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Nirvana Steals the Show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebration [President Reagan mocked]
Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Wiederhorn

Posted on 04/13/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The band was introduced by Stipe, who delivered an eloquent speech that addressed the power and historical importance of the band as part of a counterculture that somehow became mainstream. "Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard," he said. "In the '80s and early '90s, the idea of a hopeful, democratic country had practically been dismantled by Iran Contra, by AIDS, by the Reagan, Bush Sr. administrations. With their music and their attitudes, Nirvana blasted through all that with crystalline, nuclear rage and fury. Nirvana were kicking against the system to show a sweet and beautiful, but fed-up fury coupled with howling vulnerability. They spoke truth, and a lot of people listened. They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original. And that voice… That voice. Kurt, we miss you."

(Excerpt) Read more at music.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: halloffame; music; nirvana; reaganbashing; revisionisthistory; rockandroll; stipe
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"the idea of a hopeful, democratic country had practically been dismantled.."

Typical bumper sticker mentality from the far left.

1 posted on 04/13/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Most overrated band, ever.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

What a pant load. Bunch of spoiled kids just like SF in the 60’s


3 posted on 04/13/2014 10:06:14 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: dfwgator

REM or Nirvana? There are songs by Nirvana I can enjoy but REM is as toxic as it gets. I’d rather listen to Springsteen and you know how I feel about Springsteen!


4 posted on 04/13/2014 10:07:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I knew someone who called Athens, Georgia the Austin, Texas of the southeast.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 10:08:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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Nirvana.

You know why lefties love them....because Heavy Metal tended to reject the hippy, leftist notions of “peace and love”. So it had to be done away with.....Enter Grunge and the Leftists controlled rock music again.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 10:09:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s funny since Nirvana wasn’t a political band. And many who followed Nirvana while on SubPop during the early grunge era knows full well that Nirvana completely changed their sound to market to a broader market. I have played Bleach (Nirvana’s first album) to many who claim they are Nirvana fans and had no idea who they were listening too. Punk was alive and well way before Nirvana. Stipe is a fool and has no idea what he is talking about.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 10:09:24 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There was a revultion brewing but it turned out to be piss water.)
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"the idea of a hopeful, democratic country had practically been dismantled.."

So Bill Clinton was elected, ushering in a new era of hope, and Kurt Cobain promptly killed himself.
8 posted on 04/13/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bizarre article. How could Nirvana steal the show? The dude is dead.

And, the speech by Stipe is bogus. Cobain was not political in that manner at all.

The two survivors, with their riches and success are now cogs in the liberal National Socialist machine.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 10:10:48 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can feel the stupid attaching itself to my brain cells.


10 posted on 04/13/2014 10:11:31 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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And, the speech by Stipe is bogus. Cobain was not political in that manner at all.

Stipe had a crush on him, no doubt.

11 posted on 04/13/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I don’t think so.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Stipe is insane and projecting his deepest perverted fantasies as historical fact.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 10:12:38 AM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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They spoke truth, and a lot of people listened. They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original.

Quick! Name one Nirvana song other than Smells Like Teen Armpits.

Sorry. Time's up.

14 posted on 04/13/2014 10:13:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Sorry, Courtney Love had him killed.
Cobain’s family has said that they would believe an OD before they would believe a gun suicide. apparently he had a great respect for guns.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 10:13:19 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: Texas Eagle

Quote one lyric from Nirvana....you can’t because nobody could understand the lyrics.....Weird Al nailed that one.


16 posted on 04/13/2014 10:13:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

“Negative Creep” was covered by one of the Ramones, IIRC.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 10:13:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Yeah. You get it.

It revisionist history that Novoselic and Grohl probably go along with now.

But it has no basis in reality.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 10:15:27 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just like to give a shout out to kurt cobain for eliminating his contribution to the CO2 output of total angst filled didiots. Waaaa. Poor me. I’m a celebrity and have more money than I ever thought possible. I suck. Guess I’ll use one of jojo’s shotguns and blow my brains(?) out. Buh bye.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 10:16:30 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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"Here we are now, entertain us, I feel stupid and contagious."

Yes, that was the voice of the Beavis and Butthead generation.

20 posted on 04/13/2014 10:16:31 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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