>Tfw Kurt Cobain orchestrated becoming a giant rockstar and killing himself to become a legend right from the start
Reminder that he killed Kurt
>tfw Kurt Cobain ripped his life off of Darby Crash
I like the Germs, but Darby wasn't an exceptional talent or nothing - it's doubtful he would have created anything great if he hadn't offed himself.
At least he was in the right place at the right time to get noticed and remembered - which is more than you can say for the vast majority of kids (some very talented no doubt) who can't handle whatever issues they have.
The real bad timing for Darby was living in a time being a fag was so hard to deal with.
You saw the island, but didn't build your home there. You held Nirvana in your hands and it slipped through the cracks.
I'm actually just starting to research Buddhism. Sounds like a nice trip.
Why do people like to pretend Nevermind was some Cinderella story vs an album with expectations backed by a HUGE record label
>Geffen Records hoped that Nevermind would sell around 250,000 copies, which was the same level the record company had achieved with Sonic Youth's Geffen debut Goo. The best estimate was that if all involved worked hard, the record could possibly be certified Gold by September 1992.
He wanted to be as big as Jimi Hendrix and go out the same way in order to secure a life long legacy
The first few songs on Nevermind are all radio friendly top 100 songs. If he wanted to stay true to his roots he wouldn't have signed with a major label
Also the last words he wrote down were "Its better to burn out than to fade away"
in an interview after nirvana's 91 reading festival performance he literally says they'll be a household name in no time with no hint of sarcasm in his voice
I'll find the video if anyone gives a shit or doesn't believe it
With the help of Butch Vig producing his tracks into a more pop sound approach (Double vocal chorus, fuller guitar tones, drums sound as it if they were compressed and very clean, Kurt Cobain was inspired by The Beatles). I also watched Sonic Highways where Dave Grohl went to Seattle and in an interview with Sub Pop, they messaged some magazine companies about their music scene and they showcased Kurt's work so the critics were all like "They remind me of the Beatles so we should make money off him and give him lots of attention".
optimistic record label HOPES for 250,000, goes on to sell 30,000,000 - thats pretty much a cinderella story right there
wild success was a running joke with grunge bands (see pic related an early Sup Pop T Shirt) and it was told with a straight face - no on really expected it.
And his last words - Neil Young lyrics, big deal.
1:35 he says "it doesn't matter, it'll be a household word in no time" in response to the interviewer asking how they decided on calling themselves Nirvana.
maybe I'm just autistic but he doesn't smile or anything and he sounds sincere