* AudienceParticipationSong: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m246v9Lclp8 As seen in this video,]] the audience would supply the shriek in "Milk It" if Kurt missed it.



* BreadEggsMilkSquick: The chorus for "In Bloom":

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: The chorus for "In Bloom":Bloom:"



* BreakupBreakout: While Dave Grohl's next band Music/FooFighters is generally acknowledged not to have had as much cultural impact as Nirvana, for him personally, it was a breakout from being virtually anonymous as "just the drummer" in the background to the leader and FaceOfTheBand of one of the most popular, commercially successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of the late '90s and early 21st century.

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* BreakupBreakout: While Dave Grohl's next band Music/FooFighters is generally acknowledged not to have had as much cultural impact as Nirvana, ''Nirvana,'' for him personally, it was a breakout from being virtually anonymous as "just the drummer" in the background to the leader and FaceOfTheBand of one of the most popular, commercially successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of the late '90s and early 21st century.



** From "Sliver": ''"Grandma take me home, grandma take me home..."'' (It repeats this ''forty-nine times'' to depict an annoyed/annoying child.)
** From "Dumb", there's "''I think I'm Dumb''".
** From "Breed", it's "''She said''".
** From "School", there's "''You're in high school again''", "''No recess''", and "''Won't you believe it; it's just my luck''" (in fact, pretty much all the lyrics of this song qualify)
** From "All Apologies", there's "''All in all is all we all are''".
** From "Smells Like Teen Spirit", there's "''A denial''" and "''Hello, hello, hello, how low?''"
** From "Aneurysm", there's "''Beat me outta me''".
** From "Rape Me", there's "''I'm not the only one''".
** From "Heart-Shaped Box", there's "''Your advice''".
** From "You Know You're Right", there's, well, "''[[TitleDrop You know you're right]]''".
** The whole of the lyrics of "Stain".
** From "Negative Creep", there's "''Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more''" and "''I'm a negative creep, I'm a negative creep, I'm a negative creep and I'm stoned''" (as with "School", most of the lyrics from this song qualify).

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** From "Sliver": "Sliver:" There's ''"Grandma take me home, grandma take me home..."'' (It repeats this ''forty-nine ''forty nine times'' to depict an annoyed/annoying annoyed / annoying child.)
** From "Dumb", there's "Dumb:" There's "''I think I'm Dumb''".
Dumb.''"
** From "Breed", it's "Breed:" There's "''She said''".
said.''"
** From "School", there's "School:" There's "''You're in high school again''", again,''" "''No recess''", recess,''" and "''Won't you believe it; it's just my luck''" (in fact, pretty much all the lyrics of this song qualify)
qualify).
** From "All Apologies", there's Apologies:" There's "''All in all is all we all are''".
are.''"
** From "Smells Like Teen Spirit", there's Spirit:" There's "''A denial''" and "''Hello, hello, hello, how low?''"
** From "Aneurysm", there's "Aneurysm:" There's "''Beat me outta me''".
me.''"
** From "Rape Me", there's Me:" There's "''I'm not the only one''".
one.''"
** From "Heart-Shaped Box", there's Box:" There's "''Your advice''".
advice.''"
** From "You Know You're Right", there's, Right:" There's, well, "''[[TitleDrop You know you're right]]''".
right.]]''"
** The whole of the lyrics of "Stain".
"Stain."
** From "Negative Creep", there's Creep:" There's "''Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more''" and "''I'm a negative creep, I'm a negative creep, I'm a negative creep and I'm stoned''" (as with "School", "School," most of the lyrics from this song qualify).



* CensoredTitle: On some copies of ''In Utero'', "Rape Me" was titled "Waif Me".

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* CensoredTitle: On some copies of ''In Utero'', Utero,'' "Rape Me" was titled "Waif Me".Me."



* ContemptibleCover: ''Nevermind'''s classic "[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/NirvanaNevermindalbumcover.jpg naked baby swimming after a dollar bill]]".
** [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2042033/Baby-cover-Nirvanas-Nevermind-album-turns-20.html It made the news in 2011 when Spencer Elden ("the baby") turned 20 and spoke about his young brush with fame.]] He even posed for an updated underwater picture wearing swimming trunks, though.

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* ContemptibleCover: ''Nevermind'''s classic "[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/NirvanaNevermindalbumcover.jpg naked baby swimming after a dollar bill]]".
bill.]]"
** [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2042033/Baby-cover-Nirvanas-Nevermind-album-turns-20.html It made the news in 2011 when Spencer Elden ("the baby") turned 20 and spoke about his young brush with fame.]] He even posed for an updated underwater picture -- wearing swimming trunks, though.



** ''Bleach'': "Love Buzz" by Shocking Blue.
** ''MTV Unplugged in New York'': "Jesus Don't Want Me for a Sunbeam" by the Vaselines; "Plateau", "Oh, Me", and "Lake of Fire" by Meat Puppets; "Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld" by Music/DavidBowie; and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" by Leadbelly.
** Besides the ones above, some others were recorded live (or as demos) and have surfaced on compilations, B-sides and [=EPs=] (mostly ''With the Lights Out'') "Heartbreaker" and "Moby Dick" by Music/LedZeppelin, "They Hung Him on a Cross", "Grey Goose" and "Ain't It a Shame" by Leadbelly, "Here She Comes Now" by The Music/VelvetUnderground, "D-7" and "Return of the Rat" by The Wipers, "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks, "Do You Love Me?" by Music/{{KISS}}, "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang, and "The End" by Music/TheDoors.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: In the video for "Sliver".
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''In Utero'' compared to ''Nevermind''.

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** ''Bleach'': ''Bleach:'' "Love Buzz" by Shocking Blue.
''Shocking Blue.''
** ''MTV Unplugged in New York'': York:'' "Jesus Don't Want Me for a Sunbeam" by the Vaselines; "Plateau", ''The Vaselines;'' "Plateau," "Oh, Me", Me," and "Lake of Fire" by Meat Puppets; "Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld" ''Meat Puppets;'' ''Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld'' by Music/DavidBowie; and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" by Leadbelly.
''Leadbelly.''
** Besides the ones above, some others were recorded live (or as demos) and have surfaced on compilations, B-sides and [=EPs=] (mostly ''With the Lights Out'') -- "Heartbreaker" and "Moby Dick" by Music/LedZeppelin, "They Hung Him on a Cross", Cross," "Grey Goose" Goose," and "Ain't It a Shame" by Leadbelly, ''Leadbelly,'' "Here She Comes Now" by The Music/VelvetUnderground, "D-7" and "Return of the Rat" by The Wipers, ''The Wipers,'' "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks, ''Terry Jacks,'' "Do You Love Me?" by Music/{{KISS}}, "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang, ''Fang,'' and "The End" by Music/TheDoors.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: In the video for "Sliver".
"Sliver."
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''In Utero'' compared to ''Nevermind''.''Nevermind.''



** Kurt has moments of this on ''MTV Unplugged in New York'', crossed with SelfDeprecation. For example: before playing "The Man Who Sold the World", he says "I guarantee you I will screw this song up. And I know exactly which part", to which someone in the background (probably Dave) snarks "Yeah, like he only screws up one part." Then, at the end of the song, "I didn't screw it up, did I? But here's another one I could screw up".
** Also in the same album, before playing "About a Girl", he states "This is off our first record; most people don't own it."
** Even Krist has moments of this. When asked what is your favorite Nirvana song he replied something along the lines of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", because "it bought my first house."

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** Kurt has moments of this on ''MTV Unplugged in New York'', York,'' crossed with SelfDeprecation. For example: before Before playing "The Man Who Sold the World", World," he says says: "I guarantee you I will screw this song up. And I know exactly which part", part," to which someone in the background (probably Dave) snarks snarks: "Yeah, like he only screws up one part." Then, at the end of the song, "I didn't screw it up, did I? But here's another one I could screw up".
up."
** Also in the same album, before playing "About a Girl", Girl," he states states: "This is off our first record; most people don't own it."
** Even Krist has moments of this. When asked what is your his favorite Nirvana ''Nirvana'' song he replied something along the lines of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Spirit," because "it bought my first house."



* FilkSong: "Scentless Apprentice" was based on the novel ''Literature/{{Perfume}}''.

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* FilkSong: "Scentless Apprentice" was based on the novel ''Literature/{{Perfume}}''.''Literature/{{Perfume}}.''



** "Married, buried" (from "All Apologies" Kurt would be both shortly).
* FourMoreMeasures: "Sifting", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Aneurysm".
** After the second chorus of "Lounge Act," there's a four-measure break from the vocals probably so that Kurt could prepare for the [[MetalScream glorious final verse.]]

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** "Married, buried" (from (From "All Apologies" -- Kurt would be both shortly).
* FourMoreMeasures: "Sifting", "Sifting," "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Aneurysm".
Spirit," and "Aneurysm."
** After the second chorus of "Lounge Act," there's a four-measure four measure break from the vocals -- probably so that Kurt could prepare for the [[MetalScream glorious final verse.]]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At rehearsals for the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, Nirvana announced to the MTV executives that they were going to play their brand new song; it just so happened that the song was "Rape Me". MTV refused to let them play the song, even threatening to throw Nirvana off the show if they so much as even tried to play the song on the air. What did Nirvana do? They played "Lithium" [[WriterRevolt but not before Kurt played the opening riff of "Rape Me" at the start of their on-air performance.]]
* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: "About a Girl" includes the line, "I do... think you fit this shoe."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At rehearsals for the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, Nirvana announced to the MTV executives that they were going to play their brand new song; it just so happened that the song was "Rape Me". Me." MTV refused to let them play the song, even threatening to throw Nirvana ''Nirvana'' off the show if they so much as even tried to play the song on the air. What did Nirvana ''Nirvana'' do? They played "Lithium" -- [[WriterRevolt but not before Kurt played the opening riff of "Rape Me" at the start of their on-air performance.]]
* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: "About a Girl" includes the line, line: "I do... think Think you fit this shoe."



* HaveAGayOldTime: Surprisingly for an early 90's band, but it pops up in "All Apologies":

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* HaveAGayOldTime: Surprisingly for an early 90's '90s band, but it pops up in "All Apologies":Apologies:"



** On some copies of ''Nevermind'', "Endless, Nameless".
** "Verse Chorus Verse" was originally released as a hidden track on the benefit album ''No Alternative'' Nirvana requested that the song go unlisted because they didn't want to overshadow the other artists on the album.
** The "Sliver" single included an unlisted recording of a short phone conversation, which basically consisted of Creator/SubPop co-founder Jonathan Poneman calling up a very hungover Krist Novoselic.
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Krist [[http://www.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2008/12/old_songs_on_a_new_screen.php fumbled]] when playing "In Bloom" on ''RockBand 2''.
* IndecipherableLyrics: "Tourette's". And don't bother looking at the lyric sheet on ''In Utero'' for help, it just says "Cufk, Tish, Sips".

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** On some copies of ''Nevermind'', ''Nevermind:'' "Endless, Nameless".
Nameless."
** "Verse Chorus Verse" was originally released as a hidden track on the benefit album ''No Alternative'' -- Nirvana requested that the song go unlisted because they didn't want to overshadow the other artists on the album.
** The "Sliver" single included an unlisted recording of a short phone conversation, which basically consisted of Creator/SubPop co-founder Jonathan Poneman calling up a very hungover Krist Novoselic.
Novoselic.
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Krist [[http://www.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2008/12/old_songs_on_a_new_screen.php fumbled]] when playing "In Bloom" on ''RockBand 2''.
''VideoGame/RockBand 2.''
* IndecipherableLyrics: "Tourette's". "Tourette's." And don't bother looking at the lyric sheet on ''In Utero'' for help, it just says "Cufk, Tish, Sips".Sips."



* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Rape Me", "Moist Vagina" and ''Music/{{Incesticide}}''.

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Rape Me", Me," "Moist Vagina" Vagina," and ''Music/{{Incesticide}}''.''Music/{{Incesticide}}.''



** Cobain once stated that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was a deliberate attempt to write a [[Music/ThePixies Pixies]] song.
** "About a Girl" was his crack at an early era [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] tune, and more generally, he wanted ''In Utero'' to be his ''Sergeant Pepper's''.

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** Cobain once stated that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was a deliberate attempt to write a [[Music/ThePixies Pixies]] Music/ThePixies song.
** "About a Girl" was his crack at an early era [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] tune, and more generally, he wanted ''In Utero'' to be his ''Sergeant Pepper's''.Pepper's.''



** As is the box set ''With The Lights Out''. Luckily, most of the songs had previously been bootlegged and so the bootlegged versions don't suffer from this issue.
* LongTitle: From ''In Utero'', "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle."
** "Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip".
* LyricalColdOpen: "Drain You", "Pennyroyal Tea", "Sappy".
* LyricalDissonance: "Sliver", "Polly", and arguably "You Know You're Right".
* MetalScream: The number of songs in which Cobain doesn't start yelling the lyrics (or [[CarefulWithThatAxe just screams]], such as "Love Buzz") is really small.
* MisaimedFandom: [[invoked]].

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** As is the box set ''With The Lights Out''. Out.'' Luckily, most of the songs had previously been bootlegged and so the bootlegged versions don't suffer from this issue.
* LongTitle: From ''In Utero'', Utero:'' "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle."
** "Gallons Of of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip".
the Strip."
* LyricalColdOpen: "Drain You", You," "Pennyroyal Tea", "Sappy".
Tea," and "Sappy."
* LyricalDissonance: "Sliver", "Polly", "Sliver," "Polly," and arguably "You Know You're Right".
Right."
* MetalScream: The number of songs in which Cobain doesn't start yelling the lyrics (or [[CarefulWithThatAxe just screams]], screams,]] such as "Love Buzz") is really small.
* MisaimedFandom: [[invoked]].{{Invoked|Trope}}:



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally 5 to 7. Their softer songs, like "Something in the Way" and "Marigold", drop down to about 2 or 3, while "Endless, Nameless" is an 8, and might even go up to 9 if not for the quiet parts. A few ''In Utero'' songs ("Scentless Apprentice," "Tourette's," etc.) are also 8, as well a few songs from ''Bleach'' (most obviously "Negative Creep").

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally 5 to 7. Their softer songs, like "Something in the Way" and "Marigold", "Marigold," drop down to about 2 or 3, while "Endless, Nameless" is an 8, and might even go up to 9 if not for the quiet parts. A few ''In Utero'' songs ("Scentless Apprentice," "Tourette's," etc.) are also 8, as well a few songs from ''Bleach'' (most obviously "Negative Creep").



** "Lounge Act": Is it "'til it's fucking gone"... or "jealous fucking God"?
** Cobain had a habit of mushing his words together when he sang, lending himself easily to this trope. (It also inspired the Weird Al parody song "Smells Like Nirvana".)
** Kurt once said on the topic of journalists interpreting his lyrics: "Why the hell do journalists insist on coming up with a second-rate Freudian evaluation of my lyrics when 90% of the time they transcribe them incorrectly?"
*** Another reason why it's hard to nail down the lyrics to Nirvana songs is that they tended to change from performance to performance. Cobain himself would change the lyrics to songs after they had been recorded, most notably Smells Like Teen Spirit. "Our little group" was changed to "our little tribe". Nearly every live performance of the song reflects this change.

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** "Lounge Act": Act:" Is it "'til it's fucking gone"... or Or "jealous fucking God"?
** Cobain had a habit of mushing his words together when he sang, lending himself easily to this trope. (It also inspired the Weird Al parody song "Smells Like Nirvana".)
Nirvana.")
** Kurt once said on the topic of journalists interpreting his lyrics: "Why the hell do journalists insist on coming up with a second-rate second rate Freudian evaluation of my lyrics when 90% of the time they transcribe them incorrectly?"
*** Another reason why it's hard to nail down the lyrics to Nirvana songs is that they tended to change from performance to performance. Cobain himself would change the lyrics to songs after they had been recorded, most notably Smells "Smells Like Teen Spirit. Spirit:" "Our little group" was changed to "our little tribe". tribe." Nearly every live performance of the song reflects this change.



** "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle", "Lithium", "Territorial Pissings", and "Lounge Act".
** PlayedWith in "Verse, Chorus, Verse", where the song does follow that format, but the words themselves never appear in the song.
* PopCulturalOsmosis: Nirvana are ''much'' more popular and well-known than many bands who inspired them, e.g. Music/{{Melvins}}, Music/BlackFlag, Music/CelticFrost and Music/ThePixies. Nearly every song they covered became a case of CoveredUp, even if they were originally performed by well-known artists like Music/DavidBowie.

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** "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle", "Lithium", "Territorial Pissings", Seattle," "Lithium," Territorial Pissings," and "Lounge Act".
Act."
** PlayedWith in "Verse, Chorus, Verse", Verse," where the song does follow that format, but the words themselves never appear in the song.
* PopCulturalOsmosis: Nirvana are ''much'' more popular and well-known well known than many bands who inspired them, e.g. Music/{{Melvins}}, Music/BlackFlag, Music/CelticFrost Music/CelticFrost, and Music/ThePixies. Nearly every song they covered became a case of CoveredUp, even if they were originally performed by well-known well known artists like Music/DavidBowie.



** "Lounge Act":

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** "Lounge Act": Act:"



** "Aneurysm":
-->"Come on over and shoot the shit".

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** "Aneurysm":
"Aneurysm:"
-->"Come on over and shoot the shit".shit."



** ''Hormoaning'', ''Incesticide'', ''Anorexorcist''.
** Carrying the joke from ''Incesticide'' further, there's the compilation bootlegs collectively called ''Outcesticide''.
** Kurt saw a poster aiming to prevent AIDS by advocating needle sterilization with the slogan "Bleach your works". Thus he decided to do that, naming his album ''Music/{{Bleach}}''.
* RapeAsDrama: "Polly". They later did "Rape Me", which according to Kurt is about "sort of [[LaserGuidedKarma poetic justice]], where a guy rapes a girl, ends up in jail, [[PrisonRape and gets raped there.]]"

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** ''Hormoaning'', ''Incesticide'', ''Anorexorcist''.
''Hormoaning,'' ''Incesticide,'' and "Anorexorcist."
** Carrying the joke from ''Incesticide'' further, there's the compilation bootlegs collectively called ''Outcesticide''.
''Outcesticide.''
** Kurt saw a poster aiming to prevent AIDS by advocating needle sterilization with the slogan "Bleach your works". works." Thus he decided to do that, naming his album ''Music/{{Bleach}}''.
''Music/{{Bleach}}.''
* RapeAsDrama: "Polly". "Polly." They later did "Rape Me", Me," which according to Kurt is about "sort of [[LaserGuidedKarma poetic justice]], justice,]] where a guy rapes a girl, ends up in jail, [[PrisonRape and gets raped there.]]"



* RefugeInAudacity: Cobain screams "God is gay" at the end of "Stay Away." [[TheUnintelligible They probably avoided controversy, because nobody could understand what Cobain was screaming]] -- in fact, the lyric is pretty easily misheard as: "gotta stay."

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* RefugeInAudacity: Cobain screams screams: "God is gay" at the end of "Stay Away." [[TheUnintelligible They probably avoided controversy, because nobody could understand what Cobain was screaming]] -- in fact, the lyric is pretty easily misheard as: "gotta "Gotta stay."



** WithAFriendAndAStranger: Krist was Kurt's friend in Aberdeen, and Dave their ''fourth'' drummer.
** FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kurt: melancholic\choleric; Krist: phlegmatic; Dave: sanguine; Pat: leukine.

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** WithAFriendAndAStranger: Krist was Kurt's friend in Aberdeen, and Dave their ''fourth'' ''sixth'' drummer.
** FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kurt: melancholic\choleric; melancholic / choleric; Krist: phlegmatic; Dave: sanguine; Pat: leukine.



** "I have... Very... Bad posture..." ("Pennyroyal Tea"; a MultipleReferencePun, to either Kurt's bad attitude or his crooked, often hurting back)

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** "I have... Very... Bad posture..." ("Pennyroyal Tea"; Tea;" a MultipleReferencePun, to either Kurt's bad attitude or his crooked, often hurting back)



** Kurt has also become canonized as a dour, tragic figure. He was, most of the time (especially when he wasn't smacked up on heroin), a smart, goofy music nerd, with a wicked sense of humor. He was also a huge fan of Music/ShonenKnife, who can be considered this band's [[TastesLikeDiabetes antithesis]].

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** Kurt has also become canonized as a dour, tragic figure. He was, most of the time (especially when he wasn't smacked up on heroin), a smart, goofy music nerd, with a wicked sense of humor. He was also a huge fan of Music/ShonenKnife, who can be considered this band's [[TastesLikeDiabetes antithesis]].antithesis.]]



** "[[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Aero]] [[Music/LedZeppelin Zeppelin]]."

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** "[[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Aero]] [[Music/LedZeppelin Zeppelin]]."Zeppelin.]]"



* SpringtimeForHitler: ''In Utero'' was Kurt's attempt to alienate their newfound fandom, by making a noisy rock record. It became another big hit, instead.
* StarvingArtist: Kurt was this for quite a while, and was not uncommon for him to sleep in other people's houses or his own car. Also, during their early days, the band had to spend the money earned from concerts in either the gasoline to get to the next gig or food - [[DoingItForTheArt often preferring the former.]]

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* SpringtimeForHitler: ''In Utero'' was Kurt's attempt to alienate their newfound fandom, by making a noisy noise rock record. It became another big hit, instead.
* StarvingArtist: Kurt was this for quite a while, and was not uncommon for him to sleep in other people's houses or his own car. Also, during their early days, the band had to spend the money earned from concerts in either the gasoline to get to the next gig or food - -- [[DoingItForTheArt often preferring the former.]]



* ThisLoserIsYou: "In Bloom" ...Or the chorus, at least.

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* ThisLoserIsYou: "In Bloom" ...Or the chorus, at least.least:



* WhamLine: Kurt Cobain shows off his talents as a lyricist with the first two lines of "Polly."

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* WhamLine: Kurt Cobain shows off his talents as a lyricist with the first two lines of "Polly.""Polly:"
7th Feb '16 8:14:56 AM igordebraga
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* TheHeart: Krist served as this, particularly given his best friend Kurt was shy and at times hard to deal with.



* RockersSmashGuitars: Kurt loved doing this.

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** WithAFriendAndAStranger: Krist was Kurt's friend in Aberdeen, and Dave their ''fourth'' drummer.
** FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kurt: melancholic\choleric; Krist: phlegmatic; Dave: sanguine; Pat: leukine.
* RockersSmashGuitars: Kurt loved doing this. At times extending to the drums or amps.



** "I have... Very... Bad posture..." ("Pennyroyal Tea")

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** "I have... Very... Bad posture..." ("Pennyroyal Tea")Tea"; a MultipleReferencePun, to either Kurt's bad attitude or his crooked, often hurting back)


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* StarvingArtist: Kurt was this for quite a while, and was not uncommon for him to sleep in other people's houses or his own car. Also, during their early days, the band had to spend the money earned from concerts in either the gasoline to get to the next gig or food - [[DoingItForTheArt often preferring the former.]]
21st Jan '16 11:26:48 AM CassandraLeo
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* RockTrio: The best known line-up of Kurt, Krist, and Dave. [[note]] Kurt intended the band to be a four piece, though, thus [[Music/TheGerms Pat Smear]] joining as the fourth member, near the band's end. [[/note]]

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* RockTrio: The best known line-up of Kurt, Krist, and Dave. [[note]] Kurt intended the band to be a four piece, though, thus [[Music/TheGerms Pat Smear]] joining as the fourth member, member near the band's end. [[/note]]



** Strongly related is fan reaction to a move Creator/{{Activision}} made with ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 5,'' where you could play as Cobain, and have him sing ''any song in the game.'' Not only did Courtney Love sue, and the surviving members of Nirvana declare, they wouldn't work with Activision ever again, but the fans went ''nuts.'' This was in spite of Activision having done this numerous times before, to no complaint from artists and -- at best -- mild grudging from fans. [[note]] Love lost the lawsuit, because she gave Activision the go-ahead in the first place, by signing the contract stating, that they could use his image for the game, meaning the lawsuit was a lost cause from the beginning. [[/note]]

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** Strongly related is fan reaction to a move Creator/{{Activision}} made with ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 5,'' where you could play as Cobain, and have him sing ''any song in the game.'' Not only did Courtney Love sue, and the surviving members of Nirvana declare, they wouldn't work with Activision ever again, but the fans went ''nuts.'' This was in spite of Activision having done this numerous times before, to no complaint from artists and -- at best -- mild grudging from fans. [[note]] Love lost the lawsuit, because she gave Activision the go-ahead in the first place, by signing the contract stating, stating that they could use his image for the game, meaning the lawsuit was a lost cause from the beginning. [[/note]]
21st Jan '16 11:25:09 AM CassandraLeo
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** "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle", "Lithium", "Territorial Pissings", and 'Lounge Act".

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** "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On on Seattle", "Lithium", "Territorial Pissings", and 'Lounge "Lounge Act".



* PopCulturalOsmosis: Nirvana are ''much'' more popular and well-known than many bands who inspired them, e.g. Music/{{Melvins}}, Music/BlackFlag, Music/CelticFrost and Music/ThePixies.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: Nirvana are ''much'' more popular and well-known than many bands who inspired them, e.g. Music/{{Melvins}}, Music/BlackFlag, Music/CelticFrost and Music/ThePixies. Nearly every song they covered became a case of CoveredUp, even if they were originally performed by well-known artists like Music/DavidBowie.
21st Jan '16 11:20:36 AM CassandraLeo
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A {{grunge}} band coming from Aberdeen, Washington -- not UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, as is commonly assumed, though Seattle is where they first hit it big -- up in the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]], '''Nirvana''' became the breakthrough in AlternativeRock, with their smash hit album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in the early [[TheNineties 1990's.]] The trio of guitarist and frontman Music/KurtCobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and a revolving door of drummers, until Chad Channing, and subsequently Music/DaveGrohl would become the face of the {{grunge}} movement of the '90s; the group is most well known for the songs: "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "Heart-Shaped Box," and "You Know You're Right."

Nirvana was one of the first bands many members of Generation Y got into, despite the band often being labeled a Generation X phenomenon (which is also inaccurate in the sense that a much larger number of Gen-X'ers grew up with the hair metal, and flamboyant pop Nirvana ushered out in the early '90s -- only the Gen-X'ers born from 1974 through 1979, would've likely been exposed to the band before reaching adulthood), and thus, their music is often considered to be in the upper echelons of influential rock music. Even after [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death]] of Cobain, the band still continued to remain popular, releasing many compilation albums. After the group split up, drummer Dave Grohl formed the band known as the Music/FooFighters, who have gone on to be one of the most respected, and successful alternative rock bands in history.

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A {{grunge}} band coming from Aberdeen, Washington -- not UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, as is commonly assumed, though Seattle is where they first hit it big -- up in the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]], '''Nirvana''' became the breakthrough in AlternativeRock, with their smash hit album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in the early [[TheNineties 1990's.]] The trio of guitarist and frontman Music/KurtCobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and a revolving door of drummers, until Chad Channing, and subsequently Music/DaveGrohl would become the face of the {{grunge}} movement of the '90s; the group is most well known for the songs: songs "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "Heart-Shaped Box," and "You Know You're Right."

Nirvana was one of the first bands many members of Generation Y got into, despite the band often being labeled a Generation X phenomenon (which is also inaccurate in the sense that a much larger number of Gen-X'ers grew up with the hair metal, and flamboyant pop Nirvana ushered out in the early '90s -- only the Gen-X'ers born from 1974 through 1979, 1979 would've likely been exposed to the band before reaching adulthood), and thus, their music is often considered to be in the upper echelons of influential rock music. Even after [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death]] of Cobain, the band still continued to remain popular, releasing many compilation albums. After the group split up, drummer Dave Grohl formed the band known as the Music/FooFighters, who have gone on to be one of the most respected, and successful alternative rock bands in history.
21st Jan '16 11:19:39 AM CassandraLeo
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* 1992 - ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'' [[note]]Odds and ends compilation released as a stopgap between albums[[/note]]



* 1996 - ''From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah''
* 2009 - ''Live At Reading''

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* 1996 - ''From The the Muddy Banks Of The of the Wishkah''
* 2009 - ''Live At at Reading''



** From "School", there's "''You're in high school again''".

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** From "School", there's "''You're in high school again''".again''", "''No recess''", and "''Won't you believe it; it's just my luck''" (in fact, pretty much all the lyrics of this song qualify)



** From "Negative Creep", there's "''Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more''".

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** From "Negative Creep", there's "''Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more''".more''" and "''I'm a negative creep, I'm a negative creep, I'm a negative creep and I'm stoned''" (as with "School", most of the lyrics from this song qualify).



* RefugeInAudacity: Cobain screams "God is gay" at the end of "Stay Away." [[TheUnintelligible They probably avoided controversy, because nobody could understand, what Cobain was screaming]] -- in fact, the lyric is pretty easily misheard as: "gotta stay."

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* RefugeInAudacity: Cobain screams "God is gay" at the end of "Stay Away." [[TheUnintelligible They probably avoided controversy, because nobody could understand, understand what Cobain was screaming]] -- in fact, the lyric is pretty easily misheard as: "gotta stay."
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** Likewise, "In Bloom" is about thugs who like Nirvana's music, but stand for everything Kurt hated. He also expressed a fear of the image of a yuppie singing along to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in his BMW.

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** Likewise, "In Bloom" Bloom," despite being allegedly inspired by Kurt's friend and fellow musician Dylan Carlson, is arguably more about thugs who like Nirvana's music, but stand for everything Kurt hated. He also expressed a fear of the image of a yuppie singing along to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in his BMW.
18th Jan '16 10:28:41 PM spirasen
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* RefugeInAudacity: Cobain screams "God is gay" at the end of "Stay Away". [[TheUnintelligible They probably avoided controversy because nobody could understand what Cobain was screaming]] in fact, the lyric is pretty easily misheard as "gotta stay".
* {{Retraux}}: For the "In Bloom" video, the band dressed up as a 1960s pop group. The video was shot with old Kinescope cameras.
* RevolvingDoorBand: They had five drummers before Dave and also an extra guitarist, who even financed ''Bleach'' and appears on the cover but doesn't play there. Chad Channing was the only other drummer to play on a Nirvana studio album.
* RockTrio: The best known lineup of Kurt, Krist and Dave.[[note]]Kurt intended the band to be a four-piece, though, thus [[Music/TheGerms Pat Smear]] joining as the fourth member near the band's end.[[/note]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: Cobain screams "God is gay" at the end of "Stay Away". Away." [[TheUnintelligible They probably avoided controversy controversy, because nobody could understand understand, what Cobain was screaming]] -- in fact, the lyric is pretty easily misheard as as: "gotta stay".
stay."
* {{Retraux}}: For the "In Bloom" video, the band dressed up as a 1960s 1960's pop group. The video was shot with old Kinescope cameras.
* RevolvingDoorBand: They had five drummers before Dave -- and also an extra guitarist, who even financed ''Bleach'' and ''Bleach,'' appears on the cover cover, but doesn't play there. Chad Channing was the only other drummer drummer, to play on a Nirvana studio album.
* RockTrio: The best known lineup line-up of Kurt, Krist Krist, and Dave.[[note]]Kurt Dave. [[note]] Kurt intended the band to be a four-piece, four piece, though, thus [[Music/TheGerms Pat Smear]] joining as the fourth member member, near the band's end.end. [[/note]]



** "I have... very... bad posture..." ("Pennyroyal Tea")

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** "I have... very... bad Very... Bad posture..." ("Pennyroyal Tea")
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