27th Obsequious Banter Thread: Cobain, Morrison, Hendrix, Pigpen, Joplin, Our Season
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12-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: West Chester, PA
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The thing to remember, is that he (they) completely changed music at the time. It was all hair bands and power ballads that were "rock" in the late 80's early 90s...and while maybe they weren't technically superior, they broke a mold that so desperately needed to be broken.
They also stood on the shoulders of giants. Pavement and Soundgarden were better and, hell, it's arguable that one of the best grunge albums was Neil Young's Freedom. People forget that a lot of grunge finds its roots in Neil Young and Crazyhorse and bands like The Stooges. Mudhoney beat Nirvana to the punch as well.
The 10 second soundbite that you always hear states that Nirvana killed hair metal but that genre was dying no matter what.
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