A flame that burnt too soon
Kurt Cobain was a masterpiece on his own...Died way too young, he left a long trail of ashes as he burnt and faded
A little flashback!
Seven years back, I was going through the old CD's that I had and there were numerous bands that I didn't even know about. I played one CD after another and checked out the unknown songs and tracks. As I put another one on without much interest, I heard the sweet sound of a distorted guitar riff followed by the heavy bass-line and drums. It built on and on and it caught me. I knew that moment I was hooked. It was the best track I ever heard and I was loving the harsh and husky vocals screaming through the speakers as if they were alive! I checked the CD for the name of the band and there it was, "Nirvana" , the love of my life.
Not a man, but a legend.
Kurt Cobain was the guy who made history with a guitar in his hand. If you don't know much about him, I suggest you look him up because you're missing on some serious awesome-ness.
Year 1987, and the music scene was never the same. Nirvana was formed and a new generation lived up. The Generation X, lead by Cobain. His music influenced millions and his lyrics became the life mantra for many. He evolved the punk rock scene brought from England and made it into what we call "grunge".
There was something else too. About the way Cobain expressed. His vocals were alive. The way his voice flooded out in a single scream and as he belted out the lyrics, it was a demonstration of losing control. At least that is how I saw it.
The beauty of it all
Cobain often denied his lyrics reflecting any personal experiences but his songs depicted something else. Most of the Nirvana tracks are based on one or two lined lyrics repeated again and again throughout the song but there was so much held between the lines that was impossible to ignore.
It was the undeniable passion pouring out and the electrifying affect of his writing that made his songs so easy to relate to. I, myself, have seen my own thoughts reflect in the lyrics and that is one of the biggest reasons why I am still a Cobain devotee.
The beauty of his music was the vibrancy of madness. The crazy screeching guitar strummed wildly over and over again. Most of the times you couldn't even get the lyrics because of the heavy noise but it has its own flavor. Savor it or you'll never know, that's how his music goes. Besides, we all like going mad at times and his music drives you insane with the release of anger it offers.
I dont know much about the music scene back in the '80s but all I know for sure is there will never be another band that will strike so many minds and hearts at once.
I guess the year (1994) Cobain died, he took all the grunge with him. I don't even bother looking for another Kurt Cobain now because I know there will never be anyone like him.