Friday, January 8, 2010

Nirvana - From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah

My cousin bought this on cassette from a failing toy shop when we were 11. We listened the shit out of it. Most of the songs we hadn't even heard as originals, just messy live recordings on cassette, but I suppose everything was on cassette, taped from the radio or from his older brothers C.D's, or sometimes taped from each others taping of songs from the radio!

It's a great album. The fact that it clearly hasn't been majorly messed with in a studio is amazing given that it came out in 1996, long after Kurt Cobain could have had any say, while the remaining members were fighting his widow and record labels for control and money, I can't believe it was given over to someone to "polish it up" for mainstream consumption!

This isn't really a review of the album, it'd be a bit late if it was, I'd simply forgotten about it and had forgotten how great a band Nirvana were. Like, fucking hell, they were so flipping good! Pity I never got to see them live, but hey, at least my generation has The Killers ...KURT, WAIT, NOOOOO!!!!!!

Drain You
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Been A Son
Spank Thru
Scentless Apprentice
Heart Shaped Box
Milk It
Negative Creep

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