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The text at 45 degrees is a nice touch.
Poor Spencer Elden. Not only does the chap have to live with his "unauthorised" baby pic on the cover of Nirvana's breakthrough record Nevermind – the image has now been immortalised on the streets of Adelaide via GPS exercise tracker Strava. In case you missed it, Nevermind, one of the greatest guitar albums ever made, turned …
So that is what passes for "math skills" in the UK nowadays.
The actual date of release is readily available: 1991.
Now, follow me, Bueller. 2021 - 1991 = 30.
What a shame the education system in the UK is so bad that not only did you come up with such drivel, six people upvoted you for it! *LOL*
The now adult young gentleman on the cover of 'Nirvana' is rather upset that pretty much the entire population of the Western world has seen his infant willy, and is suing for compensation. Can't say I blame him really, as it must be it embarrassing trying to ask someone out and getting the obvious questions and comments.
"I hate to break it to you, but I consider Nickelback to be considerably better sounding than Nirvana. I never did understand why hearing someone mumble around a mouthful of marbles while the band cranked the distortion to hide their lack of skill was so popular..."
That's fine, and regarding Nickelback, you're perfectly entitled to your musical opinion, but to claim that Nirvana had no skill is doing a bit of disservice to their and Kurts' songwriting ability.
I'll just leave these videos here so you can educate yourself a bit more regarding the songwriting stuff - these are from Rick Beato, a reasonably respected musician and producer in his own right but also an academic and analyser of songwriting construction and music theory, taken from his series "What Makes This Song Great".
Episode 90 - Smells Like Teen Spirit, from Nevermind
However, I expect that you won't watch these videos because you already have an opinion formed regarding Nirvana.
You could however prove me wrong, if you feel like it?
There is no "fine line" between genius and madness; it is all in the mind of the perceiver.
You say Cobain was a genius; I say he was mad. The way he ended it supports my perspective.
Far more likely, they came out in your formative years, while my tastes had largely been settled by then, though I've come to appreciate a lot of talent over the years beyond that initial repertoire.
On the bright side, pretty much every one of my favorite bands I listen to has been together for more on the order of 35-40 years, if they're still in the business. There is nothing like the recent treat that Iron Maiden's 2021 release was to my ears; over three decades of practice and experience starting out with raw talent.
Now THAT, in my books, constitutes "genius." Anyone can have a brain fart; it takes a whole different level of character to produce and keep producing for an entire lifetime while getting BETTER at ones craft the whole duration...
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