Comprised of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Chris Novoselic, Nirvana was one of the most influential bands in the history of... bands. AND, I am going to review their most famous CD, "Nevermind."
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BEFORE I blab on about the songs, I want to relay to your readers what is said inside the booklet. It's interesting to read:
"Spring is here again, tender age in bloom, he knows not what it means, sell the kids for food, we can have some more. The water is so yellow, I'm a healthy student, you're my vitamins. Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don't be late. And just maybe I'm to blame for all I've heard but I'm not sure, I'm so excited I can't wait to meet you there but I don't care. I don't care if it's old, I don't mind if I don't have a mind, get away from your home. Have to have a poison skin, give an inch take a smile. Never met a wise man, if so it's a woman, gotta fine a way to find a way, I had better wait. One mroe special message to go, as defense I'm neutered and spayed, what the hell am I trying to say? I got so high that I scratched 'til I bled. The second coming came in last out of the closet. At the end of the rainbow and your rope. Don't hrut yourself, I want some help to help myself, she's just a bored as me. I've got this friend you see, wo makes me feel, I don't regret a thing. And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets. Our little group has always been and always will until the end, with the lights out it's less dangerous, here we are now, entertain us, I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now entertain us, a mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, yay, yay, a denial, I'm wrose at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed, I found it hard, it was hard to find, oh well, whatever, nevermind."
Whoooaaaaaa. Now wasn't that fun? Now, for this review, I am going to have some help. Allow me to introduce "my mysterious source, the perverse moo cow." I'll show him as "MC" and me as "TM." On to the review!:
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
TM: This is a classic, I myself can even play this on guitar. SO hoorah booyah grandma! A great song, indeed. It sure doesn't shomp. Not only that, the content of the song owns!
MC: It became a national teenage anthem, one that defined a culture.
TM: This is a great song in my mind. The lyrics mess with your head but then the guitar riffs plaster everything back together. Plus, who can't like a song called "In Bloom?"
MC: Which song was that, "He's the one, who likes all our pretty songs, and he likes to sing along, and he likes to shoot his gun, but he don't know what it means, doesn't know what it means when I say"
MC: .....I think it's supposed to be a mock on people who follow his music JUST for the fact it's the new thing. "He likes our 'pretty songs', likes to sing along, but doesn't know what it MEANS." It's a pretty easy thing to read, since most of Nirvana's at-the-time popularity was because they were becoming mainstream...Which was exactly what it was meant NOT to be.
"Come As You Are"
TM: A great song that seemed to simplify life's little turbulences. "Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be." It splits up things into versions. "Come as you ARE, and you WERE, and I want you to BE." References to past, present, and future. It makes his views to be a more general thing.
MC: Come...as you are, as you were, as I want you to be....Hmm. VERY tough, the lyrics don't seem to support this..But "come as you are" is probably a call to BE who you are, not what everyone WANTS you to be.
TM: Probably my favorite song on "Nevermind." "Breed" has an almost distant beginning guitar "solo" that really makes me go "WHEEEEEEE!" The song doesn't make much sense to me, but I still enjoy it greatly. The content SEEMS to go with a message. I just haven't been able to decode it yet.
MC: Tough one.."Even if you have, even if you need, I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed"....Convoluted, probably not INTENDED to make sense. Hmmmm....
TM: That all...? Or are you thinking...?
MC: I don't think there is much to comment on. It's pretty straightforwardly convoluted.
MC: Lithium...can't remember lyrics well. Wait yeah I do
MC: "I'm so happy, 'cuz today I found my friends.
They're in my head."
MC: I think that's just one of those anger-let out songs. Could mean he won't let his stardom break him. "I like it, I'm not gonna crack"....He won't let the fact he might like it change him.
TM: I don't remember how this song goes, so you have at it Moo Cow.
MC: S&M. Think about it. "Polly wants a cracker.."
TM: BUWAHAHAHA! I love this song, especially the title. It strikes a nerve for some reason, and makes me happy. Not sure why it makes me happy, and it probably shouldn't, but hey! What can you do?
MC: Ummmm makes fun of nationalism. ME THINKS.
TM: Don't know crap about this one, either.
MC: CONVOLUTED!!!! Makes about NO sense. "The water is so yellow I'm a healthy student".....
MC: "I don't care what you think unless it is about me". NO sense.
TM: Tis a funny song, and I definately like it alot. It makes SOME sense, but not too much. Moo Cow?
MC: How'd that one go, again?
TM: Erm, check your email. I just sent you the lyrics for your viewing pleasure.
MC: Alright then.....
MC: LOL one of my favorites...I think the lyrics let on that it's about someone CHEATING.
TM: I wish I knew what to say, but it's been awhile since I actually listened to the CD. So have at it once again, Moo Cow.
MC: Stay away.
TM: ..... ?
TM: ..... That it?
MC: I think.
"On A Plain"
TM: Monkey likes.
MC: I'm on a plain...He's content with where he is in the world NOW, doesn't want to change.
And finally, "Something In The Way"
TM: I'm loopy, your turn Moo Cow.
MC: I think it represents social boundaries and sometimes what anti-socials have to overcome.
TM: Alrighty, thank you very much "my mysterious source, the perverse moo cow."
OK, well that's it. See ya folks.
A vision of you walking into the arms of another.... you just walked away.
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