Kurt Cobain Biography (біографія Курта Кобейна)
Kurt Donald Cobain was the leader of Nirvana,the multiplatinum gruge
bandthat redefined the soud of the ninetiens.
Cobain was born on the 20th of February 1967 in Hoquaim, a small town
140 kilometres south-west of Seattle.
His mother was a cocktail waitress and his fatherwas an auto mechanic.
Cobain soon moved to nearby Aberdeen, a depressed and dyinglogging town.
Cobain was for for most his childhood a sickly bronchitic child. Matter
were made worse when Cobain’s parent’s divorsed when he was seven and by
his own account Cobain said he never felt loved or secure again. He
became increasingly difficult, anty-socisl and withdrawn after his
parent’s divorce. Cobain also said that his parent’s traumatic split
fueled a lot of the anguish in Nirvana’s music.
After his parent’s divorse Cobain found himself shuttled back and forth
between various relatives and at one stage homeless living under a
When Cobain was eleven he heard and was captivated by the Britain’s Sex
Pistols and after their self-destruction Cobain and friend Krist
Novoselic continued to listen to the wave of British bands including Joy
Division the nihilistic post-punk band that some say Nirvana are
directly and iconoclastic attitude didn’t win many friends in high
school and sometimes earned him beatings from “jocks” Cobain got even
by spray painting “QUEER” on their pick-up trucks. By 1985 Aberdeen was
dead and Cobain’s next stop was Olympia. Cobain fomed and reormed a
series of bands before Nirvana came to be in 1986. Nirvana was an
uneasyaiiiance between Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and eventually
drummer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Grohl.
By 1988 Nirvana were doing shows and had demo tapes going around. In
1989 Nirvana recorded their rough-edged first album Bleach for local
Seattle independent label Sub-Pop.
In Britain Nirvana received a lot of recognition and in 1991 their
contract was bought out by Geffen, they signed to the mega-label, the
first nonmainstream band to do so. Two and a half years after Nirvana’s
first C.D. Bleach was released they realesd Nevermind, a series of
different, crunching, screaming song that along with it’s first single
Smells Like Teem Spirit would propel Nirvana to mainstream stardom.
Smells Like Teen Spirit became Nirvana’s most highly acclaimed and
instantly song. Not many people can decipher it’s exact lyrics but
Cobain used a seductive hookline to hook the listener. Nevermind went on
to sell ten million copies and make a reported $550 million (US) leaving
Nirvana overnight millionaires. Cobain was shoked at the reception of
his highly personal and passionate music repeatendly telling reporters
that none of the bamd ever, ever expected anything like this. It quikly
become obvious that the obsessively sickly and sensitive 24yr old was
not going to cope well with the rock’n’roll lifestyle. “If there was a
rock star 101 course, I’d really have like to take it,” Cobain
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