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If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 05:22:41 Reply

Nirvana would have made more albums, sure. But what can we say of the quality they would have been?

I mean, just like every other band in their scene, they would have gone with the trends, changed their sound, kept sucking that mig fat UMG cock, and eventually become jaded.

I mean, is it even that far off to speculate that Kurt Cobain would be doing some hasbeen-bait guest voice on Family Guy or something today?

I know that people like to pick some band that was good and got cut short, and assume that if they were still around they would have saved music, but that's just the nostalgia goggles. And Nirvana is a band that gets picked a lot for this. But in reality, this is usually the case. It just needed to be said.

Feel free to give opinions on what you think on the subject.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 05:25:42 Reply

I doubt they'd gone with the trend, but their music would definitely have evolved.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 05:26:37 Reply

Its my understanding Kurt Cobain was going to leave Nirvana. Then he would have went on to make kickass music that kicked even more ass than Nirvana because all of his influences kicked ass and he never compromised. Years later he'd die naturally from an overdose.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 05:43:02 Reply

The band would continue evolving obviously.

I think that we would hear Grohl's vocals more, perhaps even together with Cobain in one song. I think there is a B-Side where Grohl is singing, it wasn't that bad. And I bet Krist would learn to play some other instruments, not only his beloved bass.

All in all, the possibilities would be endless, but it's still better that they were a flash in musical history and left such legacy, rather than faded away like bands usually do.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 07:11:05 Reply

Grohl did well for himself.

Admittedly Cobain was a major drug user but who knows.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 07:18:03 Reply

Perhaps they would have gone the same path as radiohead, making their music less appealing or almost bad sounding for the mainstream crowd to step away from it and keep doing their own thing. But considering Dave Grohl is also a natural born frontman, the band would have split up eventually also because they will get bored of their music.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 07:30:01 Reply

If Kurt Cobain was still alive, Courtney Love would've been a helluva lot quieter, and Nirvana would've been a hell of a lot mumblier. Fans of Nirvana would be complaining that they lost their edge at a certain point or date or album just like Megadeth or Alice in Chains fans are doing now. For all we know, they could have sold out hard like Metallica and their mediocre music would've taken a dive into utter shit territory.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 08:00:16 Reply

At 2 hours ago, BizzarroPMP wrote: and eventually become jaded.

I really don't know if this is a troll thread or not.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 08:40:05 Reply

i'm glad kurt cobain died, it's just a shame he's the posterboy for teenage angst for all the thirteen year old kiddies to adore and look up to.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 08:43:08 Reply

At 33 minutes ago, Travis wrote: I think that the Foo Fighters are doing pretty good and it's really the evolution of Nirvana without Kurt.

I mean shit... Wasting Light was a hell of an album.

They bore me and too polished.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 08:46:27 Reply

Foo Fighters would likely never have come to be.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 08:48:12 Reply

Could only hope for better or as good albums.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 09:49:55 Reply

At 4 hours ago, MrSaint wrote: The band would continue evolving obviously.

I think that we would hear Grohl's vocals more, perhaps even together with Cobain in one song. I think there is a B-Side where Grohl is singing, it wasn't that bad. And I bet Krist would learn to play some other instruments, not only his beloved bass.

I'm pretty sure Dave Grohl did back up vocals on a lot of the tracks iirc. Also Krist favorite rapper is Lil wayne

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 10:10:46 Reply

At 1 hour ago, SCTE3 wrote: Foo Fighters would likely never have come to be.

Good.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 10:23:03 Reply

Well, hearing "You Know You're Right" (a song that was going to be on the new album), it sounded like it was going to be a sweet album. I think they would of split up eventually. I still think that bitch Courtney killed him.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 11:48:02 Reply

At 6 hours ago, JBKalso wrote: Its my understanding Kurt Cobain was going to leave Nirvana. Then he would have went on to make kickass music that kicked even more ass than Nirvana because all of his influences kicked ass and he never compromised. Years later he'd die naturally from an overdose.

No.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 11:52:14 Reply

If kurt cobain was still alive nirvana would have made one more album and then kurt would have become a painter and a poet.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 12:20:08 Reply

He'd be really sad and write pretty generic songs on his acoustic guitar because there's SO MUCH ANGST


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 12:25:26 Reply

At 7 hours ago, BizzarroPMP wrote: But what can we say of the quality they would have been?

Incredibly angsty and depressing.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 12:25:57 Reply

if he didnt die they probably would have only brought out one more album

which would have had You Know You're Right on it

then NIrvana would have broken up because there was A LOT of tension between them all
Kurt would have divorced Courtney (which he was planning on doing)
and dropped out of the public eye
Foo Fighters would have still been together and Krist would have still become a Washington state politician and kurt would have gone on to do something else, and maybe every so often tour again with the other members of Nirvana along with Foo Fighters or something if he decided he really wanted to.

but thats just me...

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 12:27:29 Reply

I am still a fan of Nirvana and still listen to it once in a while.
Having said that, i don't think he would be the legend he is now.
Musician dying at their peak often gives them a legendary status:
Bob Marley, Jimi Hendricks, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley...
These musicains were some of the best of their time but you don't hear about the other so much.
The others are sadly too many times considdered as washed up.

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 13:10:56 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Japati wrote:
At 6 hours ago, JBKalso wrote: Its my understanding Kurt Cobain was going to leave Nirvana. Then he would have went on to make kickass music that kicked even more ass than Nirvana because all of his influences kicked ass and he never compromised. Years later he'd die naturally from an overdose.
No.

Yessiree.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 13:14:29 Reply

he would have killed himself again

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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 13:35:40 Reply

At 7 hours ago, MrSaint wrote: I think that we would hear Grohl's vocals more, perhaps even together with Cobain in one song. I think there is a B-Side where Grohl is singing, it wasn't that bad. And I bet Krist would learn to play some other instruments, not only his beloved bass.

Dave grohl and Kurt cobain have different vocal ranges, which is why they didn't harmonize all that often; they totally would have if dave had more range. And all three of them are multi-instrumental, but I still don't see a ton of reasoning why krist would ever play guitar that much (his solo works and shit after nirvana were pretty awful).

that said, I really do think it's nostalgia goggles for the most part, kurt cobain wasn't exceptionally talented or anything, he was at best a competent musician with good sensibilities, I think his albums were alright but he would have never been able to consistently maintain quality, especially not with him randomly compromising his music to achieve random odds and ends (such as him making in utero more natural and raw, arguably for the sake of making it not commercial as opposed to making it any better)


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 13:43:32 Reply

I still think Courtney killed him.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 13:50:20 Reply

The Pillows are what Nirvana would have evolved into.

Either them or Nickelback.

Because fuck you, you know it's true.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 13:54:08 Reply

At 1 minute ago, Ryanson wrote: The Pillows are what Nirvana would have evolved into.

Either them or Nickelback.

Because fuck you, you know it's true.

The Pillows are good!

But by then Kurt Cobain would no longer mlbe a member so it wouldn't matter. Nirvana would have "evolved" into the Foo Fighters.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 14:17:18 Reply

They probably wouldn't have been as well-known if he had not died. But maybe we wouldn't have had to know the shit that is Foo Fighters if they had stayed together.


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 14:38:15 Reply

before kurt cobain killed himself he said grunge is dead obviously he wasn't planning any comebacks


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Response to If Kurt Cobain Was Still Alive 2012-02-20 14:44:25 Reply

Due to this thread it has come to my attention that many Newgrounders are very jaded and jump quickly onto one bandwagon or another.

Kurt Cobain would not have compromised his music for the mainstream. You can tell he's not that kind of person and if you think that all musicians eventually do that you need to expand your vision. Nirvana would have broken up and Kurt would eventually hone his craft and end up making some great fucking music. Of course that's all speculation. You never really know, just like with Joy Division.


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