:why is it that "defenders" of Cobain always seem to resort to pointing ut the supposed lack of intellect of those who either dont enjoy his :music or never bought in to the post suicide deification. well I guess it's all about having an open mind. what it is is that kurt's style band went beyond that commercial album they produced, you can see that in the rest of Nirvana's music there is a lot more to Nirvana than the A side of nevermind. yeah I agree, big deal he topped himself, but kurt had a lot of influences that came through in his playing, and as a self professed non-professional musician, his music was raw and stripped down, and his 'solos' took the piss out of the verse chorus verse solo verse chorus song construct yet he could write the most brilliant of these himself. a contradiction, as was the guy himself hence the whole angst thing. everythings fucked but i'm part of it and milk it . . . grunge came along, what were there then? spandex hairbands and metallica . his lyrics left a lot to the imagination. most of the music i've ever been interested in paints pictures for me, otherwise it bores me. i also find average people rather boring as well. do you like Carmina Burina ? it's like collecting paintings or sculpture, you either see it or you go with the mainstream and say 'i don't understand, therefore it sucks'. i personally don't like cezanne but think goya was a genius, after seeing a goya exhibition my opinion of picasso has lessened a little. we rearrange as we go. maybe the death thing has a lot to do with it with musicians, what would hendrix be doing now ? his style was changing towards the end, would he have become another santana or eric clapton and have fizzled in the seventies as well. who knows. everything comes in waves, the early nineties was a good period musically as far as i'm concerned. you are probably not a sonic youth, pixies, or even talking heads fan. oh and he played a jaguar and had holes in his jumper and his jeans. i think randy california is an underrated guitarist.