Sunday Was Kurt Cobain`s Birthday! I Discover Nevermind and Grunge Rock.

February 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Music, Top Story

Sunday was Kurt Cobain`s 44th birthday (if still a mortal man). Fans made an effort to clean up Viretta Park in Seattle. Viretta Park was Kurt`s favorite hangout site, and was close to the house he lived in at the time of his death (April 5, 1994). This fan group wants to create a permanent memorial, a marker of some type, out of respect for the rock star who helped to revolutionize Grunge Rock through his band Nirvana.

Apparently, fans have been just leaving messages or pics on park benches as a way of showing their devotion for Cobain. These items are quickly picked up and disposed of by park employees. It`s been 17 years now since Kurt Cobain left us. I remember it well, I was working as a teacher in Dallas when it happened. I paid my own respects yesterday and bought Nevermind on itunes. I`ve never owned a Nirvana album before, so it surprised me by how really good it sounds.

Nevermind was Nirvana`s breakthrough record and has sold more than 26 million copies to date (according to Wikipedia). It sounds completely fresh and new to me! Love the way the guitars and drums were recorded – sounds live. The producer Butch Vig had a lot to do with the success of Nevermind. Okay, now I  understand what Grunge Rock is!

Twenty years later I finally get around to figuring this out. Better late then never! Lounge Act is on right now. Boy these Altec Lansing`s suck big time! Was checking out some Band & Olufsen`s a few weeks ago, but they were $1200 for a pair. I`ll have to imagine how it would sound on the B & Os!