- Jan 16, 2013
I know i'm some months late but I didn't realize Nirvana made it into the Rock n' Roll hall of Fame until today. I watched the whole thing and admit i cried a little, literally. It was so sad to imagine how Kurt could've been there, not for the trophy but just to be part of that achievement, personally. It could've been him playing there. It's one of those 'what if' sensations i'll take to the grave.
I believe most members here were babies or not even born when he died. I was a teen when Seattle took over the world and cried like a little girl when i saw the sad news. Other older members here will remember how it was a simpler time. How special was having that CD from that band you liked and how hard it was to find it. Most of the time you had no money to buy anything so you had to exchange cassette tapes with friends. We would treasure everything we had.
At that time i'd like to believe we didn't know how big that whole scene was. Kids wearing flannel shirts and ripped up jeans was just the artificial part of it. Nirvana opened the door to the Alternative underground music to the mainstream. They redesigned Pop music. Just like Punk Rock in the late 70's, the bands of the late 80's/early 90's scene talked to the kids in a way that encouraged them to express themselves. It told them they could be somebody no matter who they were.
As Michael Stipe well said, the fags, the fat girls, the goth kids, the nerdy and weirdos or simply the kid who played at his garage suddenly had a place where they belonged. This is something we haven't seen since and probably won't see it again. It was not only a music scene but a cultural revolution and as lover of all arts i feel blessed to have lived through it.
Just thought i'd share my mind about those 3 men who changed the world.