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(New Musical Express)   It might be a hole-in-the-wall, but Kurt Cobain's childhood home is now a landmark   (nme.com) divider line
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2021-07-31 8:08:58 PM  
Watch out for the stench from the territorial pissings.
 
2021-07-31 9:25:19 PM  
Last month, a self-portrait drawn by Cobain sold at auction for over $281,000. The news came shortly after it was announced a collection of photos from his last-ever shoot, taking place just a few months before his death, would be auctioned off as a non-fungible token (NFT).

Are we not doing phrasing anymore?
 
2021-07-31 9:38:04 PM  
I guess the headline would be funny if this was the house he killed himself in, right?
 
2021-07-31 10:14:37 PM  
I'm a Gen-Xer and I do not understand all the love for Kurt Cobain. Nirvana put out like two albums and an MTV acoustic special before he offed himself. It's not even like Nirvana were solely responsible for grunge, they were just the first to hit it really big nationwide. Within a year, though, contemporaries like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden hit it big nationwide, and then it was the same as always: everyone sounded the same for the next five years.
 
2021-07-31 10:39:18 PM  

Lsherm: I'm a Gen-Xer and I do not understand all the love for Kurt Cobain. Nirvana put out like two albums and an MTV acoustic special before he offed himself. It's not even like Nirvana were solely responsible for grunge, they were just the first to hit it really big nationwide. Within a year, though, contemporaries like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden hit it big nationwide, and then it was the same as always: everyone sounded the same for the next five years.


It feels like there's a concentrated effort to recast Kurt Cobain as Rock and Roll Jesus.
 
2021-07-31 10:46:53 PM  
Oh boy, another reason to visit scenic Aberdeen! Usually I just go there for cheap meth, fish, and crippling depression.
 
2021-07-31 10:58:35 PM  

JerseyTim: Watch out for the stench from the territorial pissings.


Nah, that's just how Courtney smells
 
2021-07-31 11:14:54 PM  
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2021-07-31 11:17:34 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Oh boy, another reason to visit scenic Aberdeen! Usually I just go there for cheap meth, fish, and crippling depression.


...the fish doesn't come already addicted and depressed?

...oh yeah, they don't have any feelings.  Now that's out of the way...
 
2021-08-01 12:34:52 AM  
I feel like Kurt Cobain would hate the fact that his childhood home is be treated like this.
 
2021-08-01 12:42:12 AM  

Lsherm: I'm a Gen-Xer and I do not understand all the love for Kurt Cobain. Nirvana put out like two albums and an MTV acoustic special before he offed himself. It's not even like Nirvana were solely responsible for grunge, they were just the first to hit it really big nationwide. Within a year, though, contemporaries like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden hit it big nationwide, and then it was the same as always: everyone sounded the same for the next five years.


as a 13 year old when he killed himself, i can say that a gen X'r doesnt really get it.  i'm no hardcore nirvana fan at this point, still pull the albums out once in a while.  but he was definitely rock and roll jesus for a whole lot of us at the time.  and even now, watching the old footage of concerts and listening to the songs, they resonate and he looked the way we looked and sang and talked the way we felt.

dude was every bit as important to popular rock music as hendrix, elvis, or whoever else from a given era that people put on a pedestal.
 
2021-08-01 12:43:50 AM  
It's funny because of the gunshot wound to the head.
 
2021-08-01 12:52:03 AM  
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2021-08-01 7:31:47 AM  

Lsherm: I'm a Gen-Xer and I do not understand all the love for Kurt Cobain.


Yes. There were contemporaries who did it better and for much longer. Yes. Nirvana was holding Dave Grohl back. Yes. Quite a few of their early songs seriously suck.

But as a young teen with no internet and no music store who relied on the local rock station, when Nirvana came on it was just like "WTF is this?! This is so different and amazing!!" It struck a nerve like nothing else I had personally heard at that time.
 
2021-08-01 7:57:21 AM  
He was doing a lot of heroin, rohypnol and other drugs when he committed suicide; Courtney Love was injecting him with drugs to wake him up when she found him passed out, and when he went into a facility to get treatment, they had not been told he was a depressed, suicidal drug addict.
It's sad that he died, and I don't hate him or blame him for it; it seems like he was let down by the people around him, who just wanted him to keep earning them money.
But he's dead, it's been 27 years, let him rest in peace.
 
2021-08-01 8:53:28 AM  

JerseyTim: Watch out for the stench from the territorial pissings.


Aye. It's slippery. (And with the lights out, it gets dangerous.)
 
2021-08-01 10:14:32 AM  
Commander Lysdexic:

This more than anything.
 
2021-08-01 10:42:21 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: when he went into a facility to get treatment, they had not been told he was a depressed, suicidal drug addict.
It's sad that he died, and I don't hate him or blame him for it; it seems like he was let down by the people around him, who just wanted him to keep earning them money.


"Smear and a Gold Mountain employee met Cobain at the Los Angeles airport and drove him to the Exodus Recovery Center, in the Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital, in Marina del Rey, Calif."

Smearing a Smear, aren't we?
 
kab
2021-08-01 1:30:26 PM  
Just lol at the posthumous antics surrounding this guy.
 
2021-08-01 2:04:55 PM  

LewDux: Commander Lysdexic: when he went into a facility to get treatment, they had not been told he was a depressed, suicidal drug addict.
It's sad that he died, and I don't hate him or blame him for it; it seems like he was let down by the people around him, who just wanted him to keep earning them money.

"Smear and a Gold Mountain employee met Cobain at the Los Angeles airport and drove him to the Exodus Recovery Center, in the Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital, in Marina del Rey, Calif."

Smearing a Smear, aren't we?


Cobain arrived at the Exodus Recovery Center in Los Angeles on March 30, 1994. The staff were unaware of Cobain's history of depression and suicide attempts.

Wow, they gave him a ride and told the hospital nothing.
They literally did as much as a taxi driver, without charging him fare.
Truly these saints were unfairly maligned.
 
2021-08-01 4:54:39 PM  

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But he could never remember where his girl slept last night.
 
2021-08-01 6:48:33 PM  

Commander Lysdexic: when he went into a facility to get treatment, they had not been told he was a depressed, suicidal drug addict.


Traditionally, addiction treatment facilities don't have to be told someone is an addict. It's kind of a given at that point.
 
2021-08-01 8:46:49 PM  
I thought he hated the place and couldn't wait to get out.  And so he left as soon as he could.  Now the idea is that fans will make a pilgrimage there to make a connection with him?
 
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