I’ll never forget the first time I heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the first song I ever heard from Nirvana. After listening to the ‘hair bands’ and classic rock that had been played forever on radio during the 90’s, it was literally a breath of fresh air. For me, that song was a revival of a sound I had been missing for a long time. Angst, rage, and just straight up rock!!! At that time they came back and revitalized rock music! Some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about Nirvana 1. They were kicked out of their own release party for throwing dip and hummus 2. Kurt Cobain wasn’t the greatest at ‘band management’ and added Dave Ghrol as their drummer without telling their then current drummer that he had been replaced. 3. Despite the eventual drug use, Kurt was originally the most straight edge member of the band and would get mad for smoking near him. 4. Kurt wanted to kick heroin so badly he would pray to God to help him kick! 5. Right after recording ‘Nevermind’ Kurt was evicted from his apartment and had to live in his car. Kurt would have been 50 today. Would Nirvana still be around now, or would we have been exposed to Foo Fighters if he had lived?
Kurt is missed….Happy birthday man!!
Be Just and Fear Not