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I just came across an articleon the CBC website of all places, that mentioned that

kurt cobainKurt Cobain would have been 45 today.

George Stroumboulopoulous (crazy long last name that I’ve probably spelled wrong…) put together a fantastic playlist of Cobain’s influences. Head over to the site and listen to the well put together Grooveshark playlist.

“The playlist includes some of the more well-known influences on Cobain’s style – Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop, Melvins, Butthole Surfers, Buzzcocks, Earth – as well as nods toward various artists that Kurt admitted to borrowing some ideas from (for instance, he said “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was an attempt at writing a Pixies song, and that the main guitar figure was “so close to a Boston riff”).”

via Strombo | Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain: 27 Songs That Influenced Nirvana’s Lead Singer | CBC Television.