GREAT album. I can't stand most grunge and alternative, but Nevermind knocked it outta the freakin' PARK!
Was reminded after seeing the "classic albums" Nirvana on Netflix, why this album turned the music industry upside down...
I re-listened to it last night and loved it, Primal, angst ridden in a real way, Live they were energetic, brash and unstable.... Fender Duosonics, Jaguars, loud amps set to stun!
Kurt Cobain had a real gift for writing songs too. He may have many detractors, but he unknowingly and singlehandedly changed the musical landscape of his time. Great Album!
I agree but the hard core fans considered the album a prettied up, commercialized and sterilized sellout.
Almost every song on it had a solo, from what I remember. Melodic solos (mostly embellishing on the vocal melody) in a more old school vein than the "look what I can do!" hair-band solos, but solos, none the less. Not that it's important...
They are more like what they call a head in Jazz....playing the melody in some form. They owe more to Scotty more that jimmy Page
more akin to a fill than a full blown solo
Not technically very accomplished but serving the song well.
i'm not sure if i ever understood the whole "he's not a great guitarist" thing. i personally think he's one of the best pop/rock & roll guitarist ever...if you want guitar solos-listen to "bleach" there's a lot of solos on there w/in the context of the songs--granted they don't sound like 80s metal solos, but i think they are just fine as is.....
Not sure I would call that the anti-solo, no? I think Cobian's solo on SLTS compliments the melody perfectly.
Some of John Lee Hookers solos are one or two notes, but they nail the feel and mode of the song. Doesn't mean it's not a solo. Albeit, not a great one musically, but still a solo nonetheless.