Monthly Archives: January 2018

Kurt’s 50 Favourite albums

In Journals, Kurt Cobain made a list of his Top 50 favourite albums under the title “Top 50 by Nirvana.”

Kurt Cobain’s Top 50 Albums

  1. Iggy & The StoogesRaw Power (1973)
  2. PixiesSurfer Rosa (1988)
  3. The BreedersPod (1990)
  4. The VaselinesDying for It (1988, listed as Pink EP)
  5. The ShaggsPhilosophy of the World (1969)
  6. Fang – Landshark (1982)
  7. MDCMillions of Dead Cops (1981)
  8. Scratch AcidScratch Acid (1984, listed as 1st EP)
  9. Saccharine TrustPaganicons (1981, listed as 1st EP)
  10. Butthole SurfersPee Pee the Sailor (1983)
  11. Black FlagMy War (1984)
  12. Bad BrainsRock for Light (1983)
  13. Gang of FourEntertainment! (1979)
  14. Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
  15. The FrogsIt’s Only Right and Natural (1989)
  16. PJ HarveyDry (1992)
  17. Sonic YouthDaydream Nation (1988)
  18. The KnackGet the Knack (1979)
  19. The SaintsKnow Your Product (1978)
  20. Kleenex – “anything by:” (1978-1983, possibly referring to 1993’s Kleenex/LiLiPUT compilation)
  21. The RaincoatsThe Raincoats (1979)
  22. Young Marble GiantsColossal Youth (1980)
  23. AerosmithRocks (1976)
  24. Various Artists – What Is It. (1982, erroneously listed as What Is This?)
  25. R.E.M.Green (1988)
  26. Shonen KnifeBurning Farm (K Records version, 1985)
  27. The SlitsTypical Girls (1979)
  28. The ClashCombat Rock (1982)
  29. The Faith/VoidThe Faith/Void (1982)
  30. Rites of SpringRites of Spring (1985)
  31. Beat HappeningJamboree (1988)
  32. Tales of TerrorTales of Terror (1984)
  33. LeadbellyLeadbelly’s Last Sessions Volume One (1953)
  34. MudhoneySuperfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
  35. Daniel JohnstonYip/Jump Music (1983)
  36. FlipperAlbum – Generic Flipper (1982)
  37. The BeatlesMeet the Beatles! (1964)
  38. Half JapaneseWe Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love (1990)
  39. Butthole SurfersLocust Abortion Technician (1987)
  40. Black FlagDamaged (1981)
  41. FearThe Record (1982)
  42. Public Image LtdThe Flowers of Romance (1981)
  43. Public EnemyIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
  44. Marine Girls -Beach Party
  45. David BowieThe Man Who Sold the World (1970)
  46. WipersIs This Real? (1980)
  47. Wipers – Youth of America (1981)
  48. Wipers – Over the Edge (1983)
  49. Mazzy StarShe Hangs Brightly (1990)
  50. SwansYoung God (1984, erroneously listed as Raping a Slave)

source: Nirvana Wikia

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Layne and Demri

Today I decided to post some pictures of Layne and Demri. For those of you who don’t know, Layne Staley, the singer of Alice in Chains, was in the long time relationship with Demri Lara Parrot who sadly died in 1996 from drug overdose. It is believed that her death has overwhelmed Layne so much that he returned to addiction. You can read more about her on her FB tribute page.

Below you will find an article from Alternative Nation about their wedding that eventually did not happen.

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The 20th anniversary of the death of late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley’s girlfriend Demri Parrott was over the weekend. Alice In Chains: The Untold Story author David de Sola shared some information with Alternative Nation about the wedding that never came to be between Staley and Parrott, and how the planned site of the wedding eventually was where a much sadder event took place.

“People who knew both of them well generally agree (and told me) that Layne never got over Demri’s death. He was already pretty reclusive in 1996, but after her death, there were only three recordings that I know of (Despiseley Brothers, 2 AIC songs, and a Pink Floyd cover for a movie soundtrack). He was supposed to record guest vocals for a song by Taproot, but his body was found shortly before a recording session was set to take place.

The last time Kathleen Austin – Demri’s mother – saw Layne was in 1997. He wanted a teddy bear that Demri had had with her in hospital. Austin got that bear back after it was found in Layne’s things after his death. She also has Demri’s engagement ring that Layne gave her. The engagement was called off, but she did pick out a dress. They had chosen Kiana Lodge on Bainbridge Island as the wedding venue, that’s why the private invitation-only memorial service for Layne’s family and close friends was held there in 2002.

Mike Starr said he was going to be best man at Layne and Demri’s wedding. Neither Demri’s mother nor Layne’s stepfather have been able to confirm that. Thinking about both of them yesterday and today, and what might have been. RIP Layne and Demri.”

Demri Parrott died on October 29, 1996.  Layne Staley died on April 5, 2002.

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19th Anniversary of John Baker Saunders’ Death

To commemorate this sad anniversary let me post a beautiful song by The Walkabouts, the band which John joined in 1996.

I go to sleep, before
the devil wakes
and I wake up, before
the angels take

all my worldly desires
all my yardsticks of fear

all my secrets untold
all my motives unclear

hangin’ down in the fire
burnin’ them higher
won’t take them away from here

and long after we’re gone
the light will stay on X2

watched the city … city of crows
watched them fly, watched
’em all flyin’ low

out above the flood plain
just above the dirt road
they were hungry as winter,
hungry as us
not afraid to be flyin’, not
afraid to be lost

and long after we’re gone
the light will stay on X2

and if you bury me, add
three feet to it
one for your sorrow, two
for your sweat
three for the strange
things we never forget

and long after we’re gone
the light will stay on X2

and long after we’re safe
the lights will not fade X2

Happy Birthday Dave Grohl!

Happy Birthday to Dave Grohl born on 14th Jan 1969. American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer Dave Grohl. At the age of seventeen, Grohl joined Scream, he was the longest serving drummer with Nirvana and the frontman and founder of the Foo Fighters and is the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. In 2012, Grohl was estimated to be the third wealthiest drummer in the world, behind Ringo Starr and Phil Collins, with a fortune of $260 million.

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Scott Weiland On Vacation

Scott Weiland on his high school graduation vacation in 1986 in Hawaii. Photo by Corey Hickok.

Good to see him smiling 🙂

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Happy Birthday Andrew!

Happy Birthday L’Andrew!

Fits of inspiration, cryin’ fingers
A puppet with no nails will beg no more
Chartreuse regalia, she’s a rock ‘n’ roll refugee
Her glowing diamond head will rest away
Oh mercy me, do I enjoy these games.
Why did I chase her and why did she stay?

And if you were my friend, I’d give you the ball on every play
Until the ocean, yeah
And if you were my friend, I’d give you the ball on every play
Until the ocean calls my name

I lost my heartbeat, Chloe, know a cryin’ girl in the rain
Picture you in love with a chance to fly away
Oh merciful youth, so long and so true
A French girl that looks a lot like you

And if you were my friend, I’d give you the ball on every play
Until the ocean
And if you were my friend, I’d give you the ball on every play
Until the ocean
And if you were my friend, I’d give you the ball on every play
Until the ocean, yeah
And if you were my friend, I’d give you the ball on every play
Until the ocean calls my name

Space Needle (Episode 29)

New Year’s Eve Special Edition

All the photos were posted on Seattle Center.

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