Originally Posted by macro
As much as I disliked Nirvana and the whole Seattle thing, I can't argue.
My dislike was because I was a child of 70s and 80s rock, and the new sound was a shock to my system. For the first time in my life, at age 25, I felt outdated and uncool. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" just sounded like a bunch of jumbled noise to me.
I now appreciate the band and the album and it's place in music history, but it doesn't bring back great memories.
Me too and I was a teenager at the time. My favorite albums as a teen were Live's Throwing Copper
, Tool's Undertow
and STP's Purple
. I like a little melody in my music and a little meaning in my lyrics.
Of course, that was then. When I go back now and listen, I think I like Nirvana better (hard to tell, though, since I've heard every song a million times at this point). Odd how that works.