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Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:52 am
by harrytruman
nirvana & grunge would rule the 90's & 00's as well

there would be no boybands like backstreet boys or nysnc

rap music would less popluar

music today would be very diffrent

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:38 am
by TheBrothersMudd
harrytruman wrote:nirvana & grunge would rule the 90's & 00's as well

there would be no boybands like backstreet boys or nysnc

rap music would less popluar

music today would be very diffrent
Thats retarded, rap was popular before Nirvana, and I can honestly see Kurt (if he got clean and continued making music) making an album with a rap artist,

"Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock" - Kurt Cobain

and with the boy bands, that probably would of happened too.

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:48 am
by harrytruman
TheBrothersMudd wrote:
harrytruman wrote:nirvana & grunge would rule the 90's & 00's as well

there would be no boybands like backstreet boys or nysnc

rap music would less popluar

music today would be very diffrent
Thats retarded, rap was popular before Nirvana, and I can honestly see Kurt (if he got clean and continued making music) making an album with a rap artist,

"Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock" - Kurt Cobain

and with the boy bands, that probably would of happened too.
the reason boy bands got famous because grunge music faded away
if grunge didn't fade away the boy band fad would have never happened

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:54 am
by TheBrothersMudd
Thats retarded, rap was popular before Nirvana, and I can honestly see Kurt (if he got clean and continued making music) making an album with a rap artist,

"Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock" - Kurt Cobain

and with the boy bands, that probably would of happened too.[/quote]
the reason boy bands got famous because grunge music faded away
if grunge didn't fade away the boy band fad would have never happened[/quote]

How can you possibly know that?

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:05 am
by TheBrothersMudd
The Backstreet Boys formed in 1993, thats when Nirvana was still around.
A-Ha formed in the 80's
and even before that New Edition started in 1978

Boy bands have been around for a long time, you can't blame their popularity on the death (or fading away) of Grunge.

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:43 pm
by Creeper113
Boybands were around long before Nirvana, groups like New Kids on the Block were cornering the teen market in the mid 80's

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:08 pm
by SayHello2Heaven
Rap and boy bands were around well before Nirvana and grunge. Those genres were always very popular, the only reason we, here at this lovely forum, reference them from grunge's "death" to the present is because thats when they gained strength. After the demise of Grunge they gained traction and a spotlight because labels, music television were looking for something new and "safer". Rap and boy bands were always really popular, they always sold records, they always had big hit songs and big named artists. But after the 70's punk rock craze, 80's metal phenomena and Grunge's brief stit, the media wanted something safer to promote.

They were always popular, the only different is once the new craze faded something had to step in...They were always popular, but the demise of Grunge did help their stock just a tad.

Re: Where would Nirvana be if Kurt lived...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:26 pm
by XsInMyEyes
I do feel that Nirvana’s studio body of work was complete.
Then again, “Do Re Mi” certainly had a ‘goodbye’ type of flavour to it. That does incline me to view the route of a 4th, final album, the ‘farewell’ record. I think that Kurt would’ve followed through with his talk of “really ethereal and acoustic”, because such a description suits “Do Re Mi” very well indeed (counterpoint: “YKYR” does not), as it does the nature of a farewell record.

Seeing as punk music and The Beatles were a profound influence to Cobain, I have some speculative thoughts that he may have wound up residing in Britain or Europe. Known and remarkably famous there he might have been, although not quite to the extent of that in America, not least Seattle, so that would have been preferable to him.

If there was/is a way to retire completely from public life, Kurt would’ve gone down that avenue at some point, in my opinion. I can adjudge that much from his psychology.
I struggle to ponder what he would think of the world today. There is no question in my mind that he would detest social media, smartphones, memes, bad music, celebrity worship, and he would not much care for reality television, either — simply put, he was ‘true’ as a human being, these things would have been a profound clash with his nature.

All I know is that if I can be a hundredth of the cultivator of artistic brilliance that he was, I would be very delighted indeed.