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April is the cruellest month…

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
— T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland, section 1, lines 1-4

Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994)

Layne Staley (August 22, 1967 – ca. April 5, 2002)

 

Frances Bean Cobain Shares Unreleased Photos Of Kurt Cobain On Singer’s 51st Birthday

from Consequence of Sound

Today would have been the 51st birthday of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. His daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, commemorated the occasion by unearthing two never-before-seen photos of her father.

One is of Kurt and his daughter playing in a kiddie pool, the other features him posing for the camera while wearing a Breeders t-shirt. “I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are. I feel like that would be counterproductive,” Frances captioned her photo. “Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel.”

Kurt’s wife, Courtney Love, also honored her husband. “happy birthday baby god I miss you,” she wrote beneath a photo of the two together.

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Cobain’s one-time rival, Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan, and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong also paid tribute.

The Anniversary Of Kurt Cobain’s Birth

It would be rather awkward to wish happy birthday to the person who died by suicide but I just want to say that Kurt would be 51 today.

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

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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1200 Musicians Play Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be better than the previous one and will bring us much more joy. I was overwhelmed by all the sad events that happened in 2017 and was seriously thinking of quitting this blog but now I am more than sure that I should continue no matter what.

So I am eventually planning to prepare the place for Chris Cornell and to post more or less regularly in 2018. Don’t expect the flood of new content but I think one new post a week is a reasonable goal.

Let’s start this year with one of the uplifting events that took place last year. See yourselves what happens when 1200 people gather to play Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit 😀 Read the coverage of this concert here and listen to their cover below. I just wish Kurt could see this! ❤