I guess in the early or mid-90’s those genres of music was ahead of its time by 20-25 years. it’s also sad to hear that most of those voices from that generation have passed away. Nirvana Hanson. The only ones who are still around are Eddie Vedder, Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor. Thankfully the music lives on and continues to inspire newer generations of artists and bands.
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Nirvana was the right band at the right time. The only downside was the fact that they lasted such a short period of time. You had other bands of the grunge genre (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains for example), but the focus was always on Kurt and Nirvana. The two pieces of irony in that is that 1. Nirvana Hanson. Kurt didn’t want what he became, which was the public image of grunge or the face of the generation at that time. and 2. If you read the lyrics to most of the lyrics of the songs that were popular in grunge, it was pretty depressing stuff.
The Unplugged disc really showed what Nirvana was capable of doing. What I find interesting about that disc is that it was acoustic and that, other than Come as You Are and All Apologies, they didn’t play any of their hits, instead opting for six cover songs and playing some deep cuts. Something else that I have noticed, especially the older I get, is that the 90’s alternative rock and grunge music that was popular, which was considered alternative to what was popular at the time, sounds very mainstream.
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Actually to me I think one of the reasons Nirvana was so big is because of what they did in such a short amount of time. Starting from the release of Nevermind (September 1991) to April 1994. 2 years and 7 months. They went from nobodies to being the biggest band in the world and Kurt did want fame but he just got way more than he wanted with being called the John Lennon of grunge and the voice of a generation. It was a lot of pressure on him and most of his lyrics are meaningless with the exception of a few songs What takes most bands years and decades to do, they did in just 7 and at such a young age from 1987-1994. 20-27. That’s why they were so big. Plus a majority of their songs are pretty well known.