>"Well fuck, it's taken already. What should we call our band now?"
The Young God EP back then had been released in a bunch of other names, including the songs in the EP. One of the names it was released under was Raping A Slave which is a song on the EP.
Have you seen his interviews on MTV?
They aren't the typical fake smile and happy lovey "buy my album" interviews.
Hell, he was talking about cookies in one interview and eating in the middle of an interview and having Krist talk instead. He played part of "Rape Me" at the VMAs when asked not to. You act like he called up MTV multiple times bragging for interviews. Of course MTV was up his ass to talk to him. It's called being the voice of a generation. He was The Beatles of his time.
I completely agree. History, hopefully, will look back on Cobain without being concerned about his vocal youth fanbase. He wasn't the most musically knowledgeable, but there is definitely something there in his compositions. Read what Steve Albini had to say about him.
I am under the firm belief that Cobain could have gone on to make noteable contributions the music community!
They had about 10 hits in total and for a band only having 3 (or 4 counting Incesticide) albums is pretty good. You have to also take into account The Beatles were in the mainstream longer. Kurt Cobain was only 27 when he died.
The Beatles had about 12 albums before breaking up so no shit they'd have more hits.