Kurt Cobain loved Abba, wasn't from Seattle and didn't invent grunge. It's also rumoured I introduced Cobain to his wife Courtney Love, but that's a Before the pair met, it was often guesswork as to his intentions. girl pop of Shonen Knife, the hair-flailing noise of his Sub Pop contemporaries, and Abba. Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, – April 5, ) was an American singer, songwriter, . After meeting Vail, Cobain vomited, as he was so completely overwhelmed with . and enlisting bands like Butthole Surfers, Shonen Knife, Chokebore and Half .. I just think that Courtney had moved on, and he was expendable. Shonen Knife is a Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in Heavily influenced by . Kurt Cobain later listed the Burning Farm Cassette 25th on his Top 50 favorites albums. On December 6, Shonen Knife headlined at Camden.
Upon returning home, my story on Sub Pop helped launch the label and its roster on the road to temporary world domination; and every time I bumped into one of their bands after that, they'd be like: It's also rumoured I introduced Cobain to his wife Courtney Lovebut that's a whole other story. There's been a lot of talk about grunge since Cobain's death in How it put Seattle on the map.
How it revitalised rock music. How it was just a media-created fad. As Nirvana's breakthrough album Nevermind approaches its 20th anniversary next month, it's time to explode some myths.Courtney Love Interview About Kurt Cobain's Suicide, Drugs, Hole and Frances - 1995
Grunge began in Seattle It didn't. Sub Pop used the word in to promote a Green River album — "gritty vocals, roaring Marshall amps, ultra-loose GRUNGE that destroyed the morals of a generation" — but the word had been around as a description for decades. It shows up inon the back sleeve to a Johnny Burnette rockabilly album. Lester Bangs was using it in April When Mudhoney singer Mark Arm referred to "the streets of Seattle being paved with grunge" in my cover story, he was using the term disparagingly.
Grunge wasn't suburban metal, despite what Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam would have us believe. Grunge was overwhelmingly male Women were totally represented.
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Dave Grohl is from Washington DC. As soon as they could, Krist and Kurt moved: He then moved to LA before ending up in Seattle. Kurt Cobain was murdered Suicide's very nature leaves it wide open to conspiracy theories. As the early-to-mids were the peak years for alternative rock, so were they for Shonen Knife's commercial success.
Over the course of the tour, the trio appeared on myriad radio programs and television shows, such as MTV's minutes and Conan O'Brien. From August 17 through September 8, Shonen Knife joined in the traveling alternative rock festival Lollapalooza. Mana Nishiura took over on drums, though was not considered to have officially joined the band and continued to play with her other group, DMBQ. Atsuko Yamano married, moved to Los Angeles, and retired from Shonen Knife, though she did join the group's late tour.
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The group's next album, Free Timewas released in Januaryand later in the year band were chosen by Matt Groening to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival he curated in MineheadEngland. The band followed this with a European and UK tour. On April 9, Naoko posted about the news on their US record company's blog. The release was followed by a world tour.
According to Naoko, the new record is "70s UK rock inspired". Though she remains the band's official bassist, she will not rejoin the band until When we got the offer to tour with them, we had no idea who Nirvana was.
I saw their photograph and they look very wild, and I was scared!
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But once we met, they were very kind gentlemen. The tour went very well and they helped us a lot, to get better known. It was our first long tour overseas, and many, many people saw us. He was very smart and learned these chords really quickly. Shonen Knife first played New Zealand at the Big Day Out, and the upcoming tour will be their fourth visit here Now 56, Yamano still loves touring after 36 years in the game, but misses Osaka terribly when she's away.
Some people think everything good is in Tokyo, but people in Osaka are more independent and friendly, and the food is more delicious.
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People in Tokyo are more formal and polite, where people in Osaka are more cheerful. I love to live in Osaka. One one hand, you have the fast drums, thrashy riffs and stripped-down simplicity of 70s punk and hard rock.
On the other, you have a very Japanese celebration of bright colour, wholesome fun, sugary cuteness. The contrast is striking. We love cute characters, cute creatures, so we look cute and I write song about cute things. We wear cute matching clothes because our audience are usually more fashionable than the members of Shonen Knife, so if we wear regular clothes, they would be disappointed.
These clothes help us be confident.