Skip to comments.Nirvana Steals the Show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebration [President Reagan mocked]
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."
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Typical bumper sticker mentality from the far left.
Most overrated band, ever.
What a pant load. Bunch of spoiled kids just like SF in the 60’s
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!
I knew someone who called Athens, Georgia the Austin, Texas of the southeast.
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.
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.
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.
I can feel the stupid attaching itself to my brain cells.
Stipe had a crush on him, no doubt.
I don’t think so.
Stipe is insane and projecting his deepest perverted fantasies as historical fact.
Quick! Name one Nirvana song other than Smells Like Teen Armpits.
Sorry. Time's up.
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.
Quote one lyric from Nirvana....you can’t because nobody could understand the lyrics.....Weird Al nailed that one.
“Negative Creep” was covered by one of the Ramones, IIRC.
Yeah. You get it.
It revisionist history that Novoselic and Grohl probably go along with now.
But it has no basis in reality.
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.
Yes, that was the voice of the Beavis and Butthead generation.
Hopefully they're engaging in sexual practices that preclude them from having children.
There was also the attempt by some to transform Cobain into that generation’s Lennon.
Cobain was a drug addict who came from a hopeless area. Aberdeen, WA is very depressed - used to be a sawmill town. The weather is usually not so good either. I would not live there for anything. But it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t have ended the same way no matter where he started. An addict is an addict.
Trying to use him to criticize Republicans is just stupid.
Q: Did You know that Kurt Cobain had realy bad dandruff?
A: Yes, they found his ‘Head and Shoulders’ behind the couch.
Q: Why did Nirvana stop doing press conferences?
A: Because Kurt was always shooting his mouth off...
Q. What does a whale and Kurt Cobain have in common?
A. They both have holes in their heads
Q: How does Kurt Cobain collect his thoughts?
A: With a dust buster.
Q: Why doesn’t Kurt Cobain ever drive?
A: Cause he’d rather just ride shotgun.
Q: What colour were Kurt Cobain’s eyes?
A: Blue (one blew this way, one blew that way!)
Q: What has more brains than Kurt Cobain?
A: The wall behind him!
Q: What was the last thing that went through Kurt Cobain’s mind when he shot himself?
A: His teeth.
Q: What was Kurt Cobain’s greatest release?
A: The safety button
Q: What was Kurt Cobain’s last hit?
A: The floor
Q: What does Kurt Cobain want for Christmas?
A: His two front teeth.
Q: What would Kurt Cobain do if he were here right now?
And he shot himself in the head, guess thier voice of a generation went with it
He is such a silly person that Stipe.
Polly Wants a Cracker
Heart Shaped Box
Come as You Are
Penny Royal Tea
Those are the ones that immediately came to mind.
Btw, was never really a fan of Nirvana.
Shiny Happy People Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! Pull that bus over to the side of the pretentiousness turnpike, alright!? I want everybody off the bus. I want the shiny people over here, and the happy people over here, ok! I represent angry gun-toting meat-eating f’ing people, alright!
-Dennis Leary (No Cure for Cancer)
It’s hard to sing with so much marbles in my mouth.
So we’re singing and we’re playing
But you can’t tell what were saying
Oooooh. Sorry. Time's up again.
I'd argue that point. At least the plastic hippies in the 60's had talented musicians among them that wrote some enjoyable music that was good to listen to. These guys have always full out sucked about as bad as possible.
I am surprised that Stipe has not died of aids by now.
This recently amused me and within the last few weeks. I was in a liquor store and heard something from my distant past cranked. The employee seemed to be in his early 20s. I asked him what he was playing. He seemed a little bewildered that I had an interest and after taking a look said “It’s a band called....the Jam.” I told him I knew the band and song and even gave a brief lesson but my interest was from what radio station. He said it was a Pandora channel (fast forward to today’s technology) and it was “off he all-Clash channel.” I left knowing that today’s music must really be hideous.
I really enjoyed Beavis and Butthead, and Ren and Stimpy, but couldn’t stand Grunge Rock. But then I’m a pedal steel player, and my tastes in Rock tend to be old Zappa stuff.
There was a guy named Everman that was kicked out of Nirvana.He joined the army and made Rangers then Special Ops. He was one of the first guys in Afghanistan after 9/11. Google Evermans War. It was a great read from the NYtimes.
I wish you lived next door to me! We’d have a ball. Sick, but memorable.
Easy to figure out.
Stipe is ragingly gay. AIDS was not well understood and Reagan did not stop the world from rotating to ‘cure it’. Ergo he was evil. Well more evil than the would have been/was considered by the average straight leftist of the era.
It is once again, all about the ‘gay’.
Also the heavy metal/hippie thing. It is well documented that HM was all about the sex, the drugs and the Rock and Roll. Ergo it’s ‘sexist’ and thus anti liberal because of it. Now to be sure there were generally lib HM stars/bands. But their liberalism wasn’t the fanatical style. It was mostly the ‘get me laid with more lib chicks’ style, doing a benefit concert and leaving it at that.
Let us not forget it was Dee Snider that was one of the three who slapped down Tipper and the lib created PMRC.
It was about a week ago I heard Heart-Shaped Box.
Yes...Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech really inspired my “hope”
“Thats funny since Nirvana wasnt 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.”
Same here man, GNR and Metallica were my Beatles and Stones. And people think that Cobain was a hippy are greatly fooled. The ones who were lefties were Pearl Jam and Soundgarden but Cobain rarely delved into politics as he was more into music.
I have two of Nirvana’s CD’s and when listening to them I’ve never once thought of Reagan.
Grohl and Novoselic, on the other hand, are big-time Lefties.
The collective intelligence of the group, the cultural and political awareness, understanding of the forces that drove history, or the ones propelling us into a bleak future, don’t rate high enough to measure, much less credit as a moving force. ...But I like some of their music, and I’m glad they played it, and I was sad to see Kurt Cobain destroy himself at such a young age.
I hear Nirvana songs on the radio.
Both on older format like Jack and contemporary rock stations.
I never heard a Nirvana song when the dude was alive.
I know their songs only from radio and hearing them over the course of the past few years.
I don’t know the names of their songs, but the songs I have heard are ones that have these snippets of lyrics (maybe they’re all the same song).
Come as you are
Eat your cancer
Stipe is and always has been a radical leftie. Never showers. Stinks like crazy. But early R.E.M. (Green and before) was just outstanding music. So radically different from everything out at that time in the early-mid 80’s.
“The ones who were lefties were Pearl Jam and Soundgarden...”
Yeah. And Pearl Jam was boring and the dude singer couldn’t hold a note.
Cobain was a huge lefty as well.
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