So I had a pretty spiritual experience this weekend listening to this Earth song featuring Kurt Cobain vocals.
Kurt Cobain’s massive popularity and subsequent martyrdom has made him a pretty mythological figure uh no duh doi. So let’s all act like we’re 13 again and only like things that Kurt likes.
1. The movie Over the Edge.
Hey Matt Dillon. Hey that ubiquitous 90s DIY phrase A KID WHO TELLS ON ANOTHER KID IS A DEAD KID.
3. Allegedly, Beat Happening was one of Kurt’s favorite bands. And while we’re talking allegations, a friend told me that Henry Rollins once punch Calvin Johnson in the junk. Same players, different allegation: Apparently Calvin Johnson also said that Beat Happening is way punker than Black Flag. Discuss.
5. The Raincoats, which anyone who grew up in a small town and obsessively read the liner notes to Incesticide could tell you (me).
6. I’m serious.
But, I mean… How could you not?
7. The song Seasons in the Sun which he used to play as a child, apparently.
8. William S. Burroughs, including this track which he did backing guitar for.