This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Whether you think Nirvana was awesome, crap, or somewhere in between, you can’t deny that they changed where music was and where it was headed, at least for a little while, anyway.
James Montgomery wrote a nice little article on MTV’s site about the upcoming anniversary and what it and Nirvana means to him. It’s safe to say I agree with him, for the most part. Nirvana is the only band that I can listen to every song on every album of theirs and say, “ya, that’s an awesome song”. However, I will disagree with Mr. Montgomery on his assessment of Kurt’s lyrics. I can remember seeing plenty of interviews, and, if I recall, even reading in “Journals” that Kurt hated it when people tried to decipher his lyrics, even going as far to write nonsensical babble just to screw with people. You’ve got to admire a guy like that.
And if you happen to have some spare scrilla laying around, you might think about buying the box set that Universal has released. Apparently the box set to commemorate the 20th anniversary will have four CDs and a DVD with rarities, B-sides, unreleased recordings, and BBC radio appearances.
Courtney Love will also personally thank you for providing her with money for crack.
So check out the article. It’s a good read. And be sure to honor the album this weekend by giving it a spin on your iPod or some other new-fangled device of your choosing.