Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

There are plenty of videos and theories about Kurt Cobain’s life.  I’ve been a fan since I was very young and listened to his songs on the mixtape that my mother made. These were on repeat and featured songs from his live MTV performance and Nevermind. I don’t remember other songs until I hit my teenage… Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Lana covers Nirvana

Lana Del Rey was in Sydney the other day and covered one of Nirvana’s most popular songs, “Heart Shaped Box”. She made it her own by just singing the way she does and not trying to imitate Kurt Cobain. Far less growl, much more howl – and strings. What’s the bet that Courtney Love is irrationally seething about this? Nirvana is one of those polarizing bands that people are either really into or could give a flying fig about. Del Rey seems to be one of those people too so it’s only fitting for her to cover a song written by … Continue reading Lana covers Nirvana

Smells like it’s been 20 years

Saw this via I Guess I’m Floating This live video, recorded during Nirvana’s visit to Tops of the Pops, is notable for a few hilarious reasons. Tops of the Pops have this rule where no live instruments are allowed during the performance, only live vocals.. so, Kurt Cobain being the rockstar that he was, completely f*cked with the show’s production and mockingly played his guitar. To top it off, he switches lyrics around and sings in this bravado voice the entire time – even sticking the microphone completely in his mouth. With Krist spinning in circles and Dave playing air … Continue reading Smells like it’s been 20 years

Smells like it’s been 20 years

Saw this via I Guess I’m Floating This live video, recorded during Nirvana’s visit to Tops of the Pops, is notable for a few hilarious reasons. Tops of the Pops have this rule where no live instruments are allowed during the performance, only live vocals.. so, Kurt Cobain being the rockstar that he was, completely f*cked with the show’s production and mockingly played his guitar. To top it off, he switches lyrics around and sings in this bravado voice the entire time – even sticking the microphone completely in his mouth. With Krist spinning in circles and Dave playing air … Continue reading Smells like it’s been 20 years