Kurt Cobain was literally a musical genius.
Had he not been murdered Bleach, Nevermind and In Utero would all be seen as some of the weaker albums in his discography, this is fact.
Just listen to this, it's one of the last songs he composed/recorded (and it's beautiful).
I do agree that he seemed to be on the upswing. He talked about the kind of music he wanted to make in one of his last interviews and it sounded like it would have been legit.
Im not a huge nirvana fan (though I am a fan) but I would have loved to see what else he would have put out
Maybe we have different definitions of a musical genius. Kurt wrote great lyrics but his guitar playing was not complex. To me a musical genius is someone who can play several instruments and identify notation like a second language.
>but his guitar playing was not complex.
technically it wasn't, but he was actually a very good guitar player
>To me a musical genius is someone who can play several instruments and identify notation like a second language.
the beauty was how rythmically complex the guitar was when overlayed with the other instruments and especially the vocals, and the fact that he could do them both at the same time
>how rythmically complex the guitar was when overlayed with the other instruments
It was never rhythmically complex. Ever. To insinuate that is an insult to both Cobain's actual talents and to actually complex pieces.
>the only thing you can apprice is the bass and the drums. Guitar don't have nothing special only noise, but i have to say that the energy that the guitar transmit is awesome
that is a quote from that youtube video. please fuck off to youtube if you think cobain's guitar playing wasn't great
To just ask "Why did Kurt kill himself?" is dumb, because no one truly knows, but to ask what your opinion on why Kurt ended it all is completely legit. What was it that led him to do that, in your opinion?
It's pretty obvious he was going to do it at some point. He left trails of it everywhere he went. In interviews he constantly mentioned it, it was a major theme in a lot of the lyrics, and he had tried it as a kid. In all honesty, I think his parents divorce set something off in him. Seems like he was emotionally fragile from a young age. and that seems like why. The incident at his his school with the pseudo mentally challenged girl seemed to further crack his fragile foundation, then becoming mainstream (which he hated), Courtney saying she was thinking about leaving him, heroin, and everything else just seemed to do him in. But the root of it seems to be a deep insecurity and hate for himself that came from that divorce.
The weird thing is, it seemed like half the time he was really happy and light hearted, and the other half he had this darkness inside of him that was determined to come out.
I don't know, I guess I'm saying his parents divorce caused something deep and painful to happen to him and he took things extremely personal and it all added up. If he was that fragile, maybe it happened anyway even if his parents stayed together, but he said he had a wonderful childhood until that happened and then his life went to sh*t. So, IMO, that's what ultimately did it.
Either way, it's still as heartbreaking now as it was 20 years ago, and I still hate it the same way I did when I was a kid. I hope the new documentary shows Kurt the person and what a compassionate, deep individual he was and doesnt just focus on the America's last rockstar.
What say you? His death still stings but let's unite and appreciate his masterpieces together.
This is his best guitar-work imo
"He's great because e-e-e-emotions, totally, the fact that he only played power chords means nothing!"
At this point it's easier to admit he wasn't a great player but a great composer instead of digging so far up your own arse for arguments you touch your own intestines.
tell me this guitar playing (especially the solo) isn't pure emotion
but mainly he's a good guitar playerBECAUSE he was a good composer, he knew how to make his guitar sound great with a somewhat limited ability
Nirvana has always put me to sleep so even if it were pure "emotion" that man and I exist on different planes of existence. But seriously, fuck off, he was a shit guitar player.
I can, and will, concede that he had a way of getting to people. But his guitar playing was nothing remarkable, even if it really gets to you. I'm a punk fan, and punk guitarists get to me, I still would never try to argue they were good guitar players. Accept the flaws of the things you like, for dear lord. Trying to make gods out of men is pathetic.
Kurt was an amazing person his mind was one of the best of his time the way he interpreted the world was truly amazing his creativity was so unique that after his death he still manages to live on inside us he will never truly die out RIP
Pavement: Range Life
Out on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins,
Nature kids, no they don't have no fuction,
I'm not really sure, what they mean,
And I could really give a fuck
you're not getting this at all. if a guitarist elicits emotion, he is a good guitar player. who gives a fuck if he plays 3 power chords or a plays a classical guitar piece or is a virtuouso country guitar
maybe in a technical sense he isn't "good" but you know what everyone means
he wasn't a good guitar player. he was absolutely nothing special as a guitar player, his talent was writing.
if you believe he was a great guitar player you should kill yourself.
great guitar players are people like Hendrix, Fripp, Knopfler etc. Cobain was a hack on the guitar compared to them
extraordinarily creative AND extraordinarily skilled > only extraordinarily creative >>>> only extraordinarily skilled
Kurt was "only" extraordinarily creative.
Still far more interesting than uncreative but skilled musicians.
I enjoy his music but he was a good guitarist he wasn't amazing like Hendrix but he can play really well his lead belly cover on unplugged was breathtakingly good every time I listen to it when he takes that breath then carries on always sends shivers down my body that's true talent he didn't need to be great at the guitar but he was still a good guitarist and musician