Let's say this album had been overproduced like Nevermind to make it accessible to normies, could it have exploded? Imo this album has better hooks and some songs are catchy af
>DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL AIN'T A GIRL NO MORE
YOU'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NO RECESSS NO RECEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYUUUUUUUS
coming from a massive nirvana fan, the songs are just not as well written. i mean about a girl is a fucking classic, but compare it to lithium for example, its just on another level.
not to mention the whole album is really fucking grunge, nevermind and in utero are hardly grunge, appealing to normies much more.
I mean if it had the same promotion as Nevermind and was released at the same time, everything the same as Nevermind (except the songs obviously).
It wouldn't be abrasive with Nevermind production
In Utero had some very mass market tracks, but it had its moments showing that Kurt kinda wanted to get back to the harder stuff and stop being a phony.
I Know You're Right was a decent taste of things to come.
>yeah, I'll just play my favourite /mu/ core.
Wasn't Aneurysm a B-Side from Nevermind though?
I feel like that song had a lot of potential but Kurt couldn't fully work it out, probably would have made it's way onto a later album, same with Old Age and some other gems.
The compositions probably wouldn't work in most cases. A lot of them are pretty simple harmonically and melodically and rely a lot on the lo-fi production, distorted guitars and Kurt's aggressive vocal delivery to make them compelling.
You'd need to rearrange the songs, maybe add extra sections or shorten some, more overdubbing, maybe a few extra melody or harmony lines, etc.
If it was gonna be done right, it'd be a drastically different album and if you compared it to the actual Bleach stuff, they'd look more like rough demo sketches and saying they were the same album would be weird.
Whether it'd be successful or not would depend on how good a job the producer did and how good Kurt's performances on it were. It's a better album as it is though.
>not just a punk band from seattle
seriously guys, look at kurt kobain's favorite records and it's mostly punk bands like pixies, scratch acid, flipper, sonic youth, etc. not a single metal group on there, metal being an essential influence in grunge.
Yeah. But even more so.
On Nevermind, the melodies are much prettier and work nicely with the chords and the pieces are more complex. It's very easy to do a stripped back piano/guitar and vocals cover of a song like Lithium because the composition has more to it than say Negative Creep. Which is a good song, but mostly because Kurt fucking rips his throat apart singing it.
In my teenager years i used to listen punk music and metal almost at the same level, and many of my friends were metalheads or punk rockers. When you're a teenager and you hang out with your friends and go to concerts you don't really stick to one single genre, and there are friendly people from many backgrounds, plus many metal bands play with punk bands and viceversa, it's not hard to find a mixed audience where punk rockers and metalheads get along, tastes are pretty similar, loud music, lots of beer, no one cares about the looks, both have a nihilistic way of living.
this is only good grunge album and it isn't even that grunge