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Old 25-11-2012, 13:19
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You know you get these people who always put down the big bands, I really do think these live up to the hype. Live and in studio. I think some people may be put off by the fans and that. They are quite reactive, but that might be just on forums
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Old 25-11-2012, 13:22
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In the end it's all about the music, big, small, sold 10,000 or sold 10 million - who cares what size a band is if the tunes are great
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Old 25-11-2012, 14:16
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Every band/ act/ singer with hype around them or had hype around them are overrated.

It's as simple as that.
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Old 25-11-2012, 19:00
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Sifter22 who's been making you feel like you need to defend Nirvana? I think most people would agree they are an all-time great at what they did.

I almost feel like putting one of those "ironic" responses to what you have written. "And in other news the Earth goes around the Sun, etc."

Yeah there's probably a few that hate Kurt's gang. Put simply not everybody likes heavy guitar music. Then there are fans of 80's "shred," or "hair" metal aren't too keen either as grunge effectively killed off that movement. I personally think the worst thing they did culturally speaking was (although it is in no way their fault) that they laid the ground for all those god awful Nu Metal bands like Limp Bizkit & co.

Kurt would probably turn in his grave if he saw how Fred Durst and friends took his outsider stance+ heavy detuned guitar sound, added bad rapping and then turned it into brainless crap that American frat boys would listen to. That was never what Nirvana were about.

But Kurt's legacy has always been much broader than that. Most guitar bands of the current day would pay their respects to them, they were hugely influential and many current acts still credit them an influence. And its that influence or whether people still play their music or talk about them years later that usually shows how much impact somebody had on the music world around them.
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Old 25-11-2012, 19:48
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I think it's probably more ignorant people Dragon Lance. Like they're make the passing comment saying they're overrated. I don't feel the need to defend them, I'm probably stating the obviously like you said. American bands these days have that annoying whiney accent, I love Kurt cos he had a proper good snarl if you get me, he just sang it properly.

Basically, I was on a Nirvana buzz and wanted to share it.
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Old 25-11-2012, 20:00
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I'm just curious who is saying Nirvana is overrated? I personally have never read that even on a music forum. I think they're widely respected even by people otherwise aren't even that into rock. A lot of their songs have great melodic poppy hooks so even people who aren't otherwise into heavy guitar music can appreciate them. I think they're just brilliant and classic and their sound influenced so many other bands.
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Old 25-11-2012, 21:48
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I'm just curious who is saying Nirvana is overrated? I personally have never read that even on a music forum. I think they're widely respected even by people otherwise aren't even that into rock. A lot of their songs have great melodic poppy hooks so even people who aren't otherwise into heavy guitar music can appreciate them. I think they're just brilliant and classic and their sound influenced so many other bands.
I, personally, have heard countless people make the statement that Nirvana are overrated.

I can see what people are saying, to a degree. If Kurt hadn't dies so young would they be so popular now... we'll never know.

I actually prefer Pearl Jam but I do like listening to Kurt's voice. I loved MTV Unplugged and think 'In Utero' was amazing.
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:04
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As much as I love Guns and Roses I respect what Nirvana did.Taking that 80's underground rock that mainstream was Ignoring at the time for Bon Jovi.And making it known in the 90's when it went mainstream.And the time was right for it when people were sick of the house music that was booming,on MTV in the late 80's early 90's.But unlike the LA hair glam metal bands Seattle had less money same with Portland and places like Boston.And all Kurt wanted to was bring all that Bands in to the mainstream view like Sonic Youth,The Pixies and Mudhoney along with Fugazi and all the rest.And Grunge was just word to describe something that media called when the explosion of bands like,Pearl jam and Soundgarden and others came.The fact that being Kurt,Dave and Chris never like being tagged as Grunge and,did not want to be a poster boys.But other band from the mid west in places like Chicago were experiment with a different sounds that escaped the Grunge net,such as The Smashing Pumkins and HUM and Shudder to think.

But the media would alway tag them with Grunge and they hated it and none were from Seattle.And RATM were doing the Rap/NU Metal thing before lame rip off bands like KORN and Limp Bizkit and god awful S.O.A.D.All What Kurt wanted to do was do what The Sex Pistols did before him bring anarchy,back to the music industry.
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Old 26-11-2012, 03:07
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Every band/ act/ singer with hype around them or had hype around them are overrated.

It's as simple as that.
Except for Joy Division, but that's so obvious it just doesn't need saying.
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Old 26-11-2012, 03:49
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I think part of the issue with some 'insiders' is that Nirvana, rather than being the epitomy of what was going on, were successful in a way that many underground guitar bands werent (not counting PJ, the Pumpkins, Soundgarden all of whom had good success). Nirvana were still in their own way the anomaly.

I'm talking about the kind of bands you would usually find on a Kurt Cobain t-shirt. But it was a good time, some of these bands got on major labels and sold decent units when they never would have in a different era. But to make an obvious example, compare the 250/300,000 copies that Sonic Youth's Dirty sold, and the millions that Nevermind did. These artists got a leg up from the climate at the time, but nothing compared to Nirvana.

I also think KC had a good ear, wrote good concise songs, served the song, and a way with melody. All you can ask for. Usually it's all the shit and drama around the band, rather than the band itself.
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