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Just wondering. Right now, they are my favorite band. I love the feel of grunge rock. My favorites are Polly, Rape Me, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Territorial Pissings, Lithium, and About A Girl. Very rarely do I find a Nirvana song I am not fond of.
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I'm not a huge Nirvana fan, but I do appreciate them. Their "With the Lights Out" box set is really good. Nice to hear stuff that wasn't overplayed on the radio.
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Nirvana had some good stuff. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was great. Another great song by them was "All Apologies". The acoustic version from Unplugged was the best.
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I was a huge Nirvana fan ten years ago. I have all their albums and also some rarities.

For me, In Utero was the peak of their career. I have a soft spot for the song, "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"

Ahhh! Grunge/Alternative music! Gotta love 'em days.

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Do yourself a favor and pick up their first album Bleach and then their rarities album, Incesticide. Pure amazing!!!

Grunge was great, great music. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots....the list is endless.

Do yourself another favor and see the documentary, Hype! and get the soundtrack. It tells the story of the Seattle music scene in the 80s and the early 90s that gave birth to Nirvana and tons of other great bands. The soundtrack has a ton of bands you have never heard of before and probably never would have either, and they all rock it hard!!!
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Thanks for the recommendation, Cable. I've added it to my Netflix queue.
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Thanks for the recommendation, Cable. I've added it to my Netflix queue.


You will most definitely love it. I was floored by just how good the Seattle scene really was and shocked that so much of it went under the radar even after Nirvana broke.

There is one band in there called Girl Trouble that is just incredible. Think a grungy Ramones sound with the Big Bopper (1950s vocalist) singing. In-friggin-credible sounding!!!

The movie is really heartbreaking too...it was made by a documentary crew that headed for Seattle about 1992 just as Nirvana was getting big and they basically stayed in Seattle for 4 whole years interviewing and piecing together the whole scene. They were right there when the memorial for Cobain happened and all.

I feel sorry for kids today as I think the current music doesn't stand a chance to rock circa 1991-1995. All those bands were one thing that you could feel in their music: honest.
May have been a little dark and depressing, but they didn't sugarcoat anything. Methinks that's why most people didn't get into it.
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I have a DVD someplace that I think, if I remember right, is the uncut version of MTV's unplugged with Nirvana.
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Yeah, I'm a Nirvana man. I'm a fan of the whole grunge scene, really. Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, you name it.

I'm going on a trip to Japan/America in December, and I'll be staying in Seattle for 5 weeks. Does anyone know any grunge landmarks I should visit?
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While I'm not a HUGE fan of grunge, I still enjoy it and respect those bands in the genre, especially Nirvana. I sorta prefer the 80s thrash metal scene, back when metal was more than just down-tuned guitars and death growls. Bands like Metallica, Slayer, Venom, and Megadeth were just as revolutionary as the grunge bands, in my opinion.

An interesting fact: Grunge, and more specifically Nirvana, was responsible for the downfall of old-school metal. No hard feelings though.........the hair bands had to go.

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I'm going on a trip to Japan/America in December, and I'll be staying in Seattle for 5 weeks. Does anyone know any grunge landmarks I should visit?


Well, you gotta do the Matt Dillon thing and have your photo taken at Jimi Hendrix's gravestone.

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Grunge, and more specifically Nirvana, was responsible for the downfall of old-school metal. No hard feelings though.........the hair bands had to go.


I was a fan of heavy metal and hair bands, too. But what was cool about the grunge invasion is that it made some of these bands have to rethink themselves somewhat. They had to evolve or die. Some made it, some didn't. And I think those that made it and are still around are all the better for having done so. They may not have as big an audience as they once did, but they are still loved.
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I think a prime example of that would be Pantera. In the 80s they were an unknown hair band, then went through an image/sound makeover, and are now one of the most hardcore metal bands of all time.

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I became a huge Nirvana fan in '94 after the whole Cobain suicide ordeal. They had some cool videos and helped change the face of music after the permed hair, make-up wearing craziness of the 80's. They also knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the Billboard charts.

I have every album including the bootleg rarities like Hormoaning, Outcesticide I, II, & III, and numerous live albums. In Utero is definitely my favorite album. The drum acoustics are probably the best I've ever heard on a record.

These days though, when I get the craving for some Nirvana tunes, I usually listen to the rarity albums instead of the mainstream ones. Songs like "In His Hands," "Sappy," "Return of the Rat," and "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip" are all awesome, as is the title song on the greatest hits album, "You Know You're Right."

The pinnacle of their career quality-wise was definitely '94 when they recorded the MTV Unplugged session. That and In Utero showcased just how much better the band had gotten after the three-chord pop songs of Nevermind. I just wish we could have gotten one more album out of Cobain before the end.

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I'm a really huge nirvana fan, and I also am a huge fan of foo fighters, and dave grohl is friggin awesome as a drummer.

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Originally posted by: zionIn Utero is definitely my favorite album.

I would agree with you on that one, also is one of the first cds I ever bought.

Beck - I'm a loser , was the first tape I ever bought, but that is neither here nor there
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I WORKED AT NIRVANA'S LAST U.S. CONCERT. NOT ONLY DID I GET PAYED TO SEE ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS, BUT I SAT ON THE SIDE OF THE STAGE. I WOULD TALK TO DAVE BETWEEN SONGS. ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS WAS GOING BACK STAGE AND MEETING EVERYBODY. KURT GAVE ME A SET OF STRINGS RIGHT OFF OF HIS GUITAR. DAMN, I MISS THESE GUYS, BUT THEY LIVE ON IN MY OPINION IN DAVE'S FOO FIGHTERS. MY FAVORITE NIRVANA ALBUMN WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO BE INCESTISIDE.

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Originally posted by: Nanner Split
While I'm not a HUGE fan of grunge, I still enjoy it and respect those bands in the genre, especially Nirvana. I sorta prefer the 80s thrash metal scene, back when metal was more than just down-tuned guitars and death growls. Bands like Metallica, Slayer, Venom, and Megadeth were just as revolutionary as the grunge bands, in my opinion.

An interesting fact: Grunge, and more specifically Nirvana, was responsible for the downfall of old-school metal. No hard feelings though.........the hair bands had to go.


That's kind of a double-edged sword for me, because my favourite band full-stop is probably Led Zeppelin, and IMHO they started the whole metal/hard rock scene. I'm also a big fan of Metallica and Dream Theatre...

So if this is the case, well, I don't know! They're both pretty dead nowadays aren't they? I call for a resurgence of grunge and old-school metal (minus the hair)!
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I think my favourite Nirvana song would have to be "You Know You're Right". I feel as though he knew it was his last song. It had this energy that he just knew he was going to go, and the visceral power of the song is almost his revenge after death.
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I think my favourite Nirvana song would have to be "You Know You're Right". I feel as though he knew it was his last song. It had this energy that he just knew he was going to go, and the visceral power of the song is almost his revenge after death.


THE VIDEO ALWAYS BRINGS A TEAR TO MY EYE. NOT ONLY ABOUT OUR COLLECTIVE LOSS OF KURT, BUT BECAUSE ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO WAS ALSO THE LEAD SINGER OF A BAND THAT WAS REALLY STARTING TO GO PLACES KILLED HIMSELF THREE DAYS AFTER KURT'S DEATH.

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Originally posted by: theredbaron
I think my favourite Nirvana song would have to be "You Know You're Right". I feel as though he knew it was his last song. It had this energy that he just knew he was going to go, and the visceral power of the song is almost his revenge after death.


THE VIDEO ALWAYS BRINGS A TEAR TO MY EYE. NOT ONLY ABOUT OUR COLLECTIVE LOSS OF KURT, BUT BECAUSE ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO WAS ALSO THE LEAD SINGER OF A BAND THAT WAS REALLY STARTING TO GO PLACES KILLED HIMSELF THREE DAYS AFTER KURT'S DEATH.


I wonder how many of these copycat suicides went on?
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I think my favourite Nirvana song would have to be "You Know You're Right". I feel as though he knew it was his last song. It had this energy that he just knew he was going to go, and the visceral power of the song is almost his revenge after death.


Agreed. Such a powerful and melancholy song.