Nirvana was OK

Recently, someone was ranting about how bad Macklemore’s music is, and wrote  “The city that blessed us with Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana…” No, just stop. Nirvana was not a  blessing. Sure it was fun to sing, “here we are now, entertain us” at parties. But Nirvana was not good.

They were perfectly marketed. They were NOT pioneers musically. I’m sure we can all agree that his wife, and also his drummer were both better guitarists, singers, and song writers. His music was simple chord progressions, much like Motley Crüe. And the lyrics, nonsense for the most part…”I’ll take all the blame, aqua-sea foam shame” …”I feel stupid, and contagious”.

One of their biggest albums, the MTV unplugged,…you ever notice how they beefed up the band with cello, fuzzy-amplified-acoustic-guitar… Because if you just play Nirvana with only acoustic guitar, you notice how boring they are.

Sure, they were fun at the time, much like Color Me Bad “I wanna sex you up” (1991) or Bryan Adams “Everything I do…” (1991),…but music geniuses? Doubtful. What did they do to get in the rock-n-roll hall of fame? Play three chords loud whilst screaming, then the same three chords quietly while mumbling.

Next time you talk about musical blessings of Seattle please mention Sir-Mix-A-Lot, the Presidents of The United States, and queensryche. You can mention Nirvana and Kenny G when talking about guilty pleasures.



2 Responses to “Nirvana was OK”

  1. Heather Says:

    What about Heart? or Soundgarden? Where do those bands go? Blessings or guilty pleasure for you?

  2. :-jon Says:

    Well, of course I think that Sound Garden is a blessing. Same with Casper Babypants. Heart…about I the middle.

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