Nirvana - Teen Spirit, etc
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:25 am    Post subject:

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My first exposure to Nirvana was seeing the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video on MTV when I was 11 years old.

Growing up I watched a crap ton of TV (mostly cartoons and sitcoms), but I also spent a lot of time watching music videos on MTV and VH1. So naturally I remember the shift from the 80's excess and hair bands like Warrant/Poison/Bon Jovi/Guns N Roses to Nirvana/Pearl Jam/Alice in Chains etc.

But at that age, my palette was not sophisticated enough to differentiate between sub-genres of music so I just heard all of that stuff as just "rock" music.

It was not until I became older that I recognized the paradigm shift that had occurred. But the music did not make a huge impression on me at the time because I was so young.

But I remember a few years later I was in Jr High when Kurt took his life, and I remember everyone at school being super bummed out. I just remember seeing Kurt Loder come on MTV News during a break in videos to announce his death and I was shocked and sad.


I had sibs 9-10 yrs my senior, so I didn't have a say til I got a set in 84. Not that I didn't like music, I was very music oriented for as long as my earliest memories and had fave songs even at age 5-6. I liked Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbit, Hungry Heart by Boss, Arthur's Theme by Christopher Cross and others. Rosanna by Toto. Police songs De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da and Don't Stand So Close. Sis had Zenyatta Mondata and Journey and that level of stuff with another sissy with a more US Fest metal day taste. VH cus my sis was a superfan and indoctrinated me. We're both still fans. I liked the dark sound of She's So Heavy by The Beatles. I remember even imagining that as a funerally sounding song. I didn't know lyrics so much as instinctual feel and in the case of Arthur, I was fascinated by the horns part for some reason in my brain. Good thing bout bein an Xer, I could andcwould watch and listen to anything and be transfixed sans even conceptual understanding. Proof of that is I also liked Puttin On The Ritz by Taco. I listened to my mom's n sibs LPs and tapes. I knew how to play both by myself. I barely knew how to make choco milk at the same time.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:03 am    Post subject:

Have loved Nirvana since my childhood. Still listen to them most days.

Some of my underrated favourites are:
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:10 am    Post subject:

I think I was 8 years old when SLTS came out, and it was still a couple of years before I really started listening to lots of music and discovering that I liked rock and its subgenres.

It's always interesting to look at the transition between the 80s and 90s. The early 90s seem like a hangover from the 80s, and it seems like people quickly wanted to distance themselves from the 80s.

Grunge and later alternative rock, with its less loud, minimalist, nihilistic ethos as compared to previous decades, seems to capture the 90s decade's desire to shift away from the go-go 80s.

1991 imo was the end of what people think of as the 80s. From 89-91 you had leftovers from the 80s, but in 91 SLTS came out, Magic retired and our nation went into a recession. I think Time magazine even had a mock obituary about the death of yuppies.

I never really liked the 90s that much. It had some good music (like any other decade) but overall it seemed like a drab, bland and cynical decade.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:52 am    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
I think I was 8 years old when SLTS came out, and it was still a couple of years before I really started listening to lots of music and discovering that I liked rock and its subgenres.

It's always interesting to look at the transition between the 80s and 90s. The early 90s seem like a hangover from the 80s, and it seems like people quickly wanted to distance themselves from the 80s.

Grunge and later alternative rock, with its less loud, minimalist, nihilistic ethos as compared to previous decades, seems to capture the 90s decade's desire to shift away from the go-go 80s.

1991 imo was the end of what people think of as the 80s. From 89-91 you had leftovers from the 80s, but in 91 SLTS came out, Magic retired and our nation went into a recession. I think Time magazine even had a mock obituary about the death of yuppies.

I never really liked the 90s that much. It had some good music (like any other decade) but overall it seemed like a drab, bland and cynical decade.


CMB once posted a link to a pool of mall pix from 1990. That was yrs ago, but we were all aying it was really 89+1 and so forth. Grunge is one solid delineation point between decades like smartphones delineate 2000-06 from 2007 to now.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject:

Good article:

my time with Kurt Cobain
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