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To: ffusco; martin_fierro
I want to go on record as saying that I think Nirvana was one of the most important bands in Rock N Roll history. The author's obsevation that the band's success was a result of a unique confluence of events is particularly asinine. The same could be said about any popular cultural phenominon.
5 posted on 04/06/2004 10:00:15 AM PDT by presidio9 ("There are no mistakes -- only Happy Accidents." -Bob Ross)
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To: presidio9
Keep in mind the old addage that success is where preparation and opportunity meet. The opportunity was there for them to affect change. The "glam rock" genre had just about run it's course then and it was time for something new.
8 posted on 04/06/2004 10:07:13 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: presidio9
I want to go on record as saying that I think Nirvana was one of the most important bands in Rock N Roll history.

The Record Shall So Reflect.

Not that anyone gives a flying f*** anyway.

<|:)~

15 posted on 04/06/2004 10:26:16 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Fingers of Fury™)
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To: presidio9
...The author's observation that the band's success was a result of a unique confluence of events is particularly asinine...

Agree. I refused to listen to Nirvana during its heyday because it was so hyped - like the Beatles. But just as some of McCartney's songs hold up - despite them being muzaked to death for decades now - so do Cobain's. He once said some something to the effect that he was probably happiest back when he shopped in thrift stores, which is like what Robin Williams said, "Cocaine is God's way of letting you know you have too much money."
23 posted on 04/06/2004 10:46:51 AM PDT by Sabatier
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To: presidio9
I want to go on record but since they don't make LP's anymore I will have to settle for my four track recorder. Nirvana was good on the Nevermind album and I listen to it when I am in a headbanger mood. Kath, Hendrix, Joplin, and Eliot were gone too soon, but then we didn't have to see them at sixty years old playing their standards.
32 posted on 04/06/2004 12:43:57 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (Vampire bats are little Democrats looking to suck your blood and give you diseases.)
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To: presidio9
Presidio, you state that Nirvana was one of the most important bands in Rock N' Roll history. Why?
40 posted on 04/06/2004 2:35:47 PM PDT by GeorgiaMike
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