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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."

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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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To: ConservativeStatement

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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To: ifinnegan
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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To: dfwgator

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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To: ConservativeStatement
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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To: Steve_Seattle

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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To: ConservativeStatement
"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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To: ConservativeStatement
And to think these people get to vote.

Hopefully they're engaging in sexual practices that preclude them from having children.

21 posted on 04/13/2014 10:16:58 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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To: dfwgator

There was also the attempt by some to transform Cobain into that generation’s Lennon.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Steve_Seattle

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.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 10:17:35 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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?
A: Stink!


24 posted on 04/13/2014 10:18:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dfwgator

And he shot himself in the head, guess thier voice of a generation went with it


25 posted on 04/13/2014 10:18:39 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: dfwgator

Stand.

Funny comment.

He is such a silly person that Stipe.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 10:18:39 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Texas Eagle

Polly Wants a Cracker
Heart Shaped Box
Come as You Are
All Apologies
Penny Royal Tea

Those are the ones that immediately came to mind.
Btw, was never really a fan of Nirvana.


27 posted on 04/13/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ifinnegan

“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)


28 posted on 04/13/2014 10:20:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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


29 posted on 04/13/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: KansasGirl
Quick! When was the last time you heard any of those songs on the radio.

Oooooh. Sorry. Time's up again.

30 posted on 04/13/2014 10:21:40 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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To: Hoosier-Daddy
" Bunch of spoiled kids just like SF in the 60’s"

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.

31 posted on 04/13/2014 10:23:02 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I am surprised that Stipe has not died of aids by now.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: Texas Eagle

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.


33 posted on 04/13/2014 10:27:16 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


34 posted on 04/13/2014 10:27:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


35 posted on 04/13/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Vaquero
I remember Ted Nugent commenting on Cobain's death. It was from radio and a few years ago. Too bad I can't find his quotes.
36 posted on 04/13/2014 10:28:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Vaquero

I wish you lived next door to me! We’d have a ball. Sick, but memorable.


37 posted on 04/13/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Vision

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.


38 posted on 04/13/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Texas Eagle

It was about a week ago I heard Heart-Shaped Box.


39 posted on 04/13/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ConservativeStatement
feh...
40 posted on 04/13/2014 10:33:57 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes...Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech really inspired my “hope”


41 posted on 04/13/2014 10:34:34 AM PDT by montag813
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To: MAD-AS-HELL; dfwgator

“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.”

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.


42 posted on 04/13/2014 10:38:42 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have two of Nirvana’s CD’s and when listening to them I’ve never once thought of Reagan.


43 posted on 04/13/2014 10:38:48 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: max americana

Grohl and Novoselic, on the other hand, are big-time Lefties.


44 posted on 04/13/2014 10:40:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


45 posted on 04/13/2014 10:41:13 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Texas Eagle

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).

Mary. Mary.

Come as you are

Rape me

Eat your cancer


46 posted on 04/13/2014 10:41:23 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: KansasGirl; ifinnegan
Hmmmmm. Things are not proceeding as I had foreseen.
47 posted on 04/13/2014 10:44:03 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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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


48 posted on 04/13/2014 10:48:53 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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“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.


49 posted on 04/13/2014 10:49:34 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: dfwgator

Cobain was a huge lefty as well.


50 posted on 04/13/2014 10:50:39 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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