All bands are overrated by their most passionate fans. Beautiful AND talented people in the music industry are overrated all the time considering that ugly and talented people aren't as popular. Dead artists' creations are also easily overrated due to the limited production possibilities among other things.
But just because KURT COBAIN may be an artist who is so easy to overrate doesn't mean that he wasn't an EXTREMELY good songwriter, musician and artist. The fact that he died under such tragic circumstances (whatever the reason was) naturally lead to publicity which meant that even more people got to know of Nirvana's existence but publicity alone creates no new fans. The music actually has to be good for people to listen to it. People who have NOT listened to Kurt's music have no right or possibility to know exactly WHY others do listen to Nirvana but to assume it's because of the "coolness-factor", which many seem to do, is really naive. Nirvana has not been "cool" for a very long time because according to mainstream-belief mainstream-music cannot possibly be neither cool nor good. And I'd say that Nirvana, despite its non-mainstream genre and image, can be classified as quite a mainstream-band (thinking of numbers, hits, sold albums etc). Only insecure, unopinionated, dumb people listen to music to achieve some certain kind of status.
The reasons for loving or hating Kurt himself (or even worse: Courtney Love) on the other hand, seem much more superficial and badly argued than those for loving the music and are often based only on the image of him/her created by the media.
I've got a new complaint:
Let those who have heard only "Smells like teen spirit" and "Come as you are" love them if they want to. Why should it bother people, it's that person who is missing out on the best music that the 90's had to offer, and that's punishment enough.
2 Kurt Cobain: Your music will live forever. I love it. I love it.
the singer of Nirvana
kurt cobain was the one who changed music forever and sang music from the heart and he will always be remember forever R.I.P kurt
The lead singer of Nirvana
, a truely wonderful man who influenced a generation. Sung such great songs as "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Im Bloom", "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Lithium". The man who inspired me to pick up a guitar and to try and write songs of my own, and form a small band with some friends. He died before his time, wether is was by suicide or if someone killed him, the sad fact remians that he is no longer with us. He was one of the musical giants of our time, and is greatly missed.
Girl 1: Hey, Smells Like Teen Spirit is on the radio!!
Girl 2: Crank it up, I wanna hear Kurt sing. =D
Seemed cool, never knew him personally so I will just say "seemed". Wrote and sang good music. I like his band's songs.
I hate when people think/say he was/is God or Jesus. He was a human and would most likely want to be remembered as a regular person. Let us all at least respect that.
The last most important musician of the generation. Frontman of the rock band Nirvana. His songs touched souls, and still do today. He will always be remembered.
R.I.P. Kurt....u changed music forever.
The man...the myth...the legend. Tormented soul, turning his own angst into beautiful melodies. Blindsided by "love" literally.
"never met a wise man. if so it's a woman"
Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Hoquaim, a small town southwest of Seattle. His family moved to Aberdeen, and his parents would get divorced. He had a dysfunctional childhood - or, indeed, life - from there on out. He left Aberdeen for Olympia, where he formed the band Nirvana. The sudden success and critical acclaim of the band that would eventually come floored him. In Feburary 1992 he'd marry Courtney Love, who was already pregnant with his child, Francis Bean Cobain. On April 5th Kurt Cobain died, apparently by his own hand. The death was offically ruled by a suicide, although fans and conspiracy theorists alike speculate upon the subject to this day. He left behind a musical legacy with Nirvana that has yet to be rivaled.
"I'm doing an analysis of Kurt Cobain's lyrics from Nirvana for class."
Kurt Cobain, along with Nirvana, changed the music industry drastically in that they ended the Metal era of the 1980's and influenced the modern bands we hear today.
Most people would like to talk about his death, if he was killed, if he committed suicide, etc, and this very fact alone might have made him a legend to many people. But to me, he's a legend because he made great influential music. Music that rock wouldn't survive without. Nirvana is the core and heart of the rock body. Embrace him, not his death.
Kurt Cobain was the singer of Nirvana.