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Frontman of the vastly overhyped Grunge Band Nirvana. His songwriting style was nonsensical and incoherent. He was -not- a good guitarist. He used 3 or 4 four guitar chords for every song, buried under half a dozen guitar effects. Having witnessed and heard enough truly talented musicians play, one can plainly see that Kurt Cobain's skills were minimal at best. As it is, the only reason Kurt Cobain and Nirvana are so highly regarded is because Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. This will automatically inflate ANY singer/musician/songwriter's popularity, and cause their actual talent to be greatly exaggerated, as is the case with Kurt Cobain.

Nirvana was a -decent- band, with their ability exaggerated after the suicide of its frontman. That's all.
"Nirvana's songs don't make any sense!"

"Kurt Cobain wan't THAT good of a guitarist..."
by Justin May 18, 2005
 
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The frontman, singer and truly poetic songwriter of Nirvana. Died April 5th 1994. They can say it was a suicide or a drug overdose, but people still believe that it was Courtney Love that commited the crime... Or had something to do with it.

R.I.P. KURT COBAIN.
(Kurdt)
n. Kurt Cobain will forever rest in peace.
by Anony_mous November 01, 2005
 
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cobain was the lead singer and guitarist of the seattle grunge band nirvana. kurt was a musical genius and nirvanas music is either looked at as a work of art by many or a pathetic attempt at music to some. but to no matter from which side nirvanas music is viewed, it is agreed that there was immense talent. cobain commited suicide in spring of 94 and left behind his wife courtney love and one daughter. kurts death shook fans to the core and grieved people from columnists at rolling stone to people like myself. to put his death into perspective, it was john lennons death of the 90's
Puddle of Mud's lead singer, Wesley Scatlin is almost a carbon copy of Kurt Cobain- sharing physical and musical simmalarities
by whenwillrockcomeback August 04, 2008
 
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an incredibly awsome musician and song writer. lead singer/guitarist in the band NIRVANA.
some say he committed suicide. i think his wife(courtney love) hired a hitman to murder him. more evidence on how he didnt kill himself at justiceforkurt.com
rapper: kurt cobain?!?! he has no talent and is a motha fucka
nirvana fan: well look at ur rap shit. all u talk about is getting laid with ur slutty girls and gangs
by punkrevolution July 31, 2005
 
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heroin-addicted lead singer of nirvana.
The drugs drove him to the edge but his legend lives on. He was married to courtney love and they had a daughter called francis bean.
I love kurt cobain 4eva nd eva!!
by Ash February 16, 2005
 
33.
The seat calling similar to Right nut/Left Nut, not bitch, or shotgun. Calling Kurt Cobain replaces Right Nut as it is the seat behind the shotgun.
Person 1: I got shotty!
Person 2: Kurt Cobain
Person 3: left nut!
Person 4: Shit, I hate sitting in the middle
by John deRoulet December 29, 2007
 
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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.
Hey! Wait!
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.
by AnemicRoyalty June 25, 2006
 
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Kurt Cobain was the singer and guitarist for 90's icon band Nirvana which released three studio albums, Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991) and In Utero (1993). Heavy heroin addict and fairly average guitarist, however his wailing, husky voice and highly poetic and symbolic lyrics defined Nirvana as the definitive 'grunge' band of the 90's, which despite what many people believe they did NOT invent, grunge having its roots back in 80's hardcore punk, and the term itself being coined by Green River and later Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm, who described the style as "pure grunge, pure shit".

Cobain was underweight and of below average height (5'7 tall and 130 pounds), and (usually) wore his hair long with a 'designer stubble' style of beard. His hair however was also dyed numerous exotic colours, such as bright red and blue, at various times.

It can be argued that part of Cobain's continuing legacy is his rough good looks and 'everyman' quality. He was an outspoken critic of homophobia, sexism, racism etc., even going as far as to say "If you are either a racist, sexist, or in any other way an asshole, don't buy our albums. I don't want your money. Don't love me because I hate you."

Kurt Cobain died after battling lifelong depression on April 4th, 1994 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 27. His suicide note was addressed to "Boddah", an imaginary childhood friend his parents invented for him to help him cope with his uncle being drafted during the Vietnam War.
Kurt Cobain, 20th February 1967 - 4th April 1994, RIP
by Come As You Are July 22, 2005