Basement Party 2

Basement Party 2

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Has it been 18 years already?

I remember hearing about the passing of Kurt Cobain on a sunny April day in 1994. I was in 8th grade and had been a Nirvana fan for two and a half years, ever since they gained mainstream attention with their "Nevermind" album in Sept. 1991. This is my favorite Kurt performance, and the song remains as haunting and beautiful as ever.

Here's another clip from a 1992 episode of SNL I still remember watching live, and would have been the first time I ever saw footage of the band. At age 12, they were unlike anything I had ever seen before. I now know how my dad must have felt when he saw the Beatles for the first's the closest moment my generation will have to that bellwether moment in time.

 Loudwire has a list of the top 5 live performances by Nirvana...St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit was one of them!

Rest easy Kurt...your daughter has grown up beautiful, your bass player is now into politics, and your drummer is doing pretty well with his new band.

1 comment:

  1. I remember when I first heard about his death, I was sitting on my bed watching MTV, and the news broke. I still remember Kurt Loder talking about it with that shocked deadpan delivery of his.

    I also remember running down the stairs to share the news with my mom. My parents were both of the opinion that Kurt Cobain wouldn't be remembered in 5 years time.