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#1 Anybodyhome

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

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"The home, last assessed at less than $67,000, is being listed for $500,000. It's a short walk from a riverfront park dedicated to Cobain's memory, and the family said it would welcome a partnership to make the home into a museum. His room still has the stencil-like band names — Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin — he reportedly put on the walls, as well as the holes he put in them."

 

"We've decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt, and yes, there are some mixed feelings since we have all loved the home and it carries so many great memories," Cobain's sister, Kim Cobain, said in an emailed statement. "But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it's time to let go of the home."

 

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Can you say "Money grab?" $500k for this? Seriously?

 

And I'll admit my bias as my opinion of Kurt Cobain and his music is quite possibly the most overrated stuff I've ever heard. The comparisons of his songwriting talent to Dylan and Lennon, the musicianship forever linked to another Seattle guitarist, Jimi Hendrix.....

 

Stop... just stop. The music wasn't that good, it's just that a lot of angst-starved music critics were done with the hair metal thing of the late 80's and needed something, anything to replace Poison, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Great White and all the other hair metal bands. Just one problem some 20 years later... all those hair metal bands are still touring while the "grunge" movement lasted all of about 10 years. Sure, some of those bands are still out there, but....

 

 

 



#2 ARSEN

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:26 AM

Lol... That house is moldy as hell...

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

I agree that Kurt is a bit overrated.  I'll also admit that he probably wasn't even the most talented musician in the band (honor goes to Grohl), but to say 80's hair metal was better or more relevant, is just not true.  Most of the big bands ARE still around.  Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam (better than ever), Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, are still putting out music and making a nice bit of cash.  Grunge was more than a genre, it was more like an era.  Bands today are still byproducts of grunge influences, whereas I hardly hear anything on the radio (new stuff, not saying it's "good" new stuff) that has been influenced by hair metal.   Grunge and post-grunge movement has lasted way longer than hair metal bands.   Their shows are good fun, don't get my wrong, and that's why people still go, but there is hardly any influence there.

 

And it was really Guns n Roses that killed hair metal.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

If you look in the far left corner you can see a faint outline of his ghost.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

And for the record, I still don't think he killed himself.  There was a lot of funny business with the case.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

I agree that Kurt is a bit overrated.  I'll also admit that he probably wasn't even the most talented musician in the band (honor goes to Grohl), but to say 80's hair metal was better or more relevant, is just not true.  Most of the big bands ARE still around.  Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam (better than ever), Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, are still putting out music and making a nice bit of cash.  Grunge was more than a genre, it was more like an era.  Bands today are still byproducts of grunge influences, whereas I hardly hear anything on the radio (new stuff, not saying it's "good" new stuff) that has been influenced by hair metal.   Grunge and post-grunge movement has lasted way longer than hair metal bands.   Their shows are good fun, don't get my wrong, and that's why people still go, but there is hardly any influence there.

 

And it was really Guns n Roses that killed hair metal.

 

I didn't claim hair metal to be more relevant or better, I simply pointed out they are still on the road filling arenas while the resurgent Pearl Jam and other bands of the time are still playing to niche crowds.

 

I love AIC and Soundgarden, but one thing all of the grunge bands have in common- they all took hiatuses and returned with a newer sound that appeals to a wider audience than the original genre. The new Pearl Jam is "better than ever," as you say, because they've changed their style and become more mainstream. Some grunge purists would even argue that Pearl Jam has sold out, which was their own biggest rallying cry against the business in the 90's.

 

I would have to argue the whole "era versus genre" notion however. My frequent visits to iTunes in search of the new and obscure provide my reference. iTunes genres include metal, alternative and and hair metal, while there is no mention of grunge. It's simply lumped into the "altenative" category.

 

I don't hear the influence of grunge as much as you may, simply because of our listening tastes. But there is a reason Steel Panther is still the longest running concert on the Sunset Strip, first at the Roxy, now the House of Blues.
 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

If Black Francis didn't look like Chubbs from Teenwolf the Pixies would have been Nirvana.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:55 AM

The reason you don't see grunge in itunes is because it's not really a genre, like I said, it's more of an era.  Technically, it probably is alternative like most of the rock in the 90's.  

 

And you are incorrect, Pearl Jam sells out almost everywhere.  The tickets for the Charlotte concert sold out in like minutes for TWC, I know, because I tried to snag some initially.  Pearl Jams' last album and so far the new one actually sound like "old" PJ so I'm not sure they really have sold out, since they are rarely even played on the radio.  I'm pretty sure you have to be getting radio airplay and whatnot to sell out.

 

I wouldn't really say AIC's sound changed that much either, just with a different guy singing with Layne.  

 

Besides, Neil Young was the godfather of grunge anyway, not Kurt.

 

Steel Panther is basically a parody of the 80's hair metal that everyone makes fun of, it's as much as a comedic act as anything.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:04 PM

pearl jam playing to their marginalized niche audience back in july

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

If you look in the far left corner you can see a faint outline of his ghost.

In the trees, right?



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

I f*cking heart Pearl Jam



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

All this yickity yack and not one mention of the greatest rock band ever

 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

If Black Francis didn't look like Chubbs from Teenwolf the Pixies would have been Nirvana.

 

"I was just trying to rip off the pixies." --kurt cobain



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

three years of mainstream presence and they're still considered one of the greatest bands of all time. i wonder how they'd stack up now almost 20 years after cobain's death if he'd never killed himself?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

saw earlier that the house comes with his original mattress...you know...that has to be worth something!




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