06 April 2008

The Angst of Kurt Cobain Lives On

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more


I just remembered that Kurt Cobain killed himself (or his wife shot him if you're into conspiracy theory) 14 years ago. I still remember when that happened, and I was in 8th grade at the time. As a poorly-adjusted, rebellious middle-schooler, Niravana was pretty damn inspirational. I know it's cliche to say, but, unfortunately, music has been pretty shitty ever since. I guess I like some country and the punk resurgence in the late 90s, but that's about it. Mainstream music seems to have shifted from angst-ridden, iconoclastic rage to watered-down, corporate-ridden, bubblegum nonsense. Any musical suggestions past 1995, please leave a comment (note: no Jack Johnson, that guy blows).

9 comments:

Tin Ma'am said...

Godsmack
Yellowcard
Atreyu
Drowning Pool

Ms. Kiyum said...

Yeah, I don't really get the nirvana thing, although I did LOVE the unplugged CD. I was pretty angsty back then, so that's why I liked happy music, played by boys with big hair.

Wek said...

Nice post. Of course, the dumbass I am, forgot to do a similar post on my Gen X blog.

Here's one band I like: Children of Bodom

Mezzo SF said...

OMG I am going to be no help to you here...lol. You and I are probably the same (if not really close) in age, and damned if I don't still listen to music from my formative middle/high school years and earlier. Today's pop/rock music just ain't the same. No way.

LT Nixon said...

Tin Ma'am,

Good call on Atreyu, I guess they are pretty good.

Ms. Kiyum,

I like big hair too! Ratt, anyone?

Wek,

Haven't heard of them, will have to check em out.

Mezzo SF,

I agree. The kids these days, haha.

Anonymous said...

Dream Theater
Theory of a Deadman
Atreyu

80's
Ratt
Judas Priest
Scorpions (prior to 1983)
First 2 Ozzy Albums
Iron Maiden
Triumph
Van Halen, not Van Hagar

Anonymous said...

Since 1995...ARE YOU KIDDING...you must have forgotten the fall of 1998...
"Believe" is a Grammy Award winning US #1, Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer Cher's twenty-third studio album Believe.
...GOSH...

-"ibelieveinlifeafterlove"

Kiyum said...

You like some country? "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road," by Lucinda Williams. I think that came out in the late '90s, b/c I was still in college. OMG I've been out of college all this time and have accomplished absolutely nothing.

Anonymous said...

Try pandora.com . you seed it with some bands and songs you like, and it tells plays some songs it thinks you'll like. It's actually pretty good!

(this is not spam)

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