(February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) If he had lived he would be 44 years old...
Kurt Cobain & Nirvana 1993-2008 [DVD pack] | 9 DVDs | 33 Gb
“ If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.
Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. Kurt Cobain ”
“ Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as "the spokesman of a generation". Cobain however was often uncomfortable and frustrated, believing his message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal issues often subject to media attention. He challenged Nirvana's audience with its final studio album In Utero (1993). wiki ”
“ “Peace, love, and empathy,” were strangely enough the last words written on the late Kurt Cobain’s suicide note before pointed his six pound .20 gauge Remington shotgun into his mouth and pulled the trigger. Cobain ended his own life on April 5, 1994 after taking enough heroin to kill three people. The big question is how could a person of such creativity and talent, not to mention fame and fortune, want to end their life? Kurt Cobain was a voice of a generation and has widely been hailed as the “John Lennon of his generation.” According to the Analytic theories, Jung would have regarded him as being both “ahead of his time” and in touch with a source of superior wisdom, the collective unconscious.
The Analytic theories identify the unconscious as the source of creativity, and the creative process consists of bringing this information into consciousness. They will be used in order to take a better look into the creative mind of Kurt Cobain and to identify how he dealt with feelings, values, motivations, and emotions in balancing internal and external elements and influences. Cobain’s disturbed childhood played a large role in his creative process in that the external forces greatly influenced his internal state.
Kurt Cobain was an energetic, talented and creative child who liked to draw and sing Beatles tunes. By the time he was eight years old his parents were already divorced. This was an emotional holocaust for Kurt and no other single event in his life had more of an effect on the shaping of his personality. Kurt could not understand the reason for the divorce and he, like most children who go through this, thought it was his fault. He kept his anguish and grief inside rather than outwardly expressing it. He even proceeded to write on his bedroom wall: I hate mom, I hate dad, dad hates mom, mom hates dad. It simply makes you want to be so sad.
Kurt was also affected physically by his parents divorce. He was not eating enough and by age eight he had to be put into the hospital for malnutrition. This was the start of a stomach condition that would plague him throughout the rest of his life. Kurt also had an involuntary twitching in his eyes, which the family assumed was stress-related. A once a fearless, outgoing child before the divorce was now a tentative ten-year-old, always waiting for the other person to make the first move. By the time he was eleven, Kurt was talking back to adults, refusing to do chores, and, despite his small size, began to bully another boy with such force that the victim refused to go to class. Teachers and parents became involved, and everyone wondered why such a sweet boy had turned so rancid. He was definitely deeply and permanently hurt by his parents divorce.
Born in 1967, he was one of the growing wave of children who, since the ‘60s and ‘70s, have been exposed to addictive, mind-altering drugs under the guise of “medication.” At school he was diagnosed as hyperactive and given the drug Ritalin. Ritalin acts as a tranquilizer in children and is very addictive. In Kurt’s case, Ritalin kept him awake and consequently sedatives were prescribed to counteract it. Kurt remained a poor student and eventually dropped out of high school in the 12th grade. It seems that the divorce of his parents was the key factor in pointing Kurt in a downward spiral. It is possible that this one event underpinned everything from his later drug addiction, to his severe physical problems, to his irrational behavior and finally to his suicide.
As a child, Kurt Cobain did not know how to deal with his feelings and this carried on through adulthood. He kept his emotions inside and let his anxieties and frustrations get the best of him. This was not a healthy way to live. Besides finding a release by getting high with local stoners during high school, Kurt also found a way out through art. He demonstrated artistic ability at an early age, and his collages, sculptures and other artworks adorn many of Nirvana’s records. If he had not become a musician, he might well have pursued a career in the visual arts. With all of the emotional scars left from his early childhood, Kurt Cobain still had the motivation to create. According the Analytic theories, Jung believed that while an individual is affected by the environment, they are intrinsically motivated and reinforced, which gives them the tendency to be nonconforming. This holds true because the theory states that the information provided by the unconscious is the source of the individual’s strength in resisting external motivation and reinforcement.
Kurt Cobain was definitely not one to conform. He didn’t fit in with the macho stereotype imposed on young males in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. He was also harassed at high school for befriending a gay student. At age 14, Kurt’s fate took a new course when his father bought him his first electric guitar. Cobain was largely influenced by heavy metal and punk bands and started writing songs soon after picking up the guitar. Within a short time of leaving school, he recorded an album and his band Nirvana signed with Geffen Records. The release of the bands 2nd album Nevermind in 1991 through Cobain and his band into mainstream success.
Kurt Cobain had found a way to deal with his feelings. He discovered an outlet from his emotions through music. Although the band was really successful, Cobain was a reluctant, unwilling spokesman for his generation. He was uneasy with notoriety. A misfit within the institution called rock and roll, Kurt Cobain’s punk values put him at odds with rock stardom that the world was so eager to thrust upon him. In the song “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” from Nirvana’s 3rd album In Utero, Kurt even went as far as to declare “I do not want what I have got.”
So with all this fame and fortune, why was Kurt Cobain still unhappy? He had some sort of repressed conflict. Through out his whole life, all he ever wanted was to have a normal family. The downward spiral starts when his parents get divorced. He keeps inside the fact that he is really upset about it. It is possible that Cobain was still unhappy with all the fame because he still knew that his life was messed up. The fact remained that his parents were not together, he was severely addicted to heroin hard drugs, and adding considerably to Cobain’s unhappiness was his chronic, un-diagnosable stomach pain that tortured him for the rest of his life.
Could it be that the source of Kurt Cobain’s creativity was unconsciously his pain and suffering? The Analytic theories state that the creative process consists of bringing information from the unconscious into consciousness. According to Freud, the unconscious houses creative information that has been repressed for one reason or another. This creative information was brought to the surface through Cobain’s music and can be found in his lyrics about drugs, depression, and suicide. Jung also had the idea of the “active imagination” which acts as a vehicle for bringing forth unconscious information. Cobain used his active imagination to intentionally create a new type of music known as grunge that had an extraordinarily powerful effect on the masses during the ‘90s. He intentionally wore raggedy clothes and played beat up guitars to be different than the hair bands of the early 90’s. This also gave Cobain a true connection with the teenage angst of his generation because in their eyes, he was one of them.
Kurt Cobain was a true visionary and music genius. Unfortunately, his life was short-lived. Cobain refused to get help for his drug addiction, which was a creative block that was used to forget about the pain and depression. His drug addiction only made things worse. In desperation, wife Courtney Love and several friends enrolled Cobain in a psychiatric drug recovery center. Thirty-six hours after admission, he left the program and in a small room above his garage in a quiet Seattle neighborhood, ended his life. In his suicide note, he alluded to two things that had brought him to suicide: the stomach pain that had haunted him for years, and his agony over his music, about which he wrote, “I don’t have the passion anymore.”
Nirvana Live And Loud (MTV) (1993) NTSC DVDR | 4:3 | English | Video: MPEG @ 7189 Kbps | Audio: AC3 48.0 KHz @ 384 Kbps | 38 mins | 2.25 GB
12/13/93 - Pier 48 (MTV Live And Loud), Seattle, WA, US
01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter 02. Drain You 03. Breed 04. Serve The Servants 05. Rape Me 06. Heart-Shaped Box 07. Rape Me (SNL)
PAL DVDR | 16:9 | English | Subs: fr, en, ne, de, sp, po, it | Video: MPEG @ 7378 Kbps | Audio: AC3 48.0 KHz @ 192 Kbps | 74 mins | 4.18 GB
Few would have predicted that in 1991 Nirvana would be No. 1 on the US Billboard album chart. Not only did Nevermind replace Michael Jackson at the top but it succeeded in doing what the Punk Rock movement had failed to achieve fourteen years earlier. Nevermind and the songs of Kurt Cobain changed the music business from within-without compromise, record company hype, or media overkill.
The program tells the story behind how Nirvana came to record Nevermind, the effect the record was to have on the music world and on the band themselves, and why to this day it still remains a milestone in rock history.
Through exclusive interviews with the people involved, we trace the history of the band with them first signing to Sub Pop, a Seattle independent record label, before coming to the attention of the major record labels following their first album Bleach. With a move to Geffen Records and the release of Nevermind, the stage was set for Nirvana to dominate the music scene and for the single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' to become an anthem for the world's disenfranchised youth.
Bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and Butch Vig, the record's producer, share with us their memories of the sessions and give us an insight into the songwriting genius of Kurt Cobain. Other participants include Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman, Geffen's Gary Gersh and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. A true Classic Album.
Featuring cuts from: SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT LITHIUM COME AS YOU ARE POLLY IN BLOOM TERRITORIAL PISSINGS
Cast & Crew Actors: Gary Gersh, Jonathan Poneman, Butch Vig Artists: Dave Grohl, Thurton Moore, Krist Novoselic
Drawing on rare archive footage of Nirvana in performance, this is the powerful portrait of the music that changed the world. Presented by rock legend Tommy Vance, the film was made with total journalistic freedom. Also featured are the thoughts of leading rock critics, biographer Charles Cross, musicologists and a incisive psychoanalysis of the mind of Kurt Cobain by respected psychologist Stephen Smith. The Soundtrack features brand new digital surround sound recordings by Cobain, todays most respected interpreters of Kurt Cobains work. Features Come As You Are, Breed,Floyd the Barber, About a Girl, In Bloom, On a Plain, I Hate Myself And I Wanna Die, more.
DVD features live and studio recordings of Nirvana classicslike 'Rape Me', 'Heart Shaped Box' and 'Dumb' with independent criticism and review from esteemed experts including original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, Nirvana biographer Charles R. Cross, and ex-Melody Maker writer David Stubbs.
HERE IT IS AT LAST - THE HOLY GRAIL FOR NIRVANA FANS... This DVD features the legendary SNL TV appearances originally broadcast live in the USA in 1992 and 1993, plus the digitally remastered soundtrack of Nirvana s famous live radio broadcast on KAOS FM from 1987. The DVD also features interviews with Leland Cobain, Kurt s Grandfather, and Alice Wheeler, intimate of the band and the photographer who documented Nirvana from their first single in 1988 right through to the end...Featuring: Rape Me; Smells LikeTeen Spirit; Territorial Pissings; Heart Shaped Box; Love Buzz; Floyd the Barber; Downer; Mexican Seafood; White Lace And Strange; Spank Thru; Anorexorcist; Hairspray Queen; Pen Cap Chew
Always controversial, whether as the adopted darlings of the "Heroin-chic" fashion press or simply by refusing to play the game; Nirvana never strayed far from the radar of popular culture. With in-depth interviews with Kurt's grandfather, Leland Cobain; Philip Luce a childhood friend and neighbor; Dave Reed, parental guardian; Warren Mason his guitar teacher and many others to fill in the gaps in the story, the causes to the worldwide effect that was Nirvana are finally laid bare. Drawing on rare performance footage from concerts and shows including the MTV Music Awards and Saturday Night Live alongside highlights ranging throughout the entire back catalogue.
This critical review assesses the musical legacy of the pioneering grunge-rock trio Nirvana through live-performance clips culled from concert footage and television appearances, as well as interviews with friends and colleagues such as Kurt Cobain's grandfather Leland, his childhood friend Philip Luce, and his former guitar teacher Warren Mason.
Unplugged in New York is a live album by Nirvana. It features an acoustic performance taped at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993 for the television series MTV Unplugged. The show was directed by Beth McCarthy and first aired on the cable television network MTV on December 14, 1993. As opposed to traditional practice on the television series, Nirvana played a setlist composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets (during which they were joined by two members of the group onstage) and Lead Belly.
There are no mtv logos displayed on the screen or song titles captioned at the beginning of each song because it was not filtered or edited for television in any way shape or form, it was filmed in its' purest and thats the beauty of it, no soundboard audio, you finally get to hear it and see it just as the audience did from a to z. This version has never aired on tv nor will it ever and is a must for any fan, so don't miss out on your chance to own it right here!
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