OK Boomeryou’re a pill....
keep on stamping your feet, but please don’t hold your breath over this ... as if I cared if you cared that I cared whether you cared... and you keep going on about it.
"They aren't good because I don't like them." —-> you’re not quoting me and that’s not my opinion, why would you say that?
... if you’re hearing voices please seek help don’t get triggered over Cobain/Nirvana.
the sad thing is, this guy doesn’t know the meaning behind “Polly.” He thinks a song about a bird. It’s a song written about a girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. The song is from the kidnapper’s point of view. When you listen to the lyrics from that perspective, it’s a great song.What makes you say that?
Coincidentally, Bob Dylan really liked the song "Polly." After hearing Nirvana perform it he said it was his favorite song of the evening, and on Cobain as a songwriter he's quoted as having said "The kid has heart."
I mean, you haven't really given a good reason for thinking he's pretentious. You've stated that he disliked certain bands. If that makes him pretentious, then we're all pretentious. If you like all music, there's something wrong with you, cause most music out there is garbage.Kurt Cobain famously would publicly criticize and even mock bands that he didn’t like, especially “cock rock” bands. The most notorious case was that of Guns N Roses, in part because that escalated to a personal feud with Axl Rose - and anything involving Axl is bound to be controversial (side note: “In Bloom” might as well have been written about Axl, who was a Nirvana fan and initially wanted to strike up a friendship with Kurt).
However, there were others. Famously, Kurt would profess his loathing of Pearl Jam’s music, even though to his credit he always went out of a way to stress that Eddie Vedder was a great guy. His claim, if I remember correctly, was that bands like Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains were “total commercial cock rock” who were “riding the wave of Seattle”, or something along those lines. The implication is that these bands weren’t “authentic” or were sell-outs of some sort.
Yet I do think Kurt protested too much; is there a more commercial, polished, radio-friendly album from that scene than Nevermind (especially when contrasted with Bleach)? I wonder if Kurt was secretly jealous of Pearl Jam’s massive success c.1992 - they were, after all, the only “grunge” act than could go toe-to-toe with Nirvana in popularity at that time...
Ultimately, it’s weird for me to read about or hear power-pop fans like Kurt Cobain complain about “arena rock”, as if he resented a massive number of people enjoying that music. Granted, Kurt seemingly resented a massive number of people enjoying his music; me thinks he was projecting a lot of his own insecurities regarding fame and artistic integrity on to the likes of Pearl Jam.
A talented but fatally troubled young man who has been gone 26 years and counting. Meanwhile, Foo Fighters have become and continue to be massive - I don’t I think I’ve ever heard Dave Grohl complain. And ironically, Pearl Jam consciously chose the anti-commercial path after becoming very big in a very short period of time - and right around Kurt’s death, too. Interesting...
I'd like to add my 2 cents worth - Creative people often have flaw personalities. I think the two might be related - it may be that Mental Illness is what unlocks the muse.Kurt Cobain famously would publicly criticize and even mock bands that he didn’t like, especially “cock rock” bands.
There is an Adam Neely video about how the music from your early teens strikes you harder than ever.It was time for a change. Nirvana was a breath of fresh air. I still listen to it now and then. I had quoted so many posts in this thread but I’ll just let it go with a pic..