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Drain You Lyrics, Nirvana, One baby to another says I'm lucky to have met. "There are certain people where you can see the axis of musical Anyone lucky enough to have seen Nirvana play live would attest to the. Nirvana: 22 years after the death of Kurt Cobain. "One baby to another says, 'I' m lucky to have met you' I don't care what you think unless it is about me.
Her insistence that he get a job caused arguments that influenced Cobain to write " About a Girl ", which was featured on the Nirvana album Bleach. Marander is credited with having taken the cover photo for the album. She did not become aware that Cobain wrote "About a Girl" about her until years after his death. After meeting Vail, Cobain vomited, as he was so completely overwhelmed with anxiety caused by his infatuation with her. This event inspired the lyric "love you so much it makes me sick," which appears in the song " Aneurysm.
Vail's lovers were described by her friend Alice Wheeler as "fashion accessories. Inthey collaborated on a musical project called Bathtub is Real, in which they both sang and played guitar and drums.
They recorded their songs on a four-track tape machine that belonged to Vail's father. In Everett True 's book Nirvana: The Biography, Vail is quoted as saying: Sometimes I'd sing on the songs he was writing and play drums on them He was really into the fact that I was creative and into music.
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I don't think he'd ever played music with a girl before. He was super-inspiring and fun to play with. Both of them sang; it was really good. Teen Spirit was the name of a deodorant Vail wore. Cobain, unaware of the deodorant's existence, interpreted the slogan as having a revolutionary meaning, and it inspired the title of the Nirvana song " Smells Like Teen Spirit. Nirvana band On his 14th birthday on February 20,Cobain's uncle offered him either a bike or a used guitar—Kurt chose the guitar.
Soon, he was trying to copy Led Zeppelin 's power ballad" Stairway to Heaven ". Despite Cobain being right-handed, he played the guitar left-handed. While hanging out at the Melvins' practice space, he met Krist Novoselica fellow devotee of punk rock.
Novoselic's mother owned a hair salon, and the pair occasionally practiced in the upstairs room of the salon. A few years later, Cobain tried to convince Novoselic to form a band with him by lending him a copy of a home demo recorded by Cobain's earlier band, Fecal Matter. After months of asking, Novoselic finally agreed to join Cobain, forming the beginnings of Nirvana. The band name "Nirvana" was taken from the Buddhist conceptwhich Cobain described as "freedom from pain, suffering and the external world," a concept that he aligned with the punk rock ethos and ideology.
Cobain was disenchanted after early touring, due to the band's inability to draw substantial crowds and the difficulty of sustaining themselves. During their first few years playing together, Novoselic and Cobain were hosts to a rotating list of drummers. Cobain, however, became dissatisfied with Channing's style, leading the band to find a new drummer, and they eventually hired Dave Grohl.
With Grohl, the band recorded their major-label debut, Nevermind. With Nevermind's lead single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana entered the mainstream, popularizing a subgenre of alternative rock called " grunge ".
As a result, alternative rock became a dominant genre on radio and music television in the U. Nirvana was considered the "flagship band of Generation X ," and Cobain found himself reluctantly anointed by the media as the generation's "spokesman. He also felt persecuted by the media, comparing himself to Frances Farmer. He began to harbor resentment against people who claimed to be fans of the band, yet refused to acknowledge, or misinterpreted, the band's social and political views.
A vocal opponent of sexism, racism and homophobia, he was publicly proud that Nirvana had played at a gay rights benefit, supporting No-on-Nine, in Oregon in Punk rock proved to be a profound influence on a teenaged Cobain's attitude and artistic style.
His first punk rock album was Sandinista! Osborne taught Cobain about Punk by loaning him records and old copies of the Detroit-based magazine Creem. Cobain was also a fan of protopunk acts like the Stoogeswhose album Raw Power he listed as his favorite of all time in his journals,  and The Velvet Undergroundwhose song " Here She Comes Now " the band covered both live and in the studio.
The s American alternative rock band Pixies were instrumental in helping an adult Cobain develop his own songwriting style. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band—or at least a Pixies cover band.
We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard". The Year Punk Broke. InCobain said of R. I don't know how that band does what they do. God, they're the greatest. They've dealt with their success like saints, and they keep delivering great music".
Cobain even invited his favorite musicians to perform with him: Cobain introduced the latter by calling Lead Belly his favorite performer, and in a interview revealed he had been introduced to him from reading the American author William S.
I absolutely love it more than any rock'n'roll I ever heard. The record has drawn comparisons to R. It was going to be very quiet and acoustic, with lots of stringed instruments. It was going to be an amazing fucking record, and I'm a little bit angry at him for killing himself. He and I were going to record a trial run of the album, a demo tape.
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It was all set up. He had a plane ticket. He had a car picking him up. And at the last minute he called and said, 'I can't come'". Cobain focused, foremost, on the melodies of his songs. Though "Lithium" had been written before Cobain knew Vail, the lyrics of the song were changed to reference her.
She managed to escape after gaining the trust of her captor, Gerald Friend through flirting with him. The book is a historical horror novel about a perfumer 's apprentice born with no body odor of his own but with a highly developed sense of smell, and who attempts to create the "ultimate perfume" by killing virginal women and taking their scent. The sentiments of his art work followed the same subjects of his lyrics, often expressed through a dark and macabre sense of humor.
Noted was his fascination with physiologyhis own rare medical conditions, and the human anatomy. According to Novoselic, "Kurt said that he never liked literal things. He liked cryptic things. He would cut out pictures of meat from grocery-store fliers, then paste these orchids on them And all this stuff on [In Utero] about the body — there was something about anatomy.
He really liked that. You look at his art — there are these people, and they're all weird, like mutants. And dolls — creepy dolls. The artwork seen in his Journals later drew acclaim.
Many of Cobain's paintings, collages, and sculptures appeared in the artwork of Nirvana's albums, such as the covers of Incesticide and In Utero. His concepts featured in Nirvana's music videos, sometimes leading to arguments with the video producers.
Burroughs expressed no surprise at Cobain's death: As far as I was concerned, he was dead already". Early in their interactions, Cobain broke off dates and ignored Love's advances because he was unsure if he wanted a relationship. Cobain noted, "I was determined to be a bachelor for a few months [ They talked briefly after the show and Love developed a crush on him.
In latethe two were often together and bonded through drug use. Love wore a satin and lace dress once owned by Frances Farmer, and Cobain donned a Guatemalan purse and wore green pajamas, because he had been "too lazy to put on a tux.
Kim Gordon [of Sonic Youth] sits me down and says, "If you marry him your life is not going to happen, it will destroy your life. I love him, and I want to be with him! It wasn't his fault.
He wasn't trying to do that. A sonogram of the couple's as-yet-unborn baby was included in the artwork for Nirvana's single, " Lithium ".
While Cobain and Love's romance had always been a media attraction, they found themselves hounded by tabloid reporters after the article was published, many wanting to know if Frances was addicted to drugs at birth.
The Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services took the Cobains to court, stating that the couple's drug usage made them unfit parents. He regularly used the drug during adulthood.
Cobain claimed that he was "determined to get a habit" as a way to self-medicate his stomach condition. That was such a relief," he related. Of course he was vomiting — that's what people on heroin do, they vomit.
It's called "vomiting with a smile on your face. One such example came the day of the band's performance on Saturday Night Live, where Nirvana had a photographic session with Michael Levine. Having used heroin beforehand, Cobain fell asleep several times during the shoot.
Cobain divulged to biographer Michael Azerrad"I mean, what are they supposed to do? They're not going to be able to tell me to stop. So I really didn't care. Because nobody told Novoselic about continuity, he appears in parts of the video completely bald—the bassist thought his playing was so bad at one gig that he shaved his head to appease the bass gods.
Sub Pop, however, would prove to be on the verge of bankruptcy, and would only be saved by the deal they made with Geffen Records to receive some royalties from Nevermind. Helping to keep the cash flowing was "In Bloom," the album's fourth single, promoted by a much more professional looking and thought out video with the band performing on an old Ed Sullivan Show type of program. Unfortunately, the two discovered—a bit too late—that the animation would take four months to produce and decided to just use footage from a couple of live performances.
Kerslake did his best to make things interesting by using video of the band at its most vibrant, manic moments during the quiet parts of the song, and vice versa. Nevermind producer Butch Vig really wanted Cobain to double track his vocals to make the songs sound "fuller," "richer," and not have the record label spend a lot of money to purposely sound lo-fi. Cobain thought that would just be another indication of the band losing its indie, punk credibility even though he was already recording a major label album.
Vig knew that Cobain was a big John Lennon fan, so whenever Kurt would initially not agree to sing along with himself, Vig would tell him"John Lennon did it. Cobain would later claim to resent the mainstream, radio-friendly production of the hugely successful album, poetically and timelessly describing it in as "candy-ass. Cross—backed with access to Cobain's private journals and pages of unrecorded lyrics—theorized in his Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven that Nevermind is full of references to Tobi Vailwho broke up with Cobain months before the album's recording.
The "Smells Like Teen Spirit" lyric that talks about a woman being over-bored and self-assured was likely to be about Cobain's ex. No, I am not your boyfriend. No, I don't write songs about you, except for 'Lounge Act,' which I do not play, except when my wife is not around.
Kurt Cobain wrote "Polly" in after reading an article about the torture and rape of a year-old girl. After hearing the song, Bob Dylan said of Cobain, "That kid has heart. On a Friday the 13th, Geffen threw the band a record release party with invitations that read"Nevermind Triskaidekaphobia, Here's Nirvana.
The band then stood in the alley behind the club and talked to their friends through the window, before moving the party to a friend's place, where Cobain shot a fire extinguisher and the place had to be evacuated. At the next venue, Cobain completed the destruction trifecta by tossing a gold record plaque by the group Nelson into a microwave after proclaiming it an "affront to humankind. Three events on January 11, proved that Nirvana had completely made the unprecedented transition from underground punk band to universally beloved supergroup: The energy is crazy and people are running around and it goes so quickly, and one of the cast members comes up and says, 'Hey I'm friends with Weird Al Yankovic and he wants to talk to you about doing one of your songs.
He called the phone. You know you've arrived when Weird Al And he did a good job. DGC Nirvana's album titles tended to evolve over time: Nirvana's first album was recorded under the operating title Too Many Humans, until Cobain saw a sign in San Francisco that said to "Bleach Your Works"; Nevermind started out as Sheepmarried to artwork of rows and rows of identical houses. Even though it was intended as a joke, Novoselic pointed out to Cobain that he was opening himself up to tons of potential lawsuits, and the idea was dropped.
Instead, the song with the misunderstood title it was supposed to be a joke found a home as the opening track on The Beavis and Butt-head Experience compilation album.
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But in the middle of the song, after helping to promote one television show, Cobain acknowledged a different, more mainstream show when he mumbled"Most people don't realize that large pieces of coral, which have been painted brown and attached to the skull by common wood screws, can make a child look like a deer," an SNL "Deep Thought" from Jack Handey.
To his horror, Kurt later found out that he had given a coat of saliva on the piano played by special guest Elton John. Nirvana was causing nothing but trouble at the '92 VMAs, and naturally their choice of song was one big issue. The network was not only scared by the title, but somewhat correctly surmised that the song was somewhat about them.
The network countered that if the band played "Rape Me" on the live telecast that they would fire Amy Finnerty, an employee Cobain was close friends with, and would stop playing the band's videos. Although both parties agreed on "Lithium," MTV didn't trust Cobain, and for the second consecutive time, their paranoia proved to be well founded: When the band launched into the first few chords of "Rape Me," the control room was ready to go directly to commercial.