I just came across an articleon the CBC website of all places, that mentioned that
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”).”
- Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain! (kexp.org)
- February 20, Kurt Cobain’s Birthday / President’s Day (jack.radio.com)
- Happy 45th birthday, Kurt Cobain: 10 things he never got to see (seattlepi.com)
- Kurt Cobain Would Have Turned 45 Today (spin.com)
- In honor of Kurt Cobain’s 45th birthday, let’s listen to his other band (music-mix.ew.com)