what are you interests outside of nirvana? curious...
I haven’t answered this before! (Might be an old question submitted a year ago so I apologize if it is) This is basically my job right now as far as that goes. I love bizarre/retro styled art. That includes music and film. I have no favorite movie. Some of my top interests are space science and marine biology. I care zero bit about fashion. I never watch sports (meaning I don’t keep up with teams, etc.) I sometimes, collect comics (preferably X-Men) and I write poetry.
okay heyllo i have a question for you. i live in washington. i am nearby seattle where nirvana grew up and all the other grunge bands. can you tell me why i still have to hear about the shitty music scene its not 1991 anymore.. most of the music here sucks today anyway and people talk about 1direction more than nirvana and all of that music sucked anyway why does people try acting superior because they live here when the music is just terrible now its embarrassing. please answer thank you...xoxo
The reason you still and will continue hearing about the bands that came from Seattle is because it was a very popular scene in the early to mid 90’s. It received huge media attention and became mainstream (whether they wanted it that way or not) - It’s something that helped push Seattle to the spotlight as far as the music industry goes and when it came to the music, there hasn’t been much else since then to talk about when it comes to that city. Jimi Hendrix was from Seattle, that was nearly twenty years before ‘Grunge’ happened. Then before Jimi you had the Jazz scene.
From your own opinion, the music in Seattle today isn’t very appealing. I cannot name five bands (from today’s generation) that are popular and based out of Seattle besides Fleet Foxes and a couple of Hip Hop groups which obviously doesn’t fit into the ‘Grunge’ elements. I believe people look at the “cool” bands from the 90’s and dig deeper into the family tree of ‘Grunge’ music to see what else was around, which is fine to do but to me it seems a little too much. If you listen to ‘Grunge’ music, great, if you don’t, great. I personally hate the term ‘Grunge’ to describe the music. It really doesn’t matter anymore (did it ever?)
It’s not for me. You know, at the time it was released (1996) it was sort of cool to see what we all had just lost - that being the "Grunge" scene. I use the word Grunge lightly. You have a guy taking a bunch of music from Washington, throwing in random interviews with those bands, producers and photographers and ‘people in charge’ to talk about Seattle and Grunge music, only because it’s now all over from Kurt’s death. It was never even around, honestly. None of those guys or gals liked the term “Grunge” when used to describe their music. The film ends talking about Kurt Cobain’s death shortly which you sort of waited for and wondered if they would do throughout the film (no surprise, with it being 1996.)
One of my favorite quotes about this film is from ‘Opinion’ magazine.. "Well, I guess it’s over. First Kurt died, Soundgarden broke up, and then a documentary on the whole thing. I don’t think it’s possible to release a documentary on a scene that never existed. So folks, the fat lady has sung. The ‘grunge’ scene is dead and gone, for the most part."
From my own opinion, the only interesting parts of this film (at the time of its release) was the first performance showing of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and the quote on quote “rare” footage of all the other bands that never got the huge media attention unlike Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice In Chains. The short 30 second collage of everyone saying Seattle/Grunge forty times was neat, too.
With it being almost twenty years later, there is a reason this film won’t be in my store, it’s because we have seen much better films released over the Punk Rock scene that show more accuracy/honesty from the musicians giving their honest thoughts/opinions over what was Seattle ‘Grunge’ music. Don’t wait around for the Hype! machine to bring the sound to you, go create it. go make it. become it and go look for it yourself.
hey nirvananews was Diamond dallas page allowed to use his theme song? im asking because it sounds like teen spirit.
I want to say first off, I’m aware of the WWE/WCW’s history and really appreciate what Diamond Dallas Page is doing with his ‘DDP Yoga’ - it seems to help a lot of those wrestlers that really need it.
To your question, no. I have no information saying that DDP had permission to use a knock-off version of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for his theme music. Dave hated it, but wasn’t aware at the time that DDP was a huge Nirvana fan and realized that ‘Teen Spirit’ was a huge anthem for teenagers in the 90’s.
“Jimmy Hart and I did the song together, and Jimmy is a genius. I felt that ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was the sound of the 90′s that was awesome for me. Dave Grohl was hot cause that was like a rip off of their music. He heard it and was like “WCW owes us money.” We did just enough changing the notes. So it was it, but wasn’t, Teen Spirit.”- Diamond Dallas Page.
Do you think that Foo Fighters "The Colour And The Shape" (song) is comparable to "Endless, Namless" from Nirvana?
In what way? Because of the noise/screaming? I don’t think so, Foo Fighters had songs/demos like that long before the album was released or that song was created. Dave’s time in Nirvana and with Kurt probably influenced that more than it normally would have. I wouldn’t compare the two.
Hey nirvananews! I collect pez dispensers.. my questions are, A: Will we ever see the day a Nirvana pez is released and B: was kurt a fan? Thanks for answering, keep up the great work here..
Well that is two random questions.
A - Nirvana pez? I’ve never heard of this request, ever. I know they do special collector’s editions (like KISS for example) so maybe we could get a Nirvana release, but who knows if it would do any good as far as sales go. Permission to use Kurt’s face on something like that would be hard to do.
B - I have no information about Kurt Cobain being a collector or fan of the pez.
You’re welcome, thank you for your questions! I’ll send Pez an email and ask them if they can do a 1/1 (or 1/3) special edition Nirvana pez for me, you and one to give away to someone! Certain requirements need to be met first… That will give me something good to work on.